Opioid Detox – Cleansing Body of Harmful Opioids
Freedom is a leader in methadone detox and one of the only rehab centres in Canada that provides this program.
Methadone and Effects
Methadone is a type of opioid and can be used to relieve pain in the body. It is currently being used to reduce the withdrawal symptoms that narcotic drug users feel when coming off their drug of choice (eg. heroin or other narcotics).
These are called drug addiction detoxification and methadone maintenance programs. The user must take a dose of methadone daily to keep withdrawal symptoms at bay. If you are part of this maintenance program and you are still using other opioids or drugs then you may have a problem.
The point of our Medthodone Detox program is to help you get off these narcotics. If you use more than the prescribed amount of Methadone, you are abusing the drug and therefore may be addicted to it. Short term effects can be anything from restlessness, nausea, vomiting and itchy skin to severe sweating, slow breathing, urinary difficulty, pupil contraction, constipation, muscle/body aches and impaired sexual performance.
On the long term, dependence is a major effect of long-term methadone use, and its unpleasant counterpart: withdrawal. After long periods of methadone use, a person who suddenly stops taking methadone will begin experiencing withdrawal effects usually 48 hours after the last dose.
These effects include sweating, cramps, muscle aches, nausea, chills, runny nose and intense cravings for more methadone. Many people experience lung and respiratory problems that can feel like a very bad cold or sinus infection. Also, the all over body pain from not taking a pain killer any longer can cause the user to want to stay on this drug for longer than necessary.
Some people end up taking Methadone for many years after they need to because the withdrawal becomes unbearable. Freedom’s unique Methadone Detox approach Detoxification from methadone can be very successful with the proper knowledge, treatment and support. Freedom staffs one of the leading addictions specialists with intensive knowledge of methadone.
With our doctor’s knowledge and passion, those who decide to discontinue methadone will be under his care along with the rest of our medical staff to ensure the detoxification process is as comfortable as possible. We understand that the idea of methadone detox is very intimidating.
Here, Freedom provides support from both our medical team and counseling team to help our clients through such a huge turning point in their lives. Freedom provides a safe medical detox that includes 24 hour, 7 days a week nursing care with doctors on call.