Victory Recovery Partners
Methadone Treatment located in Farmingville, NY.
Victory Recovery Partners is excited to announce:
We are now offering Methadone as a treatment option for Opioid Use Disorder at our Farmingville location!
Call us at 631-696-4357
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Methadone Treatment Q & A's
What is Methadone?
Methadone is a synthetic opioid medication primarily used in the treatment of opioid addiction, particularly in opioid maintenance programs. It is classified as a long-acting opioid agonist.
How Does Methadone Work?
Opioid Addiction Treatment: Methadone is commonly used as a maintenance medication for individuals who are dependent on opioids, such as heroin or prescription painkillers (e.g., oxycodone, hydrocodone). It helps reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings, allowing individuals to stabilize their lives and work on recovery. Methadone has a long duration of action, which means it can be administered once a day in most cases, making it suitable for opioid maintenance treatment. Methadone helps reduce the intense cravings associated with opioid addiction, making it easier for individuals to abstain from using opioids.
Indications for Methadone Treatment:
Methadone is a medication used to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Methadone is a long-acting full opioid agonist, and a schedule II controlled medication. Methadone used to treat those with a confirmed diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD) can only be dispensed through a SAMHSA certified OTP.
Methadone Administration and Dosage:
The maximum allowed starting dose of Methadone is 30 mg and titrated to a dose where symptoms resolve, and comfort is obtained. This is different for everyone and monitored closely. Dosing is daily in the clinic under supervision of the nursing staff. Take home dosing can be established following our policy and procedure.
Effectiveness and Safety
When used under medical supervision and in accordance with a treatment plan, Methadone can be a safe and effective option for opioid addiction treatment.
Risks and Side Effects
-Methadone has the potential for misuse and can be addictive when not used as prescribed. Therefore, it is typically dispensed in controlled settings like methadone clinics.
-Common side effects of methadone can include drowsiness, constipation, dry mouth, and sweating. It can also affect cognitive and motor function.
Methadone Maintenance Programs
-Methadone is a tightly regulated medication due to its potential for misuse and the risk of overdose. It is typically dispensed in specialized methadone clinics or treatment programs.
Getting Started with Methadone Treatment:
-If you think you are a candidate, call Victory Recovery at 631-696-4357 for a formal evaluation. Appointments are available the same day or next day.
Important Additional Information
-It's important to emphasize that Methadone treatment should only be initiated and monitored by healthcare professionals experienced in addiction medicine. It should be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling, therapy, and other support services to address the underlying causes of addiction and promote long-term recovery. Methadone treatment can be highly effective in helping individuals manage opioid addiction, but it is not a standalone solution and should be used as part of a broader treatment approach.