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Methadone Detox

Sequoia Detox Centers can help you detox from harmful medications like methadone that can cause physical dependence and symptoms of withdrawal when ceased.

What is Methadone Addiction...

and how can Sequoia help?


Methadone is a part of the opioid family. It has been used for over 50 years to help those addicted to opiates recover. It is considered an opioid agonist, similar to narcotic medications, including morphine. Methadone was originally intended to treat opiate addiction, but one of the largest problems about this narcotic is that it is actually highly addictive itself.


Methadone stays in the body for a long period of time and is incredibly difficult to detox from. Methadone is an extremely difficult substance to withdraw from alone because the withdrawal symptoms can last up to a month. Even with a great amount of willpower, this is usually too difficult for anyone.

Short-term effects of methadone can include:

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Sedation

  • Drowsiness

  • Relaxation


The effects of methadone are similar to those of heroin, and even when used as a treatment for heroin dependence, it can be addictive.


Methadone Detox is an Important First Step

When prescribed for opiate addiction, methadone is eventually tapered down after an extended period of time. It’s known in the opiate family for having the longest detox period.  Tapering off of methadone can sometimes take over a year. At Sequoia Detox Centers, we believe in making our patients substance-free as soon as possible so they are able to return to normal lives.

What Can I Expect From Treatment?

Methadone withdrawal is said to be one of the worst forms of withdrawal due to the long-lasting symptoms during detox. Symptoms of methadone withdrawal usually start within 30 hours after your last exposure to the drug. This timeframe is longer compared to withdrawal from other types of opiates, but the pain is just as severe. The length of withdrawal varies, lasting up to a few weeks or longer. At first, withdrawal may feel like the flu. Muscle aches and pains are common after you stop taking methadone. As the symptoms of withdrawal progress, you might feel severely nauseous

Methadone withdrawal symptoms include:
  • Tiredness

  • Vomiting

  • Cramps

  • Diarrhea

  • Restless

  • Night Sweats

  • Insomnia

  • Severe Anxiety

  • Irritability


Get help for Methadone Addiction at Sequoia Detox Center

Most methadone detox plans include a long-drawn-out taper. The goal at Sequoia Detox Centers is to speed up this process and give the individual a true chance at a life in recovery. Just like any other opiate, Methadone can lead to serious complications if used long-term and should be detoxed properly and safely.



Decide when you're ready

✓ Call or email us to begin your recovery

✓ Speak with our qualified staff to assess your condition and specific needs

✓ Coordinate a date and time to be admitted


Receive your assessment

✓ Visit our discreet location with payment and approved personal items

✓ Work with our medical and clinical staff to review your values and treatment goals

✓ Receive a physical exam to determine medication protocol options and length of stay


Begin treatment

✓ After working with our highly trained staff, decide what medication regimen will be best for you and begin immediately

✓ Settle into your private room, personalize your meal plan, and participate in treatment activities

✓ Work One-on-One with clinical staff to determine your next steps


Continue your recovery journey

✓ Your clinical staff will provide multiple options for follow-up care, depending on your treatment goals

✓ Our staff will coordinate your admission and any travel and insurance considerations to ensure your recovery journey is not interrupted

✓ Move forward towards your goal of sobriety in the preferred partner setting that best fits your lifestyle