Methadone Detox



METHADONE-Specific Detoxification & Stabilisation Treatment



Duration: The length of a methadone detox depends on the amount of the initial starting dose, but is on average about 14 days.



The Methadone Detox


If a person has been using 40mls of methadone or more on a daily basis prior to admission, the preferred detoxification regime would be reducing amounts of methadone.


Prior to the methadone detox commencing, we require written confirmation from the methadone prescriber regarding the daily amount of methadone prescribed.


Once the person enters and Ayurva Residential Rehabilitation Clinic for Detoxification, our medical staff will commence the Client on the same dose they have previously been prescribed.


This amount is reduced by 5mls daily until a daily dose of 20mls in total is achieved.  This is then reduced by 2mls daily until nil is required.  To help the person through the last 10 days of their methadone detox, we introduce Remedeine (dihydrocodeine and paracetamol) and Oxazapam (a short acting benzodiazepine) to help combat any residual feelings of pain or anxiety.


All females are pregnancy tested prior to any dose of any medication being given. If a female Client is pregnant and this is known prior to the Client being admitted, a letter from the client’s Consultant Obstetrician will be required to confirm that it is safe to commence detoxification prior to the client’s admission.


In addition to the Medical Detoxification, all Clients have the benefit of:


  • Acupuncture to help reduce anxiety and stress. 
  • Massage sessions to help reduce any aches and pains which may be experienced. 
  • 24 hour support from Qualified Nurses, Support Workers and Addiction Therapists.


For more information telephone us on 0845 467 0612 or e-mail us.


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