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StepHouse Recovery Addiction Healing Center is located in Orange County, California and specializes in treating methadone dependent individuals with an opiate detoxification recovery program that is one of the most successful programs in the industry.

We understand the various opiate recovery methods along with the reasons why people get on methadone and the problems that arise facing difficulties in getting off of methadone. If you place a confidential phone call to us, at 1-888-923-7623, we will provide you with the resources and treatment that is required for a successful recovery.

Methadone is an artificially made drug that is an synthetic opioid. It possesses similar effects to morphine along with an extended length of intoxication, making it a lot more toxic than morphine. Methadone is very dangerous because it builds up in the body and it disrupts a person’s breathing and heart rhythm.

Methadone’s Applications

  • To treat moderate to severe pain that does not respond to non-narcotic analgesics.
  • To detoxify an addiction to opioids (heroin or pain pills).
  • To maintain treatment of opioid addiction, in conjunction with psychosocial treatment.

Methadone’s Side Effects

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There are several key factors that are necessary to keep in mind while administering methadone. Most patients do not know how to properly use a drug with a long half-life (25 hours), a slow onset of peak blood levels (four hours), and low therapeutic index (overlap of toxic and therapeutic blood levels). Methadone has a varying range of effects among different individuals. It is mostly used to treat heroin addiction.

Methadone taken orally is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, and is fat soluble. After it is metabolised in the liver. It binds to albumin and other proteins in the lungs, kidney, liver and spleen, and there is gradual equilibration between these tissues and blood over the first few days of dosing. This tends for accumulation if intake is repeated. There have been reports of death and life-threatening side effects such as slowed or stopped breathing, and dangerous changes in heartbeat in patients receiving methadone. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of the following: Constipation, Nausea, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Tiredness, Headache, Dizziness or Abdominal pain.

Methadone Dependence

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Methadone Dependence is a medical condition that causes withdrawal symptoms when a patient stops using. Dependence to methadone is a brain-related medical disorder that can be successfully treated with significant benefits for the patient and society. Withdrawal from methadone is different than withdrawal from other opioids. It is much slower, the detox is prolonged, and the withdrawal symptoms are not as intense. Methadone withdrawal symptoms typically appear 3 or 4 days after your last use. Methadone withdrawal includes: anxiety, weakness, cold sweats, anorexia, diarrhea, body aches, insomnia and more. Methadone contributes to a senseless number of opioid overdoses. Stopping methadone is a lot more than just a physical detox. Our professional treatment helps all of our clients to stay on track for the long haul. Please give us a confidential call, at 1-888-923-7623, to initiate the first-class treatment that you deserve.

Buprenorphine Therapy

One of the most promising treatments for Methadone Addiction is Buprenorphine Therapy. Buprenorphine Therapy can help you immensely if you’re trying to get off methadone for the first time or your second time around. We have developed a very effective Methadone Withdrawal Treatment Program that enhances your recovery process. We offer an extremely effective and exceptionally comfortable very safe, detox program. We are the best in the entire country.

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Methadone and vitamin C or any juice that contains a lot of vitamin C should be avoided while injesting methadone. Vitamin C delays the start of methadone’s effects, which can result in a rising effect, which can lead to methadone overdose or poisoning; since, the same enzyme that breaks down methadone also breaks down vitamin C. While the liver is occupied metabolizing vitamin C, the concentration of methadone will increase in the blood, this can result in kidney failure and possible overdose.

The History of Methadone

Methadone addiction is a wicked one. Over the last 5000 years opioids consistently claim the highest relapse rate of any drug including alcohol. Methadone or  dolophine was originally created and produced by the Germans during World War II, as a replacement for depleting stocks; however, the war ended before methadone ever made it onto the battlefield.

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