Methadone is a drug that is frequently prescribed by doctors to manage chronic pain or to overcome an opioid addiction. Unfortunately, this drug is also highly addictive itself. In some cases, people find themselves addicted to this drug they initially just used for pain management and end up abusing it.
If you or a loved one is addicted to methadone, the licensed medical and clinical staff at Hill Country Detox can create an individualized detox plan for you to help you reclaim your life from addiction.
Do I Need Methadone Detox?
Not everyone who comes to Hill Country Detox needs a full detox program. You may just need medical observation while you abstain from methadone use. Doing so in a monitored setting will provide the security of an experienced staff who can step in if you experience any uncomfortable withdrawal effects or serious medical issues.
The intensity of methadone withdrawal depends on your drug abuse history, co-existing mental and medical conditions, the dosage taken and the length of time methadone was abused, among other things. Some common physical effects of methadone withdrawal include:
- Aching muscles
Our medical staff will make sure your detox experience is a safe one by administering medication to comfortably taper your physical withdrawal symptoms so you experience a nice and easy ascent down into sobriety.
What to Expect
Your personalized methadone detox program will be designed based on the results of a need-finding comprehensive health assessment. This will be completed by our medical team within your first 24 hours at Hill Country Detox. The findings of this assessment will give us the essential details we need to create a program that is perfectly tailored to your addiction needs. These include your drug abuse history, co-existing medical and mental conditions, other drugs abused with methadone, and the dosage and frequency of usage.
As your body begins to adjust to the absence of methadone in your system, you will experience many physical, mental and emotional changes. Our medical staff is on-site 24/7 to ensure your safety during this time. We will check on you several times a day to make sure you are comfortable and content. This supervised detox period requires continual communication between yourself and our staff so we can adequately meet your changing needs as they arise.
Individual and Group Counseling
Your emotional responses to methadone detox may be unexpected—and that’s okay. Our clinical team of addiction specialists, alongside your detox counselor, are here to provide support all throughout your detox program. In addition to calling your family once each day to update them on your progress, your detox counselor will also provide individual and group counseling to guide you as you learn to let go of an old life of addiction and embrace a new, sober one.
Duration of Methadone Detox
Our detox programs typically last 5-7 days but the duration of your individual treatment plan will vary based on your individual circumstances. After our initial physical assessment, we will tell you how long you can expect to be in detox.
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