Methadone is a prescription medication used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). Methadone is used as part of a medication-assisted treatment program. It is administered daily in either a tablet or liquid form by a licensed opioid treatment program. At Fusion Recovery, our philosophy goes beyond just administering methadone. We believe that true recovery starts when you understand the root of your addiction. Our methadone maintenance program includes individualized treatment plans for our clients that includes therapy.
Benefits of methadone maintenance treatment:
Stops opioid cravings.
Reduces withdrawal symptoms.
Blocks the effects of opioids.
The switch from opioids to methadone is called stabilization. You will start with a low dose of methadone while we evaluate your physical withdrawal symptoms and mental state during this process. Once your mind and body are stabilized, you can move on to maintenance treatment and therapy sessions.
Once you are stabilized with the appropriate maintenance dosage, our clinical team will administer your dose of methadone daily until you can safely stop opioids completely. Methadone maintenance treatment can last from several months to several days of daily treatment.
Free yourself from the cycle of addiction.
Methadone rots your teeth and bones.
While dry mouth is a common side effect of methadone treatment, a basic dental hygiene routine can help protect your teeth and gums. Achy bones are a symptom of withdrawal, and once you get the proper dose of methadone it should subside.
Methadone is not a simple cure for opioid addiction. Methadone is a tool to help you stop using opioids and begin to live a healthier life. Methadone helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, so you do not have the urge to use drugs.
Overall, methadone is a safe and effective treatment option for opioid addiction. If you have questions about our program or would like to learn more about Fusion Recovery and our methadone maintenance program, please reach out to us! Our staff is on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have.