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Methadone Detox and Rehab in New Brunswick

Last updated on: Tuesday, 16 May 2023

When searching for a drug rehab center in New Brunswick for methadone addiction, it must offer detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Methadone addiction differs for each person, and drug rehab should be tailored to meet individual needs. Each type of drug needs a specific detox setting, either conventional or medical.


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  • What is methadone?

    Methadone is a drug used to treat opioid addiction by changing how the brain and nervous system respond to pain. Methadone is an opioid drug that creates severe dependence because most opioid addicts remain on a methadone maintenance program for months or even years. Like any other opioid, the body develops a tolerance and requires an increased dose as time goes by.

  • Why is methadone challenging to withdraw from?

    Methadone is an opioid and is addictive, creating dangerous dependence. When you stop taking the drug, you begin to experience opioid withdrawal symptoms. Methadone withdrawal is painful, like any other opioid dependence, making methadone withdrawal difficult to manage. Patients are generally weaned off methadone slowly and given other medication to manage withdrawal symptoms.

  • Is methadone replacing one drug with another drug?

    Yes, methadone is an opioid drug that creates tolerance, dependence, and addiction. Heroin addicts or opioid users are replacing an illegal opioid with a legal opioids. Unfortunately. Methadone maintenance is still common practice, and treating people for methadone addiction is also common.

  • How do you treat methadone dependence and addiction?

    The first step to treat methadone dependence is with medical detox to wean the person off the drug and manage withdrawal symptoms. Detox takes time, and it has been known to take weeks to get a person off the drug successfully. Following detox, the next phase of treatment should include short-term or long-term drug rehab. In addition, aftercare support is critical to help manage sobriety.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.




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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.