Methadone Detox In Connecticut

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 Connecticut. Coming off methadone is a long process and requires medical oversite, so a medical detox is recommended. Addicted.org has a list of detox in CT for methadone abuse, but always call a center to ensure they can deliver a methadone detox.

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List of Methadone Detox in Connecticut

Below is a list of the different methadone rehab centers in Connecticut. 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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Many heroin addicts turn to methadone a way to treat their addiction; however, some become physically dependent on or addicted to methadone. The treatment process for methadone addiction involves withdrawal management and or medication-assisted treatment. The withdrawal management process mitigates withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for an addict to transition to inpatient or outpatient drug treatment. However, detox alone does not sustain long-lasting recovery and sobriety. It is essential for anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction to address the underlying issues of addiction or the reasons why they began using drugs or alcohol. Methadone is not meant for long-term use, and, unfortunately, the drug can also be purchased illegally for illicit use.


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 Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, heroin and other opioids are reported in more than half of substance abuse admissions in the state. In 2016 the local substance abuse treatment providers identified heroin as the drug of choice in close to 30,000 treatment admissions. When compared to 2015, this was an increase from slightly over 27,000 treatment admissions for heroin. Approximately 46% of all treatment admissions were identified as heroin, and the drug was reported more frequently than alcohol. Heroin and other opioids accounted for 52% of all substance abuse treatment admissions. The average age of clients receiving treatment through the local programs was 41 years old, and there were twice as many male clients as there were female clients.

There are a couple of reasons why someone begins to use methadone, such as to manage pain or treat opioid addiction. Methadone is an opiate and acts on the same opioid receptors as other opioids. The long-term or sustained use of methadone does lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Methadone addiction can also develop through the illegal use of the drug, and like other illicit pain medication, it can also be obtained illegally. Methadone addiction is a severe problem and has a long-lasting impact on the person. It is challenging to stop taking methadone, and suddenly stopping its use does cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Some of the physical side effects of methadone include hallucinations, paranoia, insomnia, depression, and even anxiety.

What's Next?

After completing a methadone detox and/or rehab in Connecticut, 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 Connecticut 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.