Methadone Addiction Rehab in Orange County
Methadone is used as a pain reliever and is also one of a small number of drugs which is approved to be used in the treatment of addiction to and dependence on opioids. It comes under names such as Dolophone, Methadose, Methadose Sugar-Free, and Diskets. It is used as part of drug addiction detox and maintenance programs, although there is an increasing rate of abuse of methadone that needs to be combatted.
• Neglect of self, work, relationships
• Sweating, slowed breathing
• ‘Doctor Shopping’
• Nausea and vomiting
• Impaired judgment
• Increased pain, constipation
• Erratic behavior
Medical Effects of Long-Term Methadone Abuse
Long term abuse can lead to sexual dysfunction. Mismanagement of dosage can cause severe respiratory problems over the long term. Misuse of methadone, an oral medication, includes injecting it without using correct sterile procedure and this brings risk of blood borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C. Mixing methadone consumption with consumption of other substances like alcohol and benzodiazepines, which slow down the body increases risk of death at worst and breathing problems at best. Overdose is always a risk.
Withdrawal Symptoms from Methadone
Symptoms typically appear between 24 and 36 hours after the last dose and withdrawal may last from a couple of weeks up to 6 months but will peak after approximately 3 days. Symptoms will feel flu-like and may include tiredness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, cravings, diarrhea, and more. The first week is usually the worst and closely monitored withdrawal in a controlled setting is imperative if recovery is to be successful.
Get Help from Methadone Abuse at CASA Recovery
Drug addiction recovery, specifically methadone addiction treatment, is offered to you in San Juan Capistrano, CA. At CASA Recovery our fully trained drug abuse treatment specialists can guide you through a tailor made program to ensure your experience of recovery from methadone addiction is carried out in a controlled, measured way and that the underlying reasons for your substance misuse are addressed in a nonjudgmental, professional way. Contact us and begin your recovery journey now. It could save your life.