Methadone addiction can be very difficult to handle because the drug is very sticky and difficult to detoxify.
In fact, it is much more difficult to detoxify from methadone than to detoxify from heroin, so it is almost as if the cure was worse than the disease in many cases.
If you are taking methadone and you are trying to leave, then you really only have one way of doing it that will be easier for you.
What you should do is slowly lower methadone in increments of 10 milligrams.
The slower, the better. Take your time and keep reducing the dose constantly.
If you can reduce it to approximately 30 milligrams per day or less, you should try to finish your detoxification at a drug rehabilitation center.
There they can give you another medication that will help you to be completely detoxified and completely free of medication.
Many people who took Methadone as a maintenance medication are switching to Suboxone because they do not really do it with medication and they give it the same doping effect as Methadone.
If you are hooked on methadone and still feel that you need something long-term for pain or dependence on opioids, you should consider switching to Suboxone.
Talk to your doctor about it and investigate the cost of doing so. Unfortunately, it is usually more expensive to do so, but it is a much better option in terms of the side effects and the dependency problem.