We offer an in-clinic methadone/suboxone program for those who are addicted to opiate based drugs. Our treatment program is generally conducted in an outpatient setting. Methadone treatment programs include the use of opiate medications including methadone, which is taken orally and helps to repair parts of the brain that have been hijacked by drug abuse.
We understand that people can be very anxious about visiting a methadone clinic which is why Vodden provides a warm and welcoming enviroment, and keeps all patient information confidential. If you would like to join our methadone program please stop by our pharmacy or give us a call at 905-451-5900.
Methadone is a synthetic opioid that has been used to treat addiction for decades. It helps prevent harmful withdrawal symptoms and cravings for unsafe opioids. Many researchers feel more confident about methadone because it has been heavily tested and its effects are well known.
Methadone detox generally lasts for a long time on a strict schedule. The known side effects are significantly less serious than other drugs, including constipation, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction. However, there are major problems in that it is still possible to use other opioids while taking methadone. This makes it more difficult for people struggling with addiction to recover.
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. It is newer than methadone so the information surrounding it is not as extensive. Similar to methadone, it suppresses the physical and emotional pain that accompanies withdrawal. Some of the side effects include: dizziness, headaches, depression, nausea, fatigue, and decreased sex drive.
One of the major advantages to Suboxone is that it cannot be used to achieve a full opioid effect.
This quality makes it less likely to be abused than methadone while going through treatment.