Colorado Methadone Detox

Last updated: 12 August 2022

Methadone is a powerful drug that is commonly used to treat opioid dependence. Unfortunately, it can lead to dependency, so it is not uncommon to seek methadone rehab in Colorado. Coming off methadone is a long process and requires medical oversite, so a medical detox is recommended. Addicted.org has a list of detox for methadone in Colorado, but always call a center to ensure they can deliver a methadone detox.

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List of Methadone Detox Centers in Colorado

Below is a list of the different methadone rehab centers in Colorado. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.

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Methadone detox is a highly specific process where an addict is carefully detoxed off of methadone under medical supervision, as the withdrawals can be very dangerous and even potentially life-threatening. Methadone detox centers will typically be a residential setting where an addict will stay for the duration of time it takes for them to withdraw safely. In some cases, the process can take a couple of weeks, but in other situations, the process can be longer if the addict is on a higher amount of methadone or may be struggling with other health problems. Some methadone detox centers in the state of Colorado will be covered by state health insurance providers, while others will be low costs and or free treatment, along with private treatment centers available, which can provide methadone detox.


Methadone: Information, Statistics, & Solutions

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend who doesn't use it and understands your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity to take your mind off of using. (i.e., art, music, cooking, gardening)
  • Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e., school, career, volunteering)
  • Recognize the people in your environment who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Don't enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
  • Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
  • Support the person while they look for rehab since the process can be overwhelming.
  • Don't wait for rock bottom; it may be too late.

According to the Colorado Health Institute in 2016, the state recorded 912 drug overdose deaths, which was more than any previous year. During that time within the state, it was a rate of 16.1 deaths for every 100,000 residents, which was an increase of 83% from 2001. Every county in Colorado was impacted in some way by drug and alcohol addiction. El Paso County led the state with 141 drug-related overdose deaths in 2016. During that time, Denver County had the second-highest at 138 deaths. Health professionals indicated that the more populous counties along the Front Range had higher rates of overdose death, due to the larger populations.

Huerfano County in the state had a population of 6,600 residents in 2016 and saw six overdose deaths. The rate of death in that county at that time was 152.6 per 100,000 population. Unfortunately, during that time, nine out of ten counties with the highest rates of overdose death had a population of fewer than 50,000 people. Among the 912 overdose deaths in 2016, drugs such as opioids, methamphetamine, and cocaine contributed to them. During 2016 there were 627 deaths due to car crashes and 532 deaths due to the flu, and drug overdose deaths overtook both of them. Opioids contribute to countless overdose deaths, and many addicts choose methadone to manage their addiction.

Despite methadone being used to treat opioid addiction, it is still an opioid that causes dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Methadone is used both medically and illicitly, and some of the severe side effects are irregular heartbeat, depressed respiratory function, tremors, fainting, seizures, and death due to overdose. The same withdrawal management and medication-assisted treatment resources that treat opioid addiction will help someone safely withdraw from methadone. Withdrawal management services in Colorado are practical solutions, but it is also a good idea to consider rehabilitation counseling and or therapy following detox.

What's Next?

After completing a methadone detox and/or rehab in Colorado, it is vital to arrange aftercare support. No one form of recovery support is the same for each person. Sober coaches, group meetings, outpatient programs, or sober living homes in Colorado all offer excellent recovery opportunities to consider. The goal is to maintain life-long sobriety.

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on August 12, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Michael Leach, CCMA

Michael Leach, CCMA

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on August 12, 2022

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.