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Methadone Addiction Treatment

Methadone is a synthetic and powerful opioid medication often used to treat addiction to other opioids, such as heroin and morphine. While it can be effective in managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings, it can also be highly addictive and pose serious health risks if abused or improperly administered. Methadone can lead to respiratory depression, slowed heart rate and even death. It’s crucial to understand the dangers and warning signs of methadone addiction in order to effectively prevent and treat this harmful dependency.

Get the help you need to overcome methadone addiction and reclaim your life at Broadway Lodge. With over 50 years of experience as a reputable addiction treatment centre in the UK, our team is dedicated to assisting you or your loved ones. Reach out to us today or continue reading to discover how we can support you on your journey to recovery.

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Methadone addiction: Symptoms, family & health


What are the symptoms of methadone addiction?

Methadone addiction can result in various physical and behavioural symptoms. Individuals with the addiction may experience the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Respiratory distress
  • Constipation
  • Poor coordination
  • Erratic mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Unkempt hygiene
  • Gaunt appearance
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Hallucinations
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Although methadone has been successful in treating opioid addiction, it also poses a risk of dependence when taken improperly or in higher doses than prescribed. If left untreated, methadone addiction can lead to long-term health issues and can interfere with an individual’s daily life. If you suspect you or a loved one may be struggling with methadone addiction, it is essential to seek medical help as soon as possible. Contact us online confidentially.


The health risks of methadone to you and your family

One of the most significant dangers of methadone is respiratory depression, which can lead to serious breathing problems, even death. Other risks include heart problems, liver damage, and cognitive impairment. While these health risks primarily impact the individual taking methadone, their family can also be affected. Family members may feel anxiety and stress, trying to support their loved one through the ups and downs of addiction and recovery. As such, it is important to approach methadone treatment with care and consideration for all those involved.


What is methadone and why is it addictive?

Methadone works by binding to the same brain receptors as opioids, producing feelings of euphoria and blocking the withdrawal symptoms. However, it can also cause respiratory depression, drowsiness and nausea. Methadone has a long half-life, meaning it stays in the body for a long time, leading to the buildup of the drug in the system. This buildup can cause dependence and addiction, increasing the risk of overdose. It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and seek professional medical help when taking methadone.

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How Broadway Lodge can help

At Broadway Lodge our specialists are dedicated to helping you overcome drug addiction and achieve long-term sobriety. As a resident, you will have the time and support needed to focus on your recovery and improve your mental and emotional well-being. Our team of nurses, counsellors, therapists, and healthcare professionals will be there for you every step of the way, along with peers who genuinely want to see you succeed. From the moment you arrive, you will be treated with care and provided with the understanding and support you deserve. We offer inpatient detoxification for drug dependency and a comprehensive therapeutic programme designed to bring about meaningful change.

Your recovery

Medically-managed detox

At Broadway Lodge, we offer medically managed detoxification to help your body adjust and eliminate harmful substances. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals will provide round-the-clock care in a comfortable twin en-suite room. Our experienced medical team will monitor your condition and quickly address any changes to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Learn more about the detoxification process at Broadway Lodge here.

What our clients say

“It changed my life completely. It made a mega difference, not only to me but my family.”

Philip, former client

Your stay

Our programme to full recovery

Alongside the medical care you receive during detox you will have tailored support from a counsellor. There is a therapeutic programme you will engage in while you are detoxing which is less intense in this stage as your body adjusts to abstinence from methadone. This includes daily group therapy with up to 9 peers, educational and interactive workshops, one to one counselling and therapeutic films. You will also start to work on Step 1 of the 12 Steps.

When you are ready and once safe to do so, you will transition to our full therapeutic programme where you will have support from our team of counsellors and therapists and up to 32 peers. This programme will nurture your mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and it’s where real change starts to happen.

You will be involved in a structured, daily programme of group and individual sessions where you can explore your addiction and much deeper-rooted issues that you will be supported to address. Counsellors lead the majority of the sessions you will partake in and along with your peers, they will help you to begin to heal, feel differently about yourself and the world, build self-esteem and move forward in your life in recovery from addiction.

We know that it can feel intense in residential treatment so we offer alternative therapies that promote healing and aid relaxation including massage, Auricular Acupuncture, Reiki and guided meditation sessions.

While we offer stays of between two weeks and six months, we highly recommend staying at Broadway Lodge for 12 weeks to establish a solid foundation for your recovery. For more detailed information about our transformative programme at Broadway Lodge, click here.

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If you have a question or if you would like to find out more about our treatment packages, private admission, prices and staying with us, you can contact us confidentially through calling us on 01934 812319, emailing [email protected] or sending us a message and we will respond as soon as we can.

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