Methadone, also known as Dolophine, is a synthetic opioid. Medically it’s used as pain medication for opioid dependence and in maintenance therapy. It’s also used for the management of severe chronic pain due to its long duration of action and strong analgesic effect.
Methadone was developed in 1937 in Germany by scientists working for I.G. Farbenindustrie AG at the Farbwerke Hoechst who were looking for a synthetic opioid that could be created with readily available precursors, to solve Germany’s opium shortage problem.
Methadone can prevent many of the detoxification symptoms associated with heroin withdrawal. It can be administered orally, or by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection to treat addiction to narcoleptic drugs such as heroin as part of a rehabilitation program. Methadone can also be used as a liquid in cases of chronic pain management, where the linctus or methadone mixture should be swallowed.
One of the problems of methadone detox is dependency on this heroin substitute. Former heroin addicts can find themselves replacing one addiction for another as they become addicted to methadone instead. There have been many news stories of heroin addicted mothers raising babies who are addicted to methadone and the health and social implications when this drug is mismanaged are enormous.
When you have nowhere else to turn, rapid methadone detox is the answer. The unique therapy provided at MDS Drug Detox will unburden you of addiction in only three to four days. Our individualized rapid methadone detox techniques have been perfected to ensure that each patient gets the full spectrum of treatment during their short stay.
Rapid methadone detox involves placing the patient under sedation to undergo the most agonizing of the withdrawal symptoms, so uncomfortable side effects are minimized. Our detox process allows patients to experience the most difficult part of overcoming addiction while safely under anesthesia performed by a board-certified anesthesiologist.
As a parent, of course I was somewhat leery of the procedure, but I would be happy to talk to anyone and encourage this very humane way of wiping one’s body clean of opiates. Each time I look at him, I thank MDS for returning my real son to me.
The revolutionary rapid methadone detox administered at MDS gives patients the opportunity to endure the worst symptoms of withdrawal while under sedation in order to bypass the most difficult pain of the experience. To ensure a fully rounded detox experience, MDS physicians and staff provide comprehensive patient care for the full length of the stay, as well as unlimited aftercare.
You don’t have to suffer through detox from methadone alone. With the rapid methadone detox treatment at MDS, patients can recover from addiction in a matter of days, with trained staff and physicians to help them along every step of the way.
Our rapid methadone detox uses the medication Naltrexone as part of treatment to make sure that the body is truly rid of opiate addiction. Naltrexone is an opiate receptor antagonist, which means that it blocks cravings and the effect of opiates on the brain, as well as decreasing the duration of withdrawal symptoms. Our rapid methadone detox procedure is combined with Naltrexone therapy so that you won’t be trading one addiction for another.
What do you see when you think about your life and future? If the answer is darkness, disappointment, and the people you’ve let down… it doesn’t have to be. Any drug addiction takes over all your waking thoughts and movements. If you’re ready to take the critical step forward, consider the benefits of our rapid methadone detox program:
• Enjoying a clean life, free from the feeling that you’re a slave to a drug.
• Restoring and revitalizing relationships with loved ones.
• Reviving a sense of capability and renewed self-esteem.
• Offering the opportunity to start fresh with work.
• Leaving dangerous and criminal environments behind.
• Finding a sense of peace or purpose.
• Living the healthy life that everyone deserves.
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