Opiate Addiction and Detox Programs

Methadone addiction can be very difficult to deal with because the drug is so sticky and hard to detox from. In fact it is much harder to detox from Methadone than it is to detox from heroin and so it is almost like the cure is worse than the disease in many cases. If you are on Methadone and are trying to get off then really you only have one way to do so that will go anywhere near smooth for you.

What you need to do is to slowly ween yourself down from the Methadone in 10 milligram increments. The slower the better. Take your time and keep steadily reducing the dose. If you can get it down to about 30 milligrams per day or less then you should try to finish your detox in a drug rehab center. There they can give you other medication that will help you to be fully detoxed from the drug and become entirely drug free.

Many people who were on Methadone as a maintenance drug are switching over to Suboxone because it does not really get you high and give you the same doping effect that Methadone does. If you are hooked on Methadone and you still feel that you need something long term for either pain or for opiate dependence then you should look into the possibility of switching over to Suboxone. Talk to your doctor about it and look into the cost of doing so. Unfortunately it is usually more expensive to do so but it is a much better option in terms of the side effects and the dependency issue.

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