Methadone is a man-made opioid medication that is used in chronic pain management and in the treatment of opiate addiction.
Detoxification using methadone can either be done relatively rapid in less than a month or gradually over as long as six months. While a single dose has a quick effect, achieving the utmost effect can take up to five days of use. After long-term use in people with regular liver function, this effects last 8 to 36 hours. As a treatment for addiction, methadone is consumed on a daily basis in either a liquid or tablet form. This reduces their withdrawal symptoms and longing for opioids.
Since each and every person reacts to the specific type of drug and treatment differently, each individual’s care is tailored to their unique problems. This program also focuses on the appropriate treatment setting, family and work life, how the individual functions in society, and what is needed to be functional and productive.
Methadone has been incorporated in the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. This highlights its significance as a treatment for heroin dependence. For more information on Methadone Treatment Program, please book an appointment with us.
Complete Healthcare offers treatment plans consisting of close monitoring, behavior counseling, group and individual support and drug therapy. Our friendly and supportive medical team work to devise a safe and effective plan that caters to your individual struggle with addiction. Complete Healthcare teaches you how to recognize destructive behavior and acknowledge and understand the root behind your addiction.
Our thorough outpatient drug rehab program provides the necessary after care services, such as a sober living environment, to help those in recovery transition back into their lives, drug free. Addiction relapses are quite common, particularly among those struggling with opiate addiction, and only a full-fledged treatment program like ours can provide lasting recovery. For more information about treatment, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Milroy J. Samuel.