METHADONE-Specific Detoxification & Stabilisation Treatment
Methadone detox. Take action today, your life may depend on it.
Duration: The length of a methadone detox depends on the amount of the initial starting dose, but is on average about 14 days. (If the client is using other substances as well as Methadone, please click the appropriate link above)
The Methadone Detox
If a person has been using 40mls of methadone or more on a daily basis prior to admission, the preferred detoxification regime would be reducing amounts of methadone. Prior to the methadone detox commencing, we require written confirmation from the methadone prescriber regarding the daily amount of methadone prescribed. Once the person enters Pierpoint House for Detoxification, our medical staff will commence the Client on the same dose they have previously been prescribed.
Females will be pregnancy tested
This amount is reduced by 5mls daily until a daily dose of 20mls in total is achieved. This is then reduced by 2mls daily until nil is required. To help the person through the last 10 days of their methadone detox, we introduce Remedeine (dihydrocodeine and paracetamol) and Oxazapam (a short acting benzodiazepine) to help combat any residual feelings of pain or anxiety. All females are pregnancy tested prior to any dose of any medication being given. If a female Client is pregnant and this is known prior to the Client being admitted, a letter from the client’s Consultant Obstetrician will be required to confirm that it is safe to commence detoxification prior to the client’s admission.
In addition to the Medical Detoxification, all Clients have the benefit of:
- Auricular Acupuncture to help reduce anxiety and stress.
- Massage sessions to help reduce any aches and pains which may be experienced.
- 24 hour support from Qualified Nurses, Support Workers and Addiction Therapists.
- Involvement in the Modified 12-Step Therapeutic Stabilisation Program, and the therapeutic community of the House
- Herbal Teas to help develop normal sleep patterns
- Peer Group Support at all times
Contact us – Methadone detox
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