Methadone Detox

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Methadone Detox Program in Orange County, CA

Key Facts


New Cases per Year


People at Risk

80 - 90%

Most Common


Median Age

01. What Is Methadone Detox?

What Is Methadone Abuse and Detoxification?

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02. Effects of Using Methadone Long-term

The Effects of Methadone Abuse on The Body


What Are the Symptoms of Methadone Detox?

The onset of methadone withdrawal symptoms may vary from person to person.
When they do start, you can expect the following:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fever, chills
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle and body aches

During early withdrawal, very strong cravings for methadone will start. In addition to still feeling flu-like symptoms, you’ll likely experience some of the following:

  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety, panic attacks
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping or staying asleep
  • Cravings

By this timeframe, most of the physical withdrawal symptoms of methadone will have subsided. However, you’re likely to feel:

  • Depression, sometimes severe
  • Lack of motivation, no feelings of pleasure
  • Strong methadone cravings

Even long after you have stopped using methadone, some symptoms may still persist. You may have mild physical symptoms as well as intermittent depression. Cravings and other psychological symptoms may go on for several months.

04. How Long Does Detox Take to Finish

How Long Will It Take to Detox from Methadone?

How to Recognize if Methadone Detox May Be Right for You

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What Are the Different Types of Detox?

We offer detox for drugs and alcohol including:


Getting Help and Methadone Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

Addiction is a complicated, irrational and multi-faceted disease. Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that is persisting, recurring and difficult to stop. Addiction is not a moral failing or a lack of will power. Nobody chooses to be an addict. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol may lead to addiction in certain people. People basically use drugs or alcohol to relax, escape or reward themselves. A potential addiction occurs and is more likely in people who have an addictive personality caused by biology, environment or socially or are predisposed through heredity. These people don’t just feel good after using they feel so good they chase the feeling and the substance.

Signs of Addiction:

  • Increased Tolerance & Intense Urges
  • Physical or Emotional Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Negative Consequences
  • Unsuccessful Attempts to Stop
  • Too Much Time Spent Seeking Next High
  • Addiction without the proper professional help can be terminal.

If you cannot control or stop using alcohol or drugs and your use is affecting your life adversely regarding health, self-esteem, family, employment, friends even law enforcement it’s probably time to consider a recovery program for yourself.

The first step after deciding to take control of your life back is to detox. Detoxing from an addiction is the first step in changing your life.

A “cold turkey” approach is not recommended because of the physical problems that may arise. In our experience people who try going cold turkey usually disappoint themselves and relapse. Detox should never be attempted at home or without medical supervision at a licensed detox treatment facility.

At True Life Recovery, we medically manage your detox stay and provide you with as pain-free and safe experience as possible. We manage the physical effects of withdrawal, give you a safe comfortable supportive environment with proper food and emotional support.

When an individual determines to live life clean and sober the first step is detox.

The next phase is adjusting to abstinence. Lasting recovery means behavioral changes that support your journey. Talking it out in a private or public support system will assist in recovery.

Active involvement in support groups such as AA or NA are recommended.

There are many drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers also available to assist individuals to learn new coping skills and focus on their recovery. As well, your religious organization may be of great support.

Addiction is a chronic disease, therefore the goal is a long-term successful management of the disease.

Detoxification from drugs or alcohol varies depending on the type, the level of abuse, and the individual client’s health.

In general, detox will take 3 to 10 days.

When you speak with one of our True Life Recovery representatives they will begin to assess your dependency and will give you a good idea of what timeline to expect to stay.

Costs include 24-hour supervision and monitoring, room and board in a private or shared room, intake evaluation, counseling and therapy sessions as well as nutritious food freshly prepared daily.

For anyone worried that the wrong person will find out that you are going through a detox program – don’t be. Deciding to become clean and sober is a very personal issue and we highly respect individual rights. We do not give out personal information, have and maintain a very strict confidentiality policy.

We Accept Most Private Insurances

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