Has anyone been can you tell me what it's like. I'm headed there Friday format methadone detox. I'm at 40 mg now and I just want to know what they may do for me. I know they assist your detox with meds. But what? I'm so nervous.
A lot of them use a low grade benzo taper using syrax,ativan or one of the others and neurontin. They will make you comfortable and you will sleep. I think it will be a good experience for you. They usually do plenty of counseling and meetings. This sounds great for you. Hope they do not use sub. If they do that you may as well just go to a sub doc.
lynn you didn't get information about the detoxification process. I would be leery if they aren't providing you with details.
as rick stated if those meds are used I would agree to those.
is it the rapid detox, like waissman, how much is it costing?
lynn did you go there and have a question and answer session?
I wouldn't go blindly.
get more info from there.
I went to RedGate in Long Beach to detox in 2005 so I can tell you first hand whatever you want to know.
I was coming off heroin back then....they do use "comfort" meds in the beginning. Its an awesome detox place. If your not interested in using comfort meds, they will let you go cold turkey if thats what you decide. I only used them the first few days and then they slowly tapered those. You are visited by a doctor every day and monitored closely. Great program.They have NA/AA panels that come in, personal 1 on 1 counseling, great aftercare if you want it.
The one thing for me was I had to go 3 days in a row to get admitted and that is hard for someone in active addiction. I would show up every morning to see if they had a bed and finally on the 3 try I was admitted. Dont know if they changed the admittance process but if its the same, you have to go early because its first come first serve. Its a great detox, I promise if you are looking for a good detox, RedGate is the place!
I just re-read your post. So, it sounds like you are locked in for Friday. Good stuff. When you get there, they will pee test you and then you will see a doc. After that, they will formulate a plan for your detox. Their facilty is divided in half. You have the detox section and then the residential side. You will have the option to go there after you detox however I did not go myself. They even have a sober living in Long Beach for those who want to transition to one from the residential.
I'm glad shes going there....Ive been to my share of detox facilities over the years and Id have to say Redgate treated me the best. They dont just detox you and send you on your way but rather really work with you.
Thank u so much for that I feel so much better. I have a bed open Friday. And after that I'm on my way to flossy Lewis where I will be with my daughter thank god. I'm dreading being away from her in detox. So they don't do subs there? I was stupid not to ask questions. We did intake over the phone an didnt bother to ask. I just wanted some first hand experience. I'm so happy o hear its a good place. I'm just scared of the methadone with drawl I know it's hell. Literally. Thank u so much again and again.
I just wanted to support you and tell you that I am walking in 10 months clean off of a 12 year Methadone ride. I went c/t at 30 mg with the dones & 2 other meds. The Trams & Methadone are very synthetic and they do like to hang around in the Body parts longer. You know they have longer legs. You can do it. It sounds like you are going to a better place then I went in CA. I am from that area but have been in N Idaho for over 20 years or so. I got to go see my Friends and Family when I left the MTS from there. I come from a canyon right next door. You will be just fine. I promise it is only the beginning of a Whole New Life. I wish you the best and keep us up dated when you get back..OK
I was doing a lot of research on detox facilities because I had some time off work and was trying to find one. Unfortunately I didnt have a lot of time and I found my insurance doesnt cover much so I ultimately had to just choose to do it on my own because I had to return to work.
The one thing I noticed during my research is that you should plan it out a little longer for a methadone withdrawal since it takes longer to clear the body of the medication. Rapid Detox is a bad idea for methadone because of that reason, and I think most of those cases are what gives rapid detox some conflicting info. However, in your case it will be a natural detox with the help of medication. They will likely give you whatever they think you need, whether that is benzos, clonidine, or even subs for a few days. The hardest part of all withdrawals is the mental part, so being in a facility with people that understand what you are going through, and being around other patients that are going through detox as well will benefit you so much. Plus they will have activities scheduled during the day to keep your mind off it and help the time go by. Detoxing at home is so hard because you basically lay in bed for days thinking about the pain and being so mad at yourself for ever taking the pills. So you are doing the best possible method of detoxing. Just keep reminding yourself you will be clean from methadone by July. Dont be scared, be happy you have this opportunity to go somewhere that will provide you the most comfortable withdrawal you could have while also teaching you techniques to stay clean for life.
Wow...Redondo....yes that is right next door! That's really cool you have a bed saved for you! I had to go three days in a row...it was crazy because I was on heroin and in full blown addiction.
I dont have anything bad to say about the place...really!
In terms of the subs...Im not sure. They didnt use them with me. They did use comfort meds but I was so messed up the first few days I dont even know what they gave me...I just know it wasn't subs. Keep in mind, although your going to there facility, you have a right to participate in decisions regarding your recovery. I say this because if they want to give you something you dont want to take, let them know your not comfortable with it.
Its a really small facility...not a whole lot of people there. Ive been to detox places that herd us like cattle...in and out. Not this place....you wont be overwhelmed. I just remember good things from that place. They asked me if I wanted to go with the residential after I finished detox but I declined...ended up staying clean for a while...then relapsed and went to prison. Thats good you have an aftercare plan...really good! Flossie Lewis! Youve got a good plan going...REALLY good. I had a friend in Flossie Lewis and it seemed like a really nice place. I just visited her but its cool that mothers can be there with there kids....great setup...Im very happy for you. Long Beach has GREAT NA meetings. Im not a big NA/AA guy but when I do go, I drive to either Long Beach or Redondo.
Theres no family contact while your in detox so dont go in there expecting to contact anybody. Its all about you until your detoxed. Your people can bring you things like clothes, cosmetics, cigarettes if you smoke...but you cant see or talk to them...at least thats how it went when I was there.
I really wish you the best and I hope your experience is similar to mine. I do hope that when you have the chance, you check in with us and let us know how it was but more importantly how you are doing.
Thank u all so much for the support. You all have no idea what it means to me. Pretty heart broken right now I have to leave my baby girl, my whole entire work behind in two days. I will probably not handle it quite as we'll as she will. :(
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