New York Detox Centers & Treatment For Methadone

Created On Saturday, 21, December 2013
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021

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The state of New York offers just a few different treatment centers and facilities dedicated to helping a person safely detox off of methadone. A safe methadone detox program is vital as the withdrawals from this drug can potentially kill a person, or do some very permanent damage to their health. These facilities are located in various cities across the state and are available to provide the right kind of help.

Methadone is one of the most popular drugs given to individuals who want to stop using opiates. Unfortunately, if not managed correctly it can be just as problematic as the drugs taken before starting methadone. In 2016, New York City had over 30,000 people who received methadone treatment, and about 1/3rd of those patients were new. As methadone becomes more popular amid the opioid epidemic, it is important to be mindful of the long-term effects of taking this drug.

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What are the signs of Methadone addiction?

Used to treat heroin addiction, methadone is a slow-acting opiate. You can get as addicted to it as any other drug. Addiction signs include sexual dysfunction, impaired judgment, and respiratory problems. According to NAMI, common side effects of methadone use are headache, vomiting, sweating, and swelling in the appendages. Your body can also become physically dependent on it so stopping abruptly can lead to intense withdrawal symptoms. These include diarrhea, restlessness, tremors, and cramps. If you decide to stop using methadone you must seek professional help to avoid any medical complications.

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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.

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