Introduction to Methadone Addiction and Abuse

For over 25 years Pat Moore Foundation has specialized in oxycodone and other opiate addiction treatment programs. We know first-hand the powerful addictive and destructive qualities of oxycodone and prescription drug abuse. Following is a short information guide on oxycodone abuse, addiction, symptoms, risks, hydrocodone, suboxone detox and treatment. We provide this as a service to Pat Moore Foundation family and friends, as well as for anyone seeking helpful and insightful information on oxycodone, including its addiction and abuse.

What is Methadone?
Methadone is a long-lasting synthetic opiate pain reliever. It acts on the opiod receptors in the brain much like morphine or heroin, but it is chemically different... Click here to continue.

The Dangers of Methadone Therapy
Methadone therapy is often thought of as the standard treatment for heroin addiction. Unfortunately, using methadone has significant dangers of its own... Click here to continue.

How to Treat Methadone Addiction
Methadone addiction is a bigger problem than ever, as many former heroin users turned to methadone treatment to help prevent heroin withdrawal symptoms in detox... Click here to continue.

Methadone Addiction and Side Effects
Methadone is a synthetically created opiate that has similar effects to heroin and morphine. It is used often to manage chronic pain... Click here to continue.

Methadone Withdrawal - Methadone Detox Process
Detoxing from methadone is widely regarded as one of the most difficult detoxifying processes. Many users report that methadone withdrawal is even worse than heroin withdrawal... Click here to continue.

Suboxone and Methadone
Suboxone is a drug used to assist in detox for opiate addiction. It consists of two active ingredients, buprenorphine and naloxone. The buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist... Click here to continue.

Alternative to Methadone Therapy
Methadone treatment has been used for decades to treat heroin addiction. Replacing heroin with methadone allows users to detox from heroin without being derailed by severe withdrawal symptoms... Click here to continue.

Physical Effects of Methadone Use
Methadone is a synthetic opiate pain reliever that acts on the opiate receptors in the brain just as heroin, morphine and other opiates do... Click here to continue.

From Heroin Addiction to Methadone Addiction
One of the major criticisms of methadone treatment is that it takes patients from having a heroin addiction to having a methadone addiction... Click here to continue.

Heroin Detoxification Without Methadone
Cold turkey detoxification from heroin addiction is typically ineffective because heroin withdrawal symptoms are so severe... Click here to continue.

Methadone as Pain Medication
Methadone is not only used in heroin addiction treatment. It is also used for pain management... Click here to continue.

Decline of Methadone
There is a difference between physical dependency on oxycodone medication and addiction to oxycodone medication, and it is not always understood... Click here to continue.

Methadone and OxyContin
Methadone is not only used in heroin addiction treatment. It is also used for pain management... Click here to continue.

Rise in Methadone Deaths
There is a difference between physical dependency on oxycodone medication and addiction to oxycodone medication, and it is not always understood... Click here to continue.

Pat Moore Foundation's drug & alcohol detox and alcohol & drug addiction treatment programs are licensed and certified by The State of California. We provide non-medical and medically managed detoxification (using Suboxone, Subutex, and Buprenorphine when appropriate) and primary residential treatment. Our individual homes are on a unique co-ed campus where we offer gender specific treatment. We are located in Costa Mesa, in Orange County, Southern California, close to Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, and only an hour's drive from Los Angeles and San Diego. To speak with a counselor, please call us 24-hours at (888) 426-6086 or if you'd like us to contact you, send a confidential message online by filling out our online form.

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