Extended Methadone Detox Program
Methadone Detox Program
At Beach City Detox, clients are invited to take their first step toward lifelong freedom from addiction’s grasp. Located in Huntington Beach, California, we provide qualified, compassionate detox services to men struggling with numerous forms of addiction, from alcohol to heroin. This includes an extended methadone detox program, for which we’re especially well-known. The effects of methadone addiction can be ravaging, but they don’t have to be permanent. The road to recovery starts with clinical detox; we invite you to learn more about our methadone program here at Beach City.
First, what is methadone? Essentially, it’s a synthetic opiate, working on the brain’s opioid receptors in the same way that heroin, morphine, and opioid painkillers do. In fact, methadone is sometimes used to treat opiate addiction; individuals are weaned off of heroin and on to methadone. The problem with this approach, however, is that methadone itself is powerfully addictive—so often, the result is simply to exchange one form of addiction for another.
Signs and Symptoms of Methadone Addiction
Methadone addiction impacts both the body and mind in a number of different ways. Just a few of the most common signs and symptoms of methadone addiction include:
- Sleeping disruptions
- Difficult, labored breathing
- Muscle pain, cramps, or spasms
- Increased tolerance—needing higher and higher doses of methadone to avoid withdrawal symptoms
- The presence of withdrawal symptoms (more on this below)
- Neglecting work, school, or family responsibilities to use or acquire more methadone
If you witness any of these signs and symptoms in yourself or in a loved one, that means that detox and recovery are likely necessary.
As with most drugs, methadone can lead to withdrawal symptoms when you stop using it. Though it’s used to lessen the withdrawal pains associated with opiate addiction, its own withdrawal symptoms are significant. They include:
- Abdominal pain
- Chills or hot flashes
Due to these withdrawal pains, it’s difficult for individuals who are addicted to methadone to stop using it. Attempting a home detox runs the risk that these pains become so severe, larger-than-normal quantities of methadone are consumed. In other words, home detox risks both relapse and overdose. That’s why we recommend men addicted to methadone learn more about our program here at Beach City Detox.
How to Detox from Methadone
At Beach City Detox in California, clients get to experience our treatment for alcohol abuse and substance abuse where they can benefit from our advanced clinical program and also from our scenic beachfront location. This is the perfect environment in which to focus on your recovery—tranquil, peaceful, and private. We also offer a range of amenities, from comfortable accommodation,TV to nutritious meals. Our clinical program is staffed by trained professionals who have years of experience in addiction detox. They provide a range of solutions that might encompass spiritual formation, a 12-step structure, group therapy, cognitive/behavioral therapy, and more. The goal is to provide each client with the services that he needs to detox safely and effectively.
From there, the recovery journey continues either to a residential treatment program or a sober living facility. We work with some of the best ones in the Huntington Beach area, and are able to connect men to the program that best meets their needs—ensuring a full continuum of care. Methadone addiction is serious, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. You can seek peace and freedom today—and it all starts with medical detox. Reach out to Beach City Detox today to learn more about our program.