Anyone that has ever been addicted to heroin or other opioids will know how difficult it can be to wean yourself off. The task seems almost impossible and – for many sufferers – too much to bear. This is why your GP may have prescribed methadone to you. This medication fits into the same receptors in your brain that opioids would - hence methadone can ‘replace’ the addictive drug during withdrawal treatment.
So what is the problem…? Is there such a thing as methadone addiction? We know you are doing well, you want to become drug free and methadone can help in this process. HOWEVER, be aware that you are effectively replacing one drug with another. You can become just as addicted and dependant on methadone as you once were on morphine. Also consider the huge list of possible side effects ranging from vomiting to blood pressure issues, hallucinations, impotence, headaches, seizures and growing of male breasts to name but a few.
This is why we at Life Principles offer our methadone addiction treatment in Birmingham. Free yourself from your drug dependency. Welcome a life without taking pills and regular trips to the pharmacy. Finally feel yourself again! And after a long journey, be proud of what you have achieved.