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Puerto Rico Methadone Detoxification Programs

Methadone is a common drug used to help opioid addicts stop taking prescription or illegal opioids, however; methadone is an addictive substance that will cause a greater dependency than most opioids. Throughout Puerto Rico are many struggling addicts, and numerous people are addicted to drugs such as heroin or prescription pain medications. Methadone will reduce the cravings for other opioids, and help addicts maintain some level of sobriety from using their drug of choice, but it is not meant for a long-term solution.

Methadone is highly addictive, and anyone struggling with a dependency for methadone in Puerto Rico will have to attend a medical detox program. Methadone cannot be stopped abruptly, and patients must be tapered off the drug or seek out medical help through inpatient detox or hospitalization services in Puerto Rico. Despite the convenience of the drug, it can cause more harm than good, and many addicts remain on methadone longer than is required and become physically and psychologically dependent on it. Within Puerto Rico are some inpatient medical detox and hospitalization detox programs to help methadone users get off the drug.

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Dr. Rohit is a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine who has been supervising successful detox for over 13 years. He also has helped hundreds of people getting off drugs and alcohol addiction.

Puerto Rico Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Puerto Rico Addiction Services by Type of Drug