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Tarzana Treatment Centers offers specialized drug treatment programs to address the various aspects of methadone addiction and recovery. If you already know that you or a loved one needs help, please call us for drug treatment at 888-777-8565 or contact us by email here. If you need more information, read below.

Methadone Addiction

Methadone is highly addictive. Strong methadone withdrawal symptoms occur when a person stops taking the drug. So methadone detoxification with drug treatment is very important when it is no longer medically necessary. Here is how methadone addiction begins.

From Methadone Maintenance

For decades, methadone has been used to treat heroin addiction. The theory is that if the addict is stable and not intoxicated, he can go to school or work and function normally. However, the drug lowers drive and energy. And addicts tend to mix other prescription drugs to achieve a heroin-like euphoria.

Sadly, most people who start Methadone Maintenance treatment stay on Methadone Maintenance treatment. Over time, tolerance of methadone necessitates an increase in dosage. Methadone addiction sets in, while the patient thinks he is living a normal life.

From Pain Relief Treatment

Now methadone is being prescribed for pain relief. While methadone is effective in relieving moderate to severe pain, tolerance and increased dosages can lead to methadone addiction. Like with other opiate and opioid pain killers, patients taking methadone will accept the addiction and associated problems as payment for pain relief.

What they don't realize is that, after some time, the drug is actually adding to their pain through withdrawals, anxiety over family, social or legal problems, and medical problems that may result from methadone use.

Medical detoxification and drug treatment is needed for methadone addiction regardless of its origins.

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Tarzana Treatment Centers offers specialized drug treatment programs to address the various aspects of methadone addiction and recovery, including drug treatment. Please call us at 888-777-8565 or contact us by email here.

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