What is Methadone Addiction?
Methadone is a synthetic pain reliever that acts similar to opioids like heroin and morphine. It’s often used to treat addition to heroin and other such potent opioid drugs and it is effective to a certain extent. While methadone does replace address heroin addiction, it can also lead to methadone addiction. Professionals use methadone to treat narcotic addiction because its effects last longer. One dose of this medication can last for up to 24 hours, which allows medical professionals to lower dependence and minimize the risk of overdose.
How do we approach methadone addiction?
We believe in the holistic approach to drug addiction and always develop personalized treatment programs. The idea is to address the root cause of addiction and not the overlying symptoms. We help inpatient individuals to develop mental fortitude and presence, which will help them control addiction in the long run. We understand that methadone is a pain killer and an effective way to counteract heroin addiction, which is why we provide solutions that differ from the traditional abstinence programs. Our solutions include:
- Individual, family, and group counseling
- Physical fitness and exercise programs
- Yoga and meditation
- Art and music therapy
These are just some of the many solutions we offer as a part of our treatment for drug addiction in Canada. Our expert therapists will carefully assess you and your loved ones to determine which program will suit you the best and create a plan that provides effective results.
Do you need professional treatment?
Recovery from drug addiction is a difficult road full of dangers and challenges. If the detoxification process isn’t monitored carefully, the individual can relapse and risk overdose. Professionals keep a careful eye on the inpatient individual’s health and progress, and provide them with the tools they need to prevent future relapses. A holistic and supervised approach is the safest and most effective way to handle methadone addiction.
What signs do you need to look out for?
- Using methadone with other prescription drugs and alcohol
- Attempting to get more than your prescribed dosage of this medication
- Skipping doses in order to take more in one shot and risking overdose.
- Distraction and lack of interest in other activities due to preoccupation with methadone.
If you or your loved ones have experienced these signs, it’s time to get help. Overdose on methadone is dangerous and can cause considerable harm so consuming more than prescribed is not recommended.
If you’ve developed resistance to this drug, you need to seek out alternative and holistic treatment for your drug addiction. For more information about the addictions we treat at Addiction Rehab Toronto, please get in touch with us by calling 1 (855) 999-9098 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.