Is There Residential Detox to Withdrawal from Suboxone or Methadone?


Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Monday, 21, October 2019

Yes, residential medical detox programs help patient's withdrawal from suboxone or methadone. These two drugs are used to treat opioid dependency. Unfortunately, both drugs create physical dependence and tolerance to the drug. Opioid addicts who are taking these drugs will require a wean down program in combination with medical detox to safely stop taking them. The withdrawal from suboxone or even methadone can last as long as a month. Yet, this will depend on how much is being taken, and how long you have been taking it. The withdrawal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headaches, muscle aches and pains, and insomnia. Most people will experience anxiety, depression, irritability, and fever. Residential medical detox programs are equipped to help people through the withdrawal symptoms.

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It is not recommended nor safe for you to abruptly stop taking these drugs. You should always consult with your prescribing doctor about what can be done to wean off the drug. Residential medical detox will usually administer other medication to alleviate withdrawal pain. This is a common occurrence for opioid addicts being stuck on these drugs. Most use them as they are waiting to get into a detox program or treatment center. Unfortunately, these drugs are not meant for long-term use. You will develop a tolerance and dependency for them.