Methadone recovery centers help those who have become addicted to or dependent on methadone stop use of the drug safely. As you begin the search for the right methadone rehab and recovery facility for you, start with understanding what methadone is and when it became a problem for you.
What Is Methadone?
Methadone is a narcotic painkiller, but it is also used to help treat heroin addiction. Overdoses and addictions stem from accidental or intentional overuse or misuse. A person who is addicted may crave the drug physically and mentally. Dependencies can develop even when the drug is taken correctly and may lead to addictions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1999 to 2005, poisoning deaths by methadone increased from 4 percent to 14 percent. Because methadone use has become so prominent, it is important to understand when a person needs to seek help and treatment. If you or a loved one would like more information on a methadone recovery center near you, call us at 1-888-319-2606Who Answers? .
How Can I Find a Rehabilitation Center?
Many methadone recovery centers are available near you, in other areas of the United States, and all over the world. Before you choose a rehabilitation center, you'll need to decide if you want to go to an inpatient or outpatient program. You can search the SAMHSA government website to find a center, or talk to a doctor to determine which kind of treatment is best and where it is provided. The doctor can then give you referrals to help you get into hospital-related treatment centers quickly when necessary. You can also call us at 1-888-319-2606Who Answers? for fast referral to high-quality methadone treatment programs in your area.
Which Center Is Best?
In addition to cost, among the aspects to consider when choosing a recovery clinic are whether the facility offers:
- Detoxification programs.
- Inpatient services.
- Outpatient services.
- Alternative therapies.
- On-call doctors and nurses.
- Payment plans.
- Integrated treatment of other co-occurring disorders such as depression or anxiety.
Consider choosing a methadone recovery center that offers amenities that apply to your life as well as one that suits you needs in terms of its location. If you need to continue working, a rehab center that works with executives, celebrities , and working people may be best for you. If you would prefer to use alternative medicines, you may want to look for a rehabilitation center that focuses on alternative treatments, such as art therapy or music therapy.
Which Program Should I Choose?
Each methadone rehabilitation center offers different lengths of programs. Some will be 30-day treatment, while others will be 90 days or longer . The length of treatment you need may depend on the length of time you've been suffering with addiction and dependency, as well as the severity of your overall addiction. In addition, any dual diagnosis conditions you are dealing with will factor into the length of your care.
In treatment, you or a loved one will need to go through detoxification. Many of the best residential methadone recovery centers offer detoxification as part of their services, and you'll have doctors and nurses available 24 hours a day. Residential programs make it easier for doctors to monitor your health and promptly and efficiently deal with any withdrawal symptoms or side effects that may occur during detox.
After detoxification is complete, you'll be able to join others in rehabilitation, which may include individual or group therapy, nutrition programs, medication to help prevent relapse and more.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , from 1999 to 2010, methadone was involved in one-third of all the opioid pain reliever overdose deaths; however, it made up only 4.5 to 18.5 percent of the prescriptions given in the United States. Unfortunately, that means that this drug may be more likely to be misused, meaning anyone who is struggling with dependency or addiction should seek help as soon as possible.
Methadone recovery centers are available near you to help you or a loved one stop taking methadone in a safe way. Call us at 1-888-319-2606Who Answers? to learn more about your options and to find a rehabilitation center in your area.
[1.] Fingerhut, Lois A. (November 6, 2015). Centers for Disease Control and Control: Increases in Methadone-Related Deaths: 1999-2004.