Methadone

Methadone belongs to the Opioid family of drugs. The drug is a synthetic opioid that is medically prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. It is also found to treat opiate addictions, especially addiction to heroin.

While Methadone is used to help curb addiction, it isn’t as heavily regulated as other drugs. However the substance is still a very powerful opiate and has a real addictive potential.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Methadone is an opioid used for pain relief. It is also used for reducing withdrawal symptoms in narcotic drug users. Addiction can occur and comes with symptoms and side effects:

  • Increased tolerance
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as depression, cramps, insomnia
  • Prioritizing re-dosing over social and familial responsibilities
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Impaired and blurry vision
  • Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain

Whenever Methadone is used more than stated on the prescription, or without, it is considered abuse. Methadone does not create similar euphoric effects induced by heroin or morphine since it is designed to block the pleasure sensation induced by other opiates. Regardless of this, individuals can be found to take Methadone illegally in hopes of achieving a high.

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Treatment Program

Each person has specific physical needs, addiction levels and medical situations so there is not a common set formula for detox. As your detoxification progresses you will receive updates from our medical team.

The thought of withdrawal symptoms can be really intimidating. Firstly, our programs are specifically designed to remove drugs from your system. In addition, our medical team will work on a detoxification program that reduces withdrawal issues.

However, detoxification from Methadone at the 1000 Islands Wellness & Treatment Centre is just the start of the overall program. After you come out of our medically supervised detox we will work on a comprehensive plan to deal with the underlying issues that caused your addiction. In addition, our therapeutic and holistic programs include one-on-one counselling, group counselling, physical activity and real life experiences that will help you when you return to your day to day life. 

  • Recreation Programs
  • Holistic treatment approaches (inc. Yoga, Meditation)
  • Art and Music therapy
  • Relapse prevention information
  • Life management
  • Counselling for individuals, groups, and families
  • Nutritional and dietary counselling
  • Physical fitness and personal training
  • Aftercare treatment solutions

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