women working at a methadone clinic

One of the approaches we use in treating opioid addiction is medication-assisted treatment. In our methadone treatment programs, clients go through detox and enter a treatment program with the help of methadone. This FDA-approved medication is a safe, effective way to treat opioid use dependence. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan that involves behavioral therapy and counseling along with methadone, we can help clients change their lives by treating both substance abuse and mental health issues.

At Lotus Recovery Centers, we’ve made addiction treatment affordable, accessible, and it is simple to find a methadone clinic near you. Our methadone treatment programs are covered by Medicaid to make them free or low-cost for every individual in need. Learn more about how our methadone clinic in Wilmington, Delaware (Price’s Corner Neighborhood) could help you or a loved one overcome opioid addiction by contacting our team today at (833) 922-1615.

What Is Methadone?

While several medications can be used to treat opioid use disorder, methadone is unique in that it also can be used to treat chronic pain. Many individuals who develop a dependence on prescription opioids were at one point prescribed a prescription pain reliever for pain after an injury or medical procedure by a treatment provider and then the misuse began. Methadone can address this underlined pain while also helping individuals work on long-term sobriety.

Methadone can help you overcome addiction by changing the way that your brain responds to opioids. it can block you from feeling a high from heroin or prescription pain relievers, which can reduce your desire and cravings to use these substances in the future.

Methadone comes in several forms and your doctor will determine which form will work best for you. It’s important to talk to your doctor regularly about how you are feeling when you’re taking methadone and any side effects that you experience. You should not stop taking methadone without talking to your doctor as you can have withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking this medication suddenly.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Methadone is not a cure for opioid addiction but is part of a proven opioid addiction treatment program. Those who are struggling with a dependence on opioids such as prescription pain relievers and heroin can use methadone as part of a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program.

We can prescribe and dispense methadone for up to several years as a medication for addiction treatment. This medication is safe when used long-term under the direction of a doctor, medications like methadone can be habit-forming. For this reason, our clients also participate in counseling and therapy while undergoing methadone treatment for opioid addiction. Some of the treatment options that we offer at Lotus Recovery Centers include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Trauma therapy
  • Family therapy
  • 12-step meetings
  • Holistic therapy

During therapy, clients work through the underlying causes of addiction and develop healthy coping skills for long-term sobriety. Doses of methadone have helped many of our clients return to work, rebuild relationships, and develop new healthy hobbies.

At our rehab centers, you’ll find support at all stages of your journey to recovery. Our aftercare and alumni programs are designed to provide ongoing therapy and encouragement even after you’ve completed a formal addiction treatment program at one of our treatment centers.

Contact Lotus Recovery Centers

Begin the admissions process today by reaching out to the Lotus Recovery Centers team. If you think that a methadone treatment program is right for you, our team will help you access the care that you need at our methadone clinic nearest you. We also make it easy to refer a loved one, client, or community member to treatment at a Lotus Recovery Centers treatment facility. Just fill out one of our convenient online forms to begin the referral process.

Admitting that you need help takes courage. At Lotus Recovery Centers, we’re here to help you take the next step. Contact us today at (833) 922-1615 to learn more.