New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire, but always call a center to ensure they can deliver a methadone detox.

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New Hampshire methadone detoxification clinics routine treat people dependent on methadone. Medically assisted detox and or medication-assisted treatment services are practical solutions. When searching for detox, it is essential also to have some method of counseling or therapy available when detox is complete. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for some opiate users; a common misconception is that detox is all that is required. Every person who has been or is addicted to drugs or alcohol requires counseling to address the underlying issues.


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 New Hampshire Office of Chief Medical Examiner from 2019 to as of February 2020, there have been 97 deaths connected to fentanyl. Overall there was a total of 350 drug-related deaths within the state. Approximately 188 of these drugs included fentanyl and other drugs, five involved heroin and fentanyl, and 25 included other opiates. The total deaths caused by opioids was 315, and 35 deaths involved other drugs. From 2011 to 2018, there has been a steady increase in the number of drug-related overdose deaths. During 2011 there was a total of 201 deaths, which then jumped to 342 by 2014 and then to 471 by 2018. Opioids, such as fentanyl, are connected to most of these deaths. Unfortunately, many opiate addicts turn to methadone as a way of treating their addiction.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, methadone accounted for approximately one percent of all opioids prescribed to treat pain within the United States. Additionally, in 2014, methadone accounted for 23% of opioid-related deaths. Methadone is a synthetic opioid used to treat opiate addiction and pain. Methadone acts on the same opiate receptor as any other pain medication. Within the United States, the drug is federally designated Schedule II, which means it is used medically but has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Despite heavy regulation within the United States, opiate users still manage to find a way to abuse the drug. The sustained use of methadone does lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction. The withdrawal symptoms are painful and require medically supervised detox.

What's Next?

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