Methadone is a medication and doctors prescribe the medicine for opioid addiction treatments. Medicine is one of the oldest names for treating addiction and it particularly prescribed at the time of withdrawal management and in the opioid replacement medication, and more. Contact your nearest addiction treatment center.
The first thing is that you need to gather information about the treatment centers and call them to find out whether they are accepting new patients or not. Most of the treatment centers have limited positions and this is why you must contact them to get details.
Norton Health Care is a treatment center with three branches located in Norton MA, Salem NH, and Dover NH. We have opioid addiction treatment doctors with many years of experience in the field. They are authorized for prescribing medicines for addiction treatments.
Every medicine that is used for the addiction treatment is mainly derived from the poppy plant and they are used as pain relievers. Methadone lowers the impact of full opioids like heroin and helps people control drug cravings. It is a partial opioid agonist that occupies the receptor sites of the brain, reducing the effect of the full opioid agonist.
Methadone remains in the blood for a long time and it is not as intense as other full opioids are. It causes mild euphoria and it can be abused. It is a schedule II controlled substance that means the medicine has medical purposes, but it also has physical and psychological dependence.
The effects of medicines include can be many, including sedation, euphoria, and feeling of relaxation.
Methadone needs a strict observation of doctors and it is a restricted drug also. The side effects of methadone include nausea, constipation, decreased heart rate, sweating, and mood swings. The overdose of medicine can even cause death.
It also has the long term side effects, including cardiovascular issues, respiratory issues, menstrual cycle changes in women, and physical and psychological dependence.
Those who are using methadone without the supervision of doctors or use the drugs not following the instruction can get addicted to methadone.
Patients with opioid use disorder can develop organ damage and other long-term health issues when they abuse medicine. If you need any medical help, contact Norton Health Care. The treatment center is located in Norton MA, Salem NH, and Dover NH.