Methadone Medically Supervised Detox Services

Methadone medically supervised detox servicesMethadone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics and is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Methadone treats pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. Methadone has also been used to prevent withdrawal symptoms in patients with opiate addictions by producing similar effects as these drugs while blocking their absorption.

Medically Supervised Detoxification

Inpatient facilities with medically supervised detox provide an environment that filters out distractions and provides support. Patients are distanced from the distractions of work and family and an environment that has been conducive to methadone abuse. These facilities offer a variety of counseling options to meet patient needs at all stages of recovery. Medical detox provides access to prescription drugs that can be used effectively to manage withdrawal symptoms. Medical professionals are available to offer any necessary help and provide comfort during a difficult time.

Additional Benefits of Medical Detox

Facilities offering medical help manage withdrawal symptoms and typically provide different types of counseling, including the following:

  • Group counseling consisting of people with similar struggles and who can provide support during and after medical detox
  • Individual counseling with a trained counselor to discover motivations for drug use and address underlying emotional issues
  • Behavior therapy that provides strategies to help people effectively deal with emotions and prevent relapse

Rules at Methadone Detox Facilities

Medical detox facilities strictly regulate interaction with the outside world. The reasons for this are as follow:

  • If a person has access to their home, family and work life, they are more likely to fall back into habits associated with methadone use
  • Limited external exposure allows patients to concentrate on themselves and on getting better

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