The rapid detox works as fare as the physical aspect of the addiction,but the psychological,that the one we have the most problem with. its not stopping,its staying stopped,moreover its 5000.o0 to 8000.oo for the rapid detox,to much to pay in my opinion.
Rapid or c/t detox off of Methadone is not at all recommended from what I've heard. A long drawn out taper is best.
You didn't mention how long she has been on Methadone. That and her doses. I know there are others here far more qualified to help. But they will want to know term length & doses too. I have heard that the w/d is very hard because it lasts at least twice as long as those getting off opiates.
she started at 100mg in sept. off oxy. she went to the methadone clinic without me knowing about her addiction. I think it would have been better detox off the oxycontin than this methadone. they havn't lowered her doses at all yet.
Methadone maintenance is designed to keep addicts on methadone. They make it very difficult to get off through rules an regulations. That, how hard it is to get off of physically, and the fact that and no help is offered for physical after care to speak of, makes for around a 96% failure rate for people trying to get off methadone. If you have the money, then Ibogaine detox (out of country only) has had good success.
Otherwise, most MMT patients have to do it the old fashioned way, tapering slowly down and using whatever medications and supplements they can get from the doctor/health food store to get through it. It can take up to a year or two to fully recover physically. You have to think of your detox as if you were getting over a bad bout of cancer. It's something of a full time job getting over it.
I've been coming off it for two years now, and am down to about 3 milligrams. It's taken work, planning, and not a little suffering.
Ibogaine is...well...all I know is it's a $15,000 detox you have to go out of country for. It's a hallucinogenic that has the added side effect of cancelling out withdrawals (supposedly, didn't hear this first hand).
Rapid detox I haven't done, but I did a post about a few people I talked to who tried it. Their reports varied, only two of four of them staying clean from what they said.
They did say they didn't suffer any withdrawals but the experience left them, for lack of a better description, haunted. I suppose they meant it's subconsciously traumatic.
By supplements I just mean vitamins and amino acid therapy. Otherwise, clonidine or a similar blood pressure med to alleviate the symptoms some. People vary on using valium or xanax to help with sleep. Some are against it, Some swear by it. All agree there's a danger of cross addiction if you over do it.
I personally plan to use it after the initial withdrawals just to get a few nights sleep. I figure if I can get two nights sleep out of seven, I'll stay sane. :)
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