What is the Best Methadone Rehab?

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Throughout its history, methadone was primarily used for heroin detox. However, in the 1990s, it became one of the preferred prescriptions for pain relief. Because this prescription narcotic is potentially addictive, it is easy to go from needing methadone to abusing it. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, starting in 1999, the number of deaths involving methadone rose sharply because doctors began prescribing it more as a painkiller rather than for heroin detox. The number of methadone deaths per year in the U.S. was 790 in 1999 but by 2006, that number rose to 5,420.


Those numbers alone mean that anyone with an addiction to this substance should find treatment right away. But what is the best methadone rehab in your area? We’ll help you find out!


How to Search for a Methadone Rehab


Treatment programs differ from facility to facility, but for methadone or heroin detox, you should look for a facility that offers all of the following:


  • Round-the-clock access to doctors and nurses
  • Both inpatient and outpatient services
  • A proven detoxification program
  • Access to counseling and alternative therapies


The other major consideration should be whether or not the facility offers services that match your lifestyle. For instance, will you have access to religious services or officials that are compatible with your faith? If privacy is a concern, then you may consider an executive methadone rehab.


You should also consider the length of the treatment program. Facilities commonly offer inpatient programs between 30 and 90 days in length followed by counseling afterwards. In general, longer treatment programs have higher success rates, but a doctor can help you choose the right program based on your history and the severity of the addiction.


The Dangers of Methadone


Methadone is a particularly dangerous prescription drug. The CDC says that even though methadone prescriptions only make up about 2% of all prescribed painkillers in the United States, this drug is responsible for more than 30% of overdose deaths due to prescription painkiller abuse. Part of the problem with methadone is that unlike other painkillers, this drug accumulates within the body. At high levels, methadone can disrupt both the heart’s rhythm and the victim’s breathing.


If you or a loved one suffer from an addiction to methadone, don’t wait to find treatment. Let theFix.com be your guide to finding the best methadone rehab for you.

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