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Methadone Addiction | Detox 5
Methadone was initially developed as a painkiller. Since then, it has become a popular choice for treating heroin addiction, but due to its habit-forming nature, addiction to methadone has been reported in many former heroin users in their struggle to get clean. Methadone is a synthetic opiate, which is used to replace heroin. As its effects last longer than those of heroin, it can be taken only once a day.
While it does not provide the euphoria related to heroin, methadone reduces the harm associated with heroin addiction, allowing some heroin addicts to adopt a less chaotic lifestyle.
Unfortunately, "topping up" methadone with heroin is common, and the effects of this trend have created even more methadone addicts. Detox programs can begin the path to treatment of methadone addiction for users looking to get clean. Although methadone is often used to treat recovering addicts, overdoses of the substance have become tragically common.
Methadone withdrawal typically includes anxiety, widespread pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, sweating and vomiting. This can be dangerous as all of the body's systems go through changes as the effects of the drug wear off. Almost as many people using the Detox 5 service wish to come off of methadone as heroin.
How we can help
Over 7,500 opiate users have safely detoxed with Detox 5 since 1995. If you are addicted to methadone, our detox programme may be for you. If you are using less than 100ml a day, we can work to make your methadone detox as comfortable and pain-free as possible. For more details on methadone detox - please call us. Please click on the following link for more details of our detox programme.
It has been over a year and although it was the most difficult thing I have had endure once I returned home, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who had the same problem.