At Axcel Treatment and Recovery Clinic in Denison, Greenville, San Antonio, and Dallas, TX, your recovery specialist—Dr. Sullivan Bryant—sees clients succeed with methadone drug treatment programs. Helping people conquer their different addictions, methadone stops the compulsion of seeking and using drugs, thus allowing for a stable and lasting recovery.
FAQs about methadone
What is methadone?
It's a synthetic opioid useful in treating chronic pain and in helping people recover from drug addiction.
How does it work?
While methadone also is a painkiller, it does not cause the substantial highs which other opioids are known for. As such, it helps people address the mental, emotional, and psychosocial behaviors associated with addiction without the horrible physical effects and cravings that withdrawal can cause.
How do I use it?
Dr. Bryant will review your drug treatment program with you, including how to use your methadone. It's critical to take your methadone tablet or liquid precisely as prescribed. Additionally, you should not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice throughout the course of your treatment with methadone.
Will I have to take this drug for the rest of my life?
No, you won't. When you take methadone as prescribed and comply with your other therapies, you will be weaned off the drug as your addictive symptoms subside. However, this gradual tapering of doses must be supervised by a physician at one of our locations in Denison, Greenville, San Antonio, or Dallas, TX. Never stop methadone by yourself as you may experience severe withdrawal symptoms.
Quality care which works
At Axcel Treatment and Recovery Clinic, you can succeed in your addiction recovery. Drug treatment with methadone is just part of what we do. We are open Monday through Saturday mornings and have locations in Denison, Greenville, San Antonio, and Dallas, TX. Call us for your personalized consultation on methadone and other therapies: (866) 662-8282.