Wisconsin Methadone Detoxification & Rehab Centers

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Wisconsin methadone addiction detox clinics provide practical solutions to help methadone users safely stop taking the drug. According to the Centers for Disease Control, methadone accounted for one percent of all opioids prescribed for pain in 2014. Also, in 2014 methadone accounted for approximately 23% of all prescription opioid deaths. Methadone is a synthetic opioid and acts on the same opioid receptors as morphine and heroin. The drug was designed to block the effects of opiates and minimize withdrawal symptoms. However, the sustained and long-term use of methadone does lead to dependence, tolerance, and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Within the United States, methadone is federally designated Schedule II, which means it is used medically but has a high potential for abuse and addiction.

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Despite heavy regulation within the United States, heroin addicts are at a higher risk of abusing methadone. The reason for this is because they already have a history of abuse and opioid dependency. Some of the side effects of methadone include sedation, euphoria, decrease in reaction time and attention span, muscle weakness, and decreased body temperature. Large amounts of methadone will cause an overdose, and this risk increases when other central nervous system depressants are used. The signs of an overdose are constricted pupils, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and respiratory depression, leading to coma and even death.

Like many other states, opioids have impacted the communities within Wisconsin. Per the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in 2018, the rate of deaths due to opioids was 14.5 per 100,000 residents. Between 2016 and 2018, the rate of opioid-related deaths in the state changed by -1.4%. As of September 30th of 2019, there have been 669 opioid-related deaths within the state. Also, from that time, there have been 2,785 opioid-related inpatient and emergency room hospital visits in the year. Countless people are impacted by opiates and struggle with addiction. Methadone dependence is also a contributing factor to impacting many lives. However, there are detox solutions to help those dependent on methadone overcome the dependency.


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 2021

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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.