Why Start Methadone Treatment before Thanksgiving?
Opiate addiction is one of the worst feeling addictions in the world. When you are high on it, you might feel wonderful briefly. Then again, you might feel nauseous, like vomiting, constipated, or achy. The euphoria that opiates bring you is usually short lived. On top of this, your family and friends know when you are using. They see the irritability when you cannot have your normal dose and you probably have snapped or gotten aggressive with the on more than one occasion. Starting methadone treatment is a very frightening prospect, but it is one thing you should do for yourself, friends, and family before the Thanksgiving holiday.
You should start methadone treatment before Thanksgiving for yourself. It takes only hours for the therapy to start working. This means you will miss the major symptoms of opiate withdrawal before your Thanksgiving dinner. If you stop opiates cold turkey before Thanksgiving, you might be subject to some of the less than pleasant side effects of withdrawal over the thanksgiving holiday. These effects such as crippling intense nausea and vomiting are calmed by the use of the methadone.
Although methadone is known to cause some nausea itself, it is not nearly as intense or debilitating as true opiate withdrawal. With methadone, you can enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner without the problematic side effects.
Once your methadone dose is adjusted to the correct amount, you will be free from the chronic pain that started your addiction and the withdrawal symptoms that would plague you if you just quit taking them.
For Your Friends and Family
Your friends and family will notice your opiate use, the personality changes when you do not have it and how you sick and absent you are while you are on it. Once the methadone is adjusted to the right dosage, your mood becomes more even and you no longer suffer from the bouts of nausea and vomiting.
On methadone, the constant craving for the drug is considerably weaker so you will no longer spend your time searching out the opiate you are addicted to. You can spend time with your friends and family without worrying about being caught or worrying where your next dose will come from.
You will be able to enjoy your dinner instead of craving the opiate or trying to acquire it. You will find that you no longer have to avoid family functions while you are legally taking the methadone.
You also will not be spending large sums of money acquiring illegal opiates, giving you more money for things like Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas presents. The sooner you find a proper methadone treatment center the sooner you will receive the benefits of being opiate free.
Although the many treatment options can be confusing, we are here to help. For more information on methadone treatment, how long it takes, and methadone treatment centers call us at 800-530-0431Who Answers?. We can help you find a way to be opiate free before Thanksgiving dinner is served.