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Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Depends: For psychologically and medically stable patients on low dose opioids i generally try a slow outpatient taper. Sometimes its helpful to use a blinded cocktail. This means a mg amount of medication only known by your doctor is in the solution and md titrates based on symptoms. For high dose meds, sick patients, or psych unstable patients inpatient detox is warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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What steps should I take for methadone detox?

P, S and C: You need a plan, support and committment. If you dio this alone, you are alone.Find out what your options are. If you are on methadone, it's for pain or addiction maintenence.If it's addiction, work with your clinic. They want you off. If it's pain, then ask your doc to work with you. If you are on street methadone, you need one of the above. If you are a loner, taper down and good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of methadone detox I should be looking for?

None if Lucky: Not sure what you mean by detox, but if you mean opioid maintenance, the symptoms should be minimal.If you mean detox as in completely gradually getting off any opioids such as heroin, oxycondone, morphine, or hydrocodone, symptoms could be severe anxiety, heart racing, sweating, tearing of the eyes, runny nose, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Getting off Methadone can take quite a while, . ...Read more

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What's the outcome of methadone detox?

What's the outcome of methadone detox?

Off opiates: Opiate use really makes most pain problems worse. Methadone allows the patient to taper off slowly avoiding withdrawal. The nervous system resets, but it takes time for your own endorphins to work amd for hyperalgesia, excessive pain, to wear off. ...Read more

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How long should I stay on subs to help with methadone detox?

Disuss with others: Addiction is a lifelong process, whether on a substance or not it is always there, its what you do with that that matters. Suboxone is an amazing tool for opiate addicts, relapse rates for opiate addicts is high. I have seem amazing trasformation with people on suboxone, I have also seen amazing trasformation on people who have gotten off. Not an answer to make on your own, but it is your recovery. ...Read more

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Can you get a methadone detox while pregnant?

Safe during pregnanc: If you are on Methadone and pregnant, continue taking it. Methadone under supervision is safe to take. For many patients, Methadone doses increase, as it is metabolized more rapidly in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I buy 50 mlg of methadone a day to stay clean from other drugs, how can I detox at home ?

Detox: Methadone detoxification has to be done slowly. I way I do this is to do a 10-20% dose reduction every 2 weeks. Best is to do this under a md supervision. ...Read more

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11wks pg on 50mg of methadone can I hav mc if i go to detox?

Ask: If you wonder about the specific requirements of a drug rehab program, ask them. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm in desperate need of a methadone clinic I was just released from detox this morning am already using?

Find a program: you obviously have access to a computer and the internet. Just doing a quick search revealed 10 methadone treatment programs in Montgomery county. Do the same search and start calling them, and see if any can take you quickly. There are often wait lists, so give your name and keep calling them every day if you have to wait. If you don't have to wait, get into one as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Methadone Detox (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate. Detoxification in this context can either refer to relieving withdrawal symptoms in individuals dependent on methadone or to correcting an ...Read more