Treating Methadone Addiction

Don’t mistake the fact that methadone is used to treat addiction to other drugs like heroin as an indicator of a harmless substance. It is anything but harmless. Much like heroin and other destructive drugs, methadone is an opiate. Therefore, it is very addictive, and it requires a detox process that involves serious withdrawal symptoms which must be closely monitored and managed.  Many are tempted to stop the so-called heroin rat race and go on methadone.  They are sick of feeling sick.  They are using not to be sick – just to maintain.  They don’t feel the “high” any longer.  They are pushing the limits to just try to get high.  Overdoses are happening and often they will turn to methadone.  After that, the methadone upward taper starts.  40mg to 60mg to 90mg and then 120mg.  You stay there for a little bit or you increase 150mg, 200mg and so on.  There seems to be no limit but the difference is that there is really no high.  The couch looks more appealing, then the snacks and junk food increase.  Weight gain, depression, no motivation continues and until you are stuck and tapering down is 1000 times harder and slower than you would even believe.
Are you are tired of being a slave to methadone?  Do you start each day standing in line for your next dose, only to get up the next morning and do the same? You don’t have to feel trapped anymore. Our team of has the experience to help you take your life back, even if you are already at 120mg or 200mg doses. Take control of your life and get help before physical and mental adverse reactions take over.

Methadone withdrawal symptoms include the following:

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Joint pains
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Intense cravings
  • Irritability
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia (not sleeping)
  • Restlessness

Effectively managing the detox process is crucial to the overall success of your recovery program. At Compass Recovery, we will encourage you to stay active. That way, you’ll not only have less time to think about your next dose of methadone, but you’ll also be acclimating your body to a new and healthy routine, full of promise, hope, and peace.

We use a proven effective combination of medication, healthy diet, exercise, and counseling to provide you with the tools you need to rediscover your life free from drug addiction. No longer will you have to wait in line every day for your dosage, and feel like a prisoner to methadone.
In addition to establishing a new, healthier routine, the courteous and professional staff at Compass Recovery will listen to your individual needs continuously, so that we are on the same page with your unique treatment plan, based on your individual needs for successful recovery.
We Are Experts in Methadone Detox Process. Our Medical Team implements a multidisciplinary plan to assist you in detox.
Medication management starts on day one and continues until your discharge.   Frequent to daily visits to continue to meet your needs.  Our medical professionals believe in one day at a time.  They understand that symptoms change and they work hard to match a medication regimen that matches YOU!
Compass Recovery uses Yoga, stretching, massage therapy, Jacuzzi and movement to help you through your physical withdraw symptoms.
Therapy, counseling, and groups happen during detoxification and stabilization. Compass Recovery works through your whole body to encourage movement not just physically but through body, mind, and spirit.
If you’re tired of being a slave to methadone and want to live your life with renewed purpose, a healthy body, and a free mind with unlimited potential, contact us at Compass Recovery today.

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