Methadone maintenance can be a potential treatment option for hydrocodone addiction. However, it depends on your specific situation whether or not this rehab option is right for your needs. Let us help you find the best treatment option for your current situation by calling 800-530-0431; you can begin your recovery today.
How Does Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) Work?
MMT centers provide methadone to patients who require treatment for opioid addiction recovery. According to the National Institute of Justice, individuals in the program receive 80-120 mg doses of methadone daily that
- Minimize their withdrawal symptoms
- Reduce their cravings
- Block their opioid receptors
- Allow them to function during their day-to-day lives without opioid abuse
Patients should not expect to only receive the drug as treatment for their substance use disorder. MMT programs also provide a number of other treatment options to patients, including therapy, housing and vocational help, support group meetings, etc.
Can MMT Be Effective for Hydrocodone Addiction?
Many people who struggle with heroin addiction often seek this option for recovery and treatment, but the program is also effective for the treatment of many different types of opioid addictions, including hydrocodone. Because methadone can block the opioid receptors in the brain without causing a high––as long as it is taken at the right doses––it can keep an individual from getting high on any type of opioid including prescription painkillers.
Methadone can also treat the withdrawal symptoms and cravings caused by any type of opioid drug, which includes hydrocodone. Still, it is important to consider the other aspects of MMT and whether or not this option will be effective for you.
Is MMT Right for My Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment?
Every individual should consider their specific options for recovery in order to find the one that best suits their needs. In general, MMT is often a successful and beneficial rehab option for those who
- Suffer from a severe dependence on opioids
- According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one of the additional pharmacological options for opioid addiction treatment is buprenorphine. While it is less prone to abuse than methadone, it is, unfortunately, not as effective for those with severe dependencies, as it cannot be as effective as optimal-dose methadone.
- Have been abusing opioids for a long period of time or abuse multiple drugs
- If you have been struggling with addiction for several months or years, methadone maintenance might be the best choice for your needs. Also, if you abuse hydrocodone in addition to other drugs, it could also benefit you to try this treatment option.
- Require long-term treatment
- According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, MMT usually lasts longer than the general rehab program lengths, requiring that patients stay on the medication for a year or longer. After this time, one’s need for methadone can usually be reexamined, but if you are specifically looking for a long-term treatment option, MMT is likely to be an effective choice for your needs.
- Require outpatient treatment
- Though there are a number of residential MMT programs, many of these facilities are outpatient-based and allow patients to attend treatment while still living their lives. The medication will not cause you to experience a high, and you can still work, drive, and go home every night to your family while you attend MMT.
If any of these variables apply to you in addition to your opioid addiction, you may want to choose MMT for your hydrocodone abuse recovery. Even if they don’t, though, you may still want to choose MMT for your rehab.
This treatment option has existed since the 1960s and can be found in urban and suburban areas as well as in many different types of clinics. Methadone maintenance has helped many opioid addicts change their lives in a number of ways, including allowing them to put an end to their prescription and illicit opioid abuse.
How Can I Find MMT Centers?
You can find a treatment program by checking our database or by calling 800-530-0431. We will match you with the best rehab option for your current needs and answer any questions you may have about recovery, including whether or not a specific rehab center will take your insurance. Call now to start your treatment and to begin your life anew.