Safely Switching from Methadone
Switching from Methadone is a choice that many people have, and it is best to SLOWLY reduce your therapeutic dose of Methadone to 30 mg a day or less for at least a week, before discontinuing it completely for at least 36 hours before starting Buprenorphine. You MUST be in mild to moderate withdrawal before you take your first dose of Buprenorphine. If you are doing well in Methadone treatment it may not be advisable to change treatments at all unless you and your doctor determine it is in your best interest.
Methadone Clinic in Massachusetts
At Right Choice, our addiction clinics in Massachusetts offer the most modern treatment for opioid dependence. Combining treatment with substance abuse counseling and medication-assisted treatment MAT, you can expect the best result when treating opioids or any other addiction. Buprenorphine (i.e. Suboxone) or VIVITROL injection is FDA approved treatment for opioid dependence.
If you became addicted to heroin, oxycodone, oxycontin, Percocet, tramadol, or any other forms of prescription painkillers you could be a candidate for treatment with Suboxone or VIVITROL
Asking for help is not a shame; we are here to help you to find the right treatment plan for you. Our friendly, cheerful, and judgment-free professional staff will answer your questions when you make the first call to inquire about your treatment.