Methadone is used as a maintenance treatment for those with opiate addictions. Because methadone is synthetically manufactured to substitute for opiates, there is a high probability for addiction to occur. Those who are suffering from methadone addiction often have heart conditions and lung infections that require careful monitoring.
Detoxing from methadone can be difficult. Clients may experience physical symptoms that set in about a day after the drug is stopped, including:
- Tearing of the eyes
- Body aches and uncontrollable shaking
- Strong cravings
- Nausea and vomiting
It is very important for those who are detoxing from methadone to attain the help of a qualified addiction expert. At Akua Mind & Body, we offer professional care for those who must withdraw from this drug.