Treatment for Heroin & Prescription Drugs
Located in Gurnee, IL, Lake County Methadone Treatment Center specializes in the treatment of opiate addiction with professional detoxification, methadone maintenance and methadone detoxification services. We can help you address Heroin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Morphine, OxyContin, Percocet, Lortab, Roxicodone or Fentanyl addictions with confidence.
Detoxification is the removal of toxic substances from the body. Drug detoxification is used to reduce and relieve withdrawal symptoms as the patient learns to live without the drugs in the early stages of his or her long-term recovery.
A substance abuser will have physical and psychological withdrawals as their bodies have become dependent on the illicit substances to function normally. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Hot and Cold Chills
- Irritability and Panic
- Bone and Muscle Pain
Our services provide the client safe detoxification and aim to greatly reduce the severity and length of withdrawal symptoms brought on as the drugs are removed from the substances abusers system.
Methadone maintenance is the most effective treatment for opiate addiction. Methadone is a synthetic agent that works by occupying the brain receptors affected by opiates, eliminating the euphoric and sedating effects of the drugs, relieving cravings while greatly reducing withdrawal symptoms as the drug is removed from the users system.
The goal of methadone maintenance therapy is to reduce and eliminate opiate use of our clients by stabilizing them on methadone for as long as is necessary to help them avoid returning to their previous patterns of drug use.
Because methadone is effective in eliminating withdrawal symptoms, it is used in detoxifying persons addicted to opiates. Methadone detoxification involves the induction of opiate withdrawal symptoms and typically refers to either a short- or a long-term process. Short-term detoxification does not exceed 30 days. Long-term detoxification lasts from 31 to 180 days. Gradual detoxification tends to be more successful than a sudden dose discontinuation.