What is the Treatment for Methadone Withdrawal?

Methadone is a common treatment for both chronic pain and opiate withdrawal. It is useful in many situations. Unfortunately, it is also an addictive drug that causes problems in some users. There are a few treatment options available for the treatment of methadone withdrawal. For help finding a treatment program that’s right for you call 800-530-0431Who Answers?.

Why Stop Using Methadone?

Many people do remarkably well on a steady dose of methadone. They can remain on methadone maintenance for years without problems, so why consider going through methadone withdrawal. According to the National Library of Medicine, a few of these reasons are:

  • you’ve become tolerant to methadone
  • you risk overdose
  • you want to become pregnant or are pregnant
  • you suffer from severe side effects from methadone
  • you are taking more than your prescribed dose
  • you are suffering from some of the long term effects
  • you are tired of being dependent on the drug

These are all valid reasons to stop using methadone and seek treatment for the withdrawal. You can find treatment by calling 800-530-0431Who Answers?.

Main Types of Treatment Programs

Methadone Withdrawal

Methadone withdrawal treatment programs can increase your ability to live a meaningful life.

There are two main types of treatment programs available for methadone withdrawal. You can receive these treatment types in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. Inpatient treatment is ordinarily more intensive and successful, while outpatient treatment is more challenging but still has a high success rate. These are medically assisted treatment and behavioral treatment programs.

Medication Assisted Treatment Programs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, medication assisted treatment programs are highly successful when combined with other types of therapy. Medication assisted treatment uses a variety of medications to help you overcome your current addiction. Some of these medications are:

These medications prevent the withdrawal symptoms from methadone withdrawal and treat chronic pain at the same time. Medication assisted treatment is an excellent beginning to an overall treatment program. Most medication assisted treatment programs also contain a counseling component. These treatment programs are known to:

  • improve treatment retention rates
  • reduce opioid and opiate use including the use of methadone
  • increase the ability to live a meaningful life

All of these are benefits of using a medication assisted treatment program.

Choosing the Best Inpatient Methadone Withdrawal Treatment

Behavioral Treatment Programs

Behavioral treatment programs often start after the initial detox program. These programs usually consist of:

  • individual and group counseling
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • contingency management
  • life skills training
  • motivational therapy
  • 12 step programs

Each of these programs has a variety of components but they are usually started after methadone detox or medication stabilization. During detox you will withdraw from the methadone and during stabilization you switch to a mild, more tolerable medication.

Finding a Treatment Program for Methadone Withdrawal

You can find a treatment for methadone withdrawal simply by calling 800-530-0431Who Answers?. Choosing the right treatment program is important. Let us help you choos the right one for you.

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