Methadone Withdrawal and Detox

Methadone Detox and WithdrawalWithdrawal occurs when a dependent or addicted person stops taking a given substance or makes any large, rapid reductions in intake. People who develop cases of methadone dependence or addiction tend to experience less severe symptoms of opioid withdrawal than people with heroin-related problems. Still, the symptoms themselves remain the same. In the initial phase of the process1, they include increased sweat output, higher output of mucus and tears, insomnia, mental agitation, anxiety and increased yawning. Symptoms of Methadone withdrawal include:

  • Goose bumps (i.e., goose flesh or piloerection)
  • Dilated pupils,
  • Stomach or abdominal cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

People who only misuse opioids tend to avoid life-threatening health issues when going through withdrawal. However, this doesn’t mean that you should attempt to withdraw without help from trained medical professionals. This is true for several reasons. First, when you attempt to quit on your own, you have a much smaller chance of making it through withdrawal without experiencing a relapse. And if you do manage to get clean without relapsing, you still have a much higher chance of relapsing at some point in the future. Finally, if you quit on your own, you won’t receive access to key resources that make it easier for you to enroll in a follow-up course of substance treatment.

Public health officials and addiction specialists strongly encourage all people affected by addiction to go through withdrawal in a medical detoxification program2. That’s because supervised detox provides some major benefits. For example, if you develop complications while going through withdrawal, the medical staff monitoring your condition can safeguard your health. The guidance you receive in a detox program also boosts your odds of reaching initial sobriety without a relapse. In addition, when you complete supervised detoxification, you’ll be well-prepared for treatment program participation.

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  1. University of Maryland – Center for Substance Abuse Research: Methadone
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Substance Use Disorders
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