Methadone Addiction and Detoxification
Sometimes, patients come to The Coleman Institute, after beginning a Methadone program for Heroin addiction somewhere else, because they are now hooked on Methadone. This is clearly a cruel irony, especially if the Methadone treatment has helped a patient to reduce his/her heroin use.
While Methadone can allow some patients to stop their Heroin or Oxycontin use, the success rate is low because patients are not really drug free. Methadone patients are still dependent on a strong mood altering drug and so they continue to have strong cravings. What is worse is that Methadone is much harder to detoxify off of than Heroin or Oxycontin. Even a very slow taper off Methadone produces very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. This drives patients to use drugs during the tapering period in order to relieve the discomfort. Many clinics and their patients give up and elect to stay on Methadone Maintenance. But this is not a good solution either, since Methadone Maintenance doesn't usually stop other drug use, and it is much harder to detoxify oneself off Methadone than any other opiate. This reality has led The Coleman Institute to modify our highly successful Accelerated Detox program to help Methadone users to completely detoxify themselves in only eight days and help them stay clean.
Patients addicted to Methadone are eligible for an extended form of our Accelerated Detox program, which will take about eight days. To be eligible for this treatment, patients will need to be in good general health, willing to attend on a daily basis, stay in the local area, agree to not drive, and agree to be fully supervised by someone during the treatment program until the Naltrexone Therapy has begun.
This program works amazingly well.
To all of the staff at this amazing institute:
I want to say thanks! Great job and keep u the good work….Wish me luck and God Bless!
You guys are awesome!
I struggled with heroin addiction for years, then became just as addicted to Methadone. I felt hopeless with no way out!! This is by far the best gift I ever gave myself. I've been able to start the true healing process since going to the Coleman Institute in summer of 2009. I now have everything I ever wanted in life, it's a miracle. The detox was the least painful of any I've ever experienced. If you're feeling uncertain about your future on Methadone or opiates I can't recommend it enough! Thank you Coleman Institute!!!