High Dosage Methadone Users Can Now Utilize Medical Detox

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After a year of research, Novus Medical Detox Center offers solutions for patients on high dosages of methadone to come off the drug with new drug detox protocols.

Many methadone users still have the dream of being off methadone and being drug-free. Novus Medical Detox Center can and will help a person be free of methadone and able to take the next step, going to a rehabilitation program, so they can achieve their dream of being drug-free.

Novus Medical Detox Center (http://www.novusdetox.com) announced this week that they have successfully detoxed a number of patients that had been taking high daily doses of methadone--something few other medical detox facilities will even attempt. These successful detoxifications were normally completed in under two weeks. Novus has successfully treated patients on as much as 400 milligrams of methadone.

The success of the Novus protocol is the treatment of the individual case as an individual, involving regular monitoring and adjustment. The success of Novus opens the door for many methadone addicts who have been trapped because they were unable to endure the horrible withdrawal symptoms that they faced when they tried to stop taking methadone.

"There are many effective rehabilitation facilities that are successful in helping people become drug-free", states Steven L. Hayes, Director of Novus Medical Detox Center. "However, despite the desire of these rehabilitation facilities to help, few if any will accept someone on a dose of methadone over 80 milligrams per day. More often the methadone addict that calls is told that they must first bring their methadone usage down to 20-40 milligrams per day and the rehabilitation facility will accept them."

Studies show that most methadone addicts who seek help have tried to withdraw or at least cut down their dose of methadone in the past. Almost all of these people were unsuccessful because they began experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms and stopped their taper.

According to Mr. Hayes, "The rehabilitation facilities who are not able to accept these methadone addicts have tried to refer them to medical detox facilities, but they have found that there are very few medical detox facilities that will accept a methadone patient taking over 80 milligrams a day of methadone. Some medical detox facilities are not able to effectively handle the pain of the withdrawal symptoms and the addicts often leave the detox center before completing their withdrawal. Then they have no choice but to go back to the methadone clinic and their despair of ever being free of this addiction grows even more."

Novus has been working for over a year on creating a protocol for people taking high dosages of methadone. One recent patient says," Without this medical detoxification process, I highly doubt I could have lived through getting off methadone and benzos. I was taking up to 400 mg of methadone on a daily basis along with 30 mg of Xanax or 10 mg of Klonopin. I felt completely and utterly hopeless…. Novus not only gave me a clean start, not only gave me hope, it gave me my livelihood and family back. No words could truly express the gratitude I feel."

Replies Mr. Hayes, "Many methadone users still have the dream of being off methadone and being drug-free. Novus Medical Detox Center can and will help a person be free of methadone and able to take the next step, going to a rehabilitation program, so they can achieve their dream of being drug-free."

About Novus Medical Detox Center

While many medical detox programs take place in a hospital, Novus Medical Detox Center specializes in handling drug dependencies in a private setting that is stress-free, comfortable and safe (http://www.novusdetox.com). The facility, set on 3.2 wooded acres, offers private rooms, TV, DVDs and high speed internet access. Detoxification programs at Novus provide detox services for people wishing to withdraw from drugs including opiate detox, heroin detox, psychotropic detox, alcohol detox, or benzodiazepine detox. Novus uses a Suboxone protocol for people detoxing from painkillers.

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