Methadone Maintenance for Prescription Opioid Addiction
Contrary to popular belief, Methadone Maintenance
is not a treatment exclusively given to hard-core heroin addicts. It can help anyone that is addicted to prescription opioids
, who is having a difficult time abstaining from them. At Tarzana Treatment Centers, there is always hope for opioid addicts to achieve long term abstinence, no matter their drug of choice.
Opioids are synthetic drugs in the same family as heroin. The drugs include common prescription medications like oxycodone
, hydrocodone or Vicodin
, codeine, and morphine. These and other pain killers are prescribed every day for short term relief. The problem is that they are highly addictive, and even individuals who are not predisposed to addiction can become physically dependent on them very quickly.
Even though opioid medications are controlled by the US Drug Enforcement Agency, patients can continue using them for several years. A number of doctors consider being addicted to pain pills as a necessary evil of treatment, and some simply ignore the dangers. Thanks to opiate tolerance
, a long term user’s body will need higher doses to relieve pain, or to get the desired euphoria as the case may be.
It can be extremely difficult to stop using opioids once addiction takes hold, due to opioid withdrawals
. If you quit on your own, “cold turkey”, you will almost certainly suffer severe flu-like symptoms and start using again. Medical detoxification is a great solution, but some prescription drug addicts can’t fight the opiate cravings
that follow and relapse. When an individual attempts opiate detox several times unsuccessfully, it is time to consider Methadone Maintenance.
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides confidential Methadone Maintenance for qualified patients. The treatment reduces opiate cravings, allowing you to resume a life free of the drug to which you have become addicted. This will help you to focus on treatment with your assigned addiction counselor, and to reach your ultimate goal of being completely drug-free.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.