Methadone Rehab at Axis West
Methadone is a highly addictive, synthetic (man-made) Opiate available only by prescription, most commonly prescribed for opiate addicts who are trying to get clean from their addictions. Methadone is a long acting opiate that allows a person’s body to slowly detox, thus easing a portion of the discomfort that can be involved in an opiate detox. Methadone is sometimes prescribed for pain management as well, but this is considered an off label use (in other words, not as the FDA intended it to be used). As with other prescription opiates, methadone was originally intended to be taken only over a brief period of time, with the patient then weaning off of the medication. But some modern methods have introduced addicts to something called methadone maintenance, which essentially allows former illegal drug addicts to switch their addiction from an illegal substance like heroin to something that they can legally use, like methadone. But once someone is addicted to methadone, they quickly realize that this is no better than addiction to an illegal substance, and often revert back to illegal drugs due to their easier availability and lower price. At Axis West Methadone Rehab, we have the resources and know-how to break the cycle of addiction and help people regain their lives.
Choosing the Right Methadone Rehab
Since methadone has been around for several decades, it comes as no surprise that there are numerous rehab programs available to help someone recover from this addiction. The two types of methadone rehab most commonly seen are in-patient and out-patient. Out-patient programs are designed to help someone who may have just entered the initial phase of addiction, and has not experienced extensive damage to their lives yet. But for someone struggling with methadone addiction, the typical treatment model involves in-patient rehab to properly detox and treat the addict.
If an in-patient methadone rehab is deemed necessary, one should then consider carefully all of their options. While some rehab facilities offer over the top opulence and a resort-like feel, others may offer very minimal amenities and a more military-like structure. Here at Axis West, we provide an ideal balance between comfort and structure. We understand that comfort is essential in allowing someone to properly acclimate to their surroundings, and we ensure that the proper level of structure is implemented to keep the focus on getting better.
Help at Axis West’s Methadone Rehab
The normal method of treatment for all opiate addictions, methadone included, begins with a detoxification phase, or detox. During this phase, the addict rests and allows the body to rid itself of all addictive substances. While there is a degree of discomfort involved in any detox, every effort is made to make the detoxing client as safe and comfortable as possible. Clients will be guided through the detox phase by our staff that includes medical doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists, and industry experts with over 100 years of combined experience in the field of addiction. When the detox phase is finished, the clinical team at Axis West’s California Methadone Rehab will create a custom treatment plan to address each client’s individual needs. (Source: http://www.cdc.gov/idu/facts/methadonefin.pdf)
If you or someone you know is suffering from methadone addiction, call one of our admission specialists at 866-737-4962 today to see if Axis West’s Methadone Rehab is right for you.