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Methadone Detox

Are you or someone you know struggling with a methadone addiction? Are you interested in knowing more about the available methadone detox and treatment options? The staff at Neworld are experts in providing safe, medically-supervised detox in a comfortable home-like environment. When you stay with us, our team of Nurse Practitioners tend to your complete needs with compassion and care. You’ll also have the support of a dedicated Recovery Coordinator with experience helping people just like you detox from methadone addiction, as well as a specialized onsite psychiatrist.  

Our warm and friendly team is ready to assist you in starting our detox program, setting you on the path to recovery. Contact us now to get started, or learn what makes our detox experience special!

Methadone Addiction Treatment

Methadone Addiction Detox and Treatment

  • A sudden stop of methadone or lowered use can cause withdrawal syndrome. The discomfort that comes with the symptoms may increase the chance of relapse.
  • When taking your previous or higher dose of methadone after stopping or tapering use, there is a serious risk of overdose due to reduced tolerance (1). Always follow your doctor’s instructions when changing your dose.
  • The safest method of dealing with methadone addiction is with the guidance of a healthcare provider. The qualified health care team at Neworld will guide you or your loved one dealing with methadone addiction on the safest ways of approaching recovery, lowering the risk of health concerns and relapse.
  • We are committed to delivering a safe and effective methadone addiction detox program and will help you plan the next stage of addiction treatment for the best chances of lasting recovery.
  • Pursing long-term addiction treatment is strongly recommended in combination with detox, as withdrawal management alone does not treat substance use disorder (2).

What You Need to Know About Safe Methadone Detox

  • Methadone is an opioid medication that helps persons struggling with addiction to various opioids.
  • Medical practitioners and psychologists may recommend methadone replacement therapy as a remedy to the disorders caused by opioid use (2). However, the misuse of methadone can cause addiction. To overcome this addiction, methadone rehabilitation treatment may be recommended.
  • Medical detox is often used to manage methadone withdrawal. Neworld Medical Detox specializes in this kind of treatment.
  • Overcoming methadone dependency can be challenging for persons struggling with the addiction. The withdrawal symptoms from methadone addiction can be overwhelming, and if no intervention is offered, relapse can occur and pose a safety risk.
  • Methadone therapy is only recommended when buprenorphine-naxolone therapy is not the best option (2).

Methadone detox is the first step toward addiction recovery. It’s never easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our team works with you to understand your full health history, as well as any underlying mental health issues, to make the detox process as easy and comfortable as possible. 

Methadone Abuse and Addiction in Toronto and Ontario

Canadian regulations for methadone opioid treatment
  • The Canadian government pioneered methadone maintenance treatment in the 1960s. The treatment effectively improves a patient’s key health and is regarded as the criterion standard for opioid-agnostic therapy (3).
  • To control methadone abuse, the Government of Canada imposed several restrictions but implemented federal regulations for methadone maintenance treatment (4).
  • In the late 1990s, the government shifted the regulations from the federal government to the provincial administration. In Ontario, the improved regulations allowed for the involvement of community pharmacies in the distribution of methadone (3).
  • The changes in regulations increased the availability of methadone assisted treatment in Ontario and Toronto.
  • Methadone addiction is an increasing problem that can be challenging to overcome due to the effects of the drug on the body. Methadone prescription is administered to persons struggling with opioid addiction as a way of transitioning to a methadone-based therapy plan (2).
  • Unfortunately, prolonged use of methadone can result in dependence and addiction (1). This makes it challenging for people to stop the use of methadone without professional support.

Neworld Medical Detox is a trusted provider of safe detox for people living with methadone addiction. Getting started can be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. 

Symptoms of Methadone Withdrawal

Insomnia from methadone withdrawal Toronto

The intensity and duration of methadone withdrawal vary. The most common symptoms (1) of Methadone withdrawal include:

  • Body pain and aches
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Irritability and agitation

The duration and severity of methadone withdrawal symptoms depend on several factors (1), some of which include: 

  • The dosage administered during methadone therapy 
  • Frequency of methadone use 
  • The amount of time a person has been struggling with methadone addiction 

We treat every client as an individual, taking into consideration their unique needs and experiences. When you stay with us, you’re not just a patient. You’re our guest!  

How long do Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

Various factors determine the duration of methadone withdrawal for different people (5). 

  • The symptoms may last about two to three weeks.
  • When methadone use is stopped, the withdrawal symptoms may take from one to three days before starting.
  • Initial methadone withdrawal symptoms are usually physical, such as cramps, nausea, diarrhea and sweating.
  • After the first week of withdrawal, psychological symptoms are likely to occur, including drug cravings, loss of motivation, anxiety and depression.

Methadone Detox Treatment at Neworld Detox

At Neworld, we follow the guidelines outlined by the Canadian Medical Association, which recommend physicians initiate opioid agonist therapy with buprenorphine-naloxone whenever feasible (2). 

The association recommends initiating opioid agonist therapy with methadone only in medical cases where buprenorphine-naloxone therapy is not the preferred option. 

Advantages of Buprenorphine-naloxone 

  • Lower overdose risk
  • Reduced potential for respiratory depression
  • Lower risk of adverse effects and drug interactions
  • Milder withdrawal symptoms than methadone

Neworld Medical Detox respects every person’s right to choose between methadone and buprenorphine-naloxone. 

Start Your Recovery with Neworld Detox in Ontario

Putting a stop to problem substance use is never an easy task, especially when dealing with addiction to methadone. Our team of experts at Neworld in Ontario are ready to help people with methadone addiction with safe detox support.  

What is the Next Step?

When you’re ready to get started, we’re here to help. Reach out to talk to our friendly counsellors about any questions or concerns you have, or to book an appointment. Our dedicated staff provide personalized care curated to each person’s needs, aiming to help them in their journey to long-term sobriety

After you’ve completed your detox, full addiction treatment programs are available at our sister facility, Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centre. Located just a 10 minute drive down the road, our team will seamlessly transition you there so you can continue your recovery journey with the peace of mind. Unlike other medical detox centres, your care stays uninterrupted, with no risk of your information getting lost as it’s passed to another care team!   

Information on this page is for informational purposes only, and does not replace personalized medical advice. You should never make any decisions about your health without consulting a healthcare professional, especially when related to substance use or mental health. To speak to a qualified member of our team for personalized advice, you can contact us here. 

Information on this page is for informational purposes only, and does not replace personalized medical advice. You should never make any decisions about your health without consulting a healthcare professional, especially when related to substance use or mental health. To speak to a qualified member of our team for personalized advice, you can contact us here. 


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