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Methadone Withdrawal -- Real Help

May 17, 2008
You've decided it's time to withdraw yourself from methadone, but you're not ready for what happens.

Your withdrawal is hell. Your back aches, every joint aches and your bones hurt. Your arms and legs are cramping up and you feel like it may never end. The anxiety is making you shiver.

Did the injury not heal properly? Are you hopelessly addicted for life? Do you return to methadone use or stay semi-paralyzed with pains and sleepless nights? Nothing makes sense anymore.

You Are Not Alone.

1,000s of people are looking for help every week to solve problems withdrawing from methadone.

Their doctors don't know what to do. Their pain management specialists are at a loss or just write another prescription. Methadone clinic staff insist they need to either stay on methadone or just turn their back.

Why Withdraw From Methadone?

Withdrawing comfortably from Methadone and other opiates is known. There is a way to end drug dependence and get healthier right now. That's the good news.

The bad news is you're probably in worse shape than you think. Don't brush off the pains, the bad stomach, the low energy or the anxiety. These conditions were probably caused by taking methadone.

Methadone Facts And Effects

1. Mallinckrodt, the makers of Methadone, issued a warning that some of the effects of methadone are depression of blood flow and breathing, shock and death.

2. Almost 11 people / day die from methadone use in the USA.

3. More people die from methadone than heroin use; it's the #2 killing drug in the US.

Methadone is a narcotic prescribed to chronic pain patients as well as for opiate substitution. Many users eventually want to withdraw from methadone and return to a normal life.

How Can You End Methadone Withdrawal Pains?

Taking Methadone tends to leach the bones of needed calcium and magnesium. It upsets the body's normal chemistry. What should you do to bring yourself back to good health without drugs?

Your troubles are many, though the solutions are simple.

Three Different Approaches To Ending Methadone Use.

1. Go to a professional medical detox facility that knows how to safely and happily withdraw people from methadone.

2. Purchase at home manuals that give details of withdrawal techniques to quickly feel better and drug-free at home with minimal medical supervision

3. Taper off for the next 6 months with the help of a medical doctor.

Do Medical Detox Centers Differ?

Yes, more than you may be prepared for. Why do I say that? Only a few Medical Centers have any nutritional understanding of methadone withdrawal. As a result people feel unwell, medicated and ill while withdrawing. Cutting edge knowledge and methods exist for withdraw that exceed many expectations.

Here are some successes from clients withdrawing from Methadone. Only a few medical detox centers produce these responses.

"I'm leaving here drug free after years of pain management and pain free . . helping me find a newly developed method of treatment which relieved the cause of the pain that had remained after my operation. Pain meds withdrawal

"Major thanks. I was somewhat nervous at the fact of detoxing off methadone but it was smoother than I thought. " Methadone detox

"It saved my life and gave me - me back - to myself and my family and friends. Whenever you needed something, someone was always there. Calling a doctor whenever you needed something special instead of just saying it's not on our list was very impressive and helped that anxious/frightened feeling." Detox

"The counselors and nurses were all wonderful. The food was good, it was very comfortable. I realized . . I could be normal again and get back to being a great mom for my 2 beautiful children. I also realized there are other alternatives to pain meds and benzos." Housewife after detox from pain meds.

Medical detox facilities differ. The glitz and white coats mean nothing if you're feeling lousy and your needs aren't treated holistically. Medications are a small part of medical detox. It's the person that matters first and last.

Help is available for those interested in withdrawing from methadone correctly.
About the Author
Tibor A. Palatinus CCDC, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Advisor. Author of Drug Rehab Advisor & Withdrawal Questions Answered
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