Methadone is a medication that is supposed to help with heroin, morphine, or other opioid addiction, withdrawal, and dependence. This synthetic narcotic has been used to treat opioid addictions for more than 30 years. Since heroin releases an excess of dopamine in the body, which causes the user to need an opiate continuously occupying the opioid receptor in the brain, it is said that methadone occupies this receptor and is the stabilizing factor that permits addicts on methadone to change their behavior and discontinue the use of heroin or other opioids.
Methadone is to be taken orally once a day. If taken as prescribed, methadone suppresses the narcotic withdrawal for 24 to 36 hours on average. Methadone is thought to be very effective in eliminating withdrawal symptoms, and it is used in detoxifying many opiate addicts. Methadone is “supposed to” reduce the cravings associated with opiate addicts and is “supposed to” give a person a sense of freedom from the drug and their disruptive and compulsive behavior subsides tremendously. “Supposed to” is key here as many the relapse rate on methadone is very high and many addicts become addicted to the drug or become cross addicted.
Currently there are thousands are looking for a solution to methadone and opiate addiction. They do not want to substitute one addiction for another, or deal with the negative side effects and severe withdrawal symptoms from methadone. We understand that urge to become completely drug free on a daily basis. We can help you with that.
We are here to help you find a drug rehab program that will not substitute one drug for another, but will leave you walking out their doors completely drug free and sober for the rest of your life. This is possible and we help people achieve this every single day. If you are tired of cycle of addiction, are ready for a drug free approach or are struggling with an addiction to methadone, give us a call today at 888-824-0448 to speak to a counselor.