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Methadone Addiction Treatment for A Drug-Free Life

Methadone is an opioid painkiller used to treat individuals suffering from opioid drug addiction, such as prescription drugs or heroin. Methadone for opioid addiction is very useful, but it can cause addiction since it too is an opiate.

Methadone prescription and dosage is closely monitored by psychiatrists when it is used as a part of de-addiction treatment. However, the relatively low cost of methadone compared to other painkillers and being the choice of long-term chronic pain medication. Individuals have been exposed to the drug more than before, even individuals who have not received any opioid medicines in the past. This exposure has led to a rise in people using the drug for recreational purposes and developing methadone addiction.

Methadone addiction is hazardous to health; we highly recommend seeking early treatment to avoid any potential danger associated with it.

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Side Effects of Methadone

The side effects of methadone are similar to that of opioid drugs. These include: 

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Forgetfulness
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion and impaired cognitive function
  • Impaired balance
  • Lack of limb coordination

Seeking help from a methadone treatment centre can help one avoid these effects.

Symptoms of Methadone Overdose

Individuals addicted to methadone may overdose; it is easier to overdose on methadone than other opioid drugs. A methadone overdose can also result in death. The symptoms of methadone overdose are as follows:

  • Bluish skin
  • Lethargy and inability to stay awake
  • Stupor
  • Vomiting
  • Slow and shallow breathing
  • Blue-tinted fingertips and lips
  • Convulsions
  • Coma

One might combine methadone consumption with other drugs; this leads to serious heart problems ranging from arrhythmia to heart attack. A methadone addiction treatment is equipped to help individuals facing these symptoms.

What Does the Methadone Addiction Treatment Entail?

Whether an individual uses methadone recreationally or for its medicinal value as a part of methadone maintenance treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, the treatment requires methadone detox centres and continuous comprehensive therapy, which is why an inpatient rehabilitation centre is the best choice for methadone addiction treatment.

The first step of any de-addiction treatment is detoxification at a cocaine, heroin or alcohol rehabilitation centre in India. In a few cases, methadone dosage is tapered off slowly, while individuals are prescribed other medication, such as buprenorphine. Medicines that may be used in methadone withdrawal management and treatment include:

  • Buprenorphine: FDA approved medication to treat opioid use disorder flexibly. It reduces cravings and can also be prescribed as take-home dosages.
  • L-alpha-acetylmethadol(LAAM): Also used in opioid use disorder treatment. Similar to buprenorphine, it is an alternative to methadone therapy. It is thus helpful for individuals undergoing methadone addiction treatment. Some side-effects have been reported due to the long-term use of this medication; these include- nausea, rashes, abnormal liver function and high blood pressure.
  • Psychiatric medication: an individual goes through various emotions and psychological effects during withdrawal and recovery. Medications are often prescribed if symptoms of depression or anxiety are observed in individuals by psychiatrists. In addition to the medications, an individual also takes part in regular individual and group therapy as a part of the treatment.

SimranShri Rehabilitation Centre – Helping Men Fight Addiction

At SimranShri, we understand the problems of your loved ones. We provide a holistic approach while treating them and listening closely to provide them with the best care. At our drug rehabilitation centre in India, we offer the utmost respect for the health and wellness of your loved ones and help them through the various programs available to us. We can help them combat addictions along with mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, etc. We give importance to quantified nutrition and positive lifestyle changes so that your loved ones can focus on their physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and mental development. We also provide pickup services to those who find it difficult to reach us. Some of the services we offer are –

  • Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  • Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Withdrawal Management
  • Detoxification Services
  • 12 Step Programs
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression Counselling
  • Just For Today Sessions
  • Dance Sessions
  • Yoga and Meditation Sessions
  • Life Management Sessions
  • Values and Morals Sessions

With our doctors, counsellors, psychologists, and care staff having more than thirty years of experience, you can rest assured that your loved ones will be treated with extreme care to overcome their hurdles for a better living tomorrow. Do not wait for your loved ones to hit rock bottom. Stand against addiction and help bring a change in their lives. Give your loved ones the gift of a longer, healthier and better life – a life without substance use. Call us to know more and get help today.

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