Methadone is a powerful synthetic opiate mainly used
as a substitute or detox for other powerful opiates.
Methadone has a so-called treatment or maintenance
program that can be successful at getting addicted
individuals off other opiates. However, the drug
is also extremely addictive; in fact, the withdrawal
symptoms incurred from its high milligrams are
more severe and take longer to subside than that of heroin or Oxycontin.
The drug is acquired either at a methadone clinic
or prescribed from a doctor. At a methadone clinic,
addicts go and sign up and then can be given
the appropriate schedule or dose of the drug.
The doses given at these clinics usually
comes in a liquid form given orally mixed in
punch or juice. These clinics provide two
different programs either detox or
maintenance. The detox program
is a 21-day schedule that usually starts patients
off at an average dose of 40 milligrams for a
five-day period, and then slowly taper clients
off the of milligrams to reduce the harsh effects
of withdrawal. Typically, methadone clinics policy
only allows for an addict three failed attempts
at the detoxification before the client has to
go on the maintenance program. The
Methadone maintenance program allows its patients
to increase their own milligrams or doses to
a much higher schedule as to discourage clients
from seeking other drugs. Once or if an addict
gets up to the higher milligrams it becomes much
more difficult to come off of, and other types
of detoxification programs usually will not accept
clients on more than 40 milligrams with the exception
of a few expensive detoxification facilities.
Many addicts find themselves regretting they
ever got on the program, because methadone has
a much longer half-life in the human body its “extremely
difficult” to come off
of after taking higher doses.
Methadone rehab is a common term used today which
also describes Methadone treatment and/or Methadone
rehabilitation. Rehab centers and their treatments
have become more comprehensive, with the implementation
of many old but newly adopted holistic therapies
into Methadone rehab environments.
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