Estimated one million people in the US with an addiction to opioids. Less than 20% receiving treatment. Fear of withdrawal during detox stops most.
There are an estimated one million people in the US with an addiction to opioids. Less than 20% receiving treatment. The fear of withdrawal makes kicking the habit seem near impossible for some, with many going straight from a heroin problem to a methadone addiction. However, new medications in detox are now available which can remove much of the pain of methadone detox. D’Amore’s support team enable people to be cured of their addiction. So they may progress to living a happy and fulfilling life.
Why do people develop a methadone addiction? And why Detox.
Over the last four decades methadone has been widely used as a pain killer. It was also a replacement for opioids such as heroin, codeine and vicodin. However, methadone shares many of their qualities, and addiction can unwittingly creep up on people from all walks of life.
Methadone prevents some of the unpleasant ‘cold turkey’ effects when stopping opioid use during detox. Coming off methadone itself is an even bigger struggle. Many people maintain their methadone use for years rather than face the severe symptoms of complete withdrawal.
It’s the fear of experiencing vomiting, fever, muscle aches and cramps, agitation, insomnia and constant cravings all at the same time that presents the biggest barrier blocking many addicts from escaping their methadone addiction.
Buprenorphine – the New Medication for Methadone Withdrawal
In 2002 the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the usage of buprenorphine n the treatment of opioid addiction.
Buprenorphine is contained in Subutex and Suboxone, which are the first narcotic drugs to be legalised for administering from a physician’s office. This means that buprenorphine is far more accessible than methadone. Which is only available from a limited number of clinics in mainly large urban cities.
Subutex and Suboxone share morphine’s ability to dampen the pain of kicking opioid use, but without the sense of euphoria and other addictive qualities. Detoxing from subutex and suboxone also doesn’t entail any of the severe withdrawal symptoms that morphine addicts fear.
Buprenorphine stays effective in the body softening withdrawal for up to 48 hours. Treatment can be completed in a matter of weeks. Rather than drag on for slow, unproductive years.
D’Amore Healthcare is a dual diagnosis, substance abuse addiction treatment center in Orange County, CA. We provide information and treatment for people dealing with the life-shattering cycle of substance abuse and addiction. If someone needs immediate help, call 24-hours a day at 714.375.1110 or contact us online.
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