The process of how to detox from methadone at The Haven Detox begins with an initial health assessment involving physical examination, including a visual screening of patients, to establish a comprehensive evaluation of each client. Our clinical staff members have experience working with individuals detoxing from methadone, and it’s important to generate a basic knowledge of medical history, history of abuse as well as personal well-being, psychological and emotional condition. Variables such as age, number of years using, amount used per week, family history and any underlying mental disorders are taken into consideration to develop an effective treatment plan. Our team of professionals works together with clients to draw up a treatment plan incorporating daily individual and group therapy sessions. Throughout detox, we work with clients to outline a long-term treatment plan, in preparation to transition successfully to the next phase of recovery. At The Haven Detox, we are committed to providing a comfortable and safe environment, giving our patients the necessary time and tools to build a life free of addiction.
What to Expect
What To Expect During Methadone Detox
Detoxing From Methadone Addiction
Methadone is not chemically structured the same way as heroin, morphine, Vicodin and other opiates, but the symptoms associated with dependency can be equally as challenging to overcome, and methadone detox is recommended. It’s important not to minimize the consequences of methadone addiction simply because it’s a medication, the potential for overdose and dangerous withdrawal symptoms are significant, and thousands of people suffer accidental deaths each year. Detoxing will require a tapering off of the drug, and generally withdrawal symptoms won’t set in until after a day without the drug.