• Ketamine was developed in 1963 in order to replace PCP and is currently used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine.
  • One of the reasons it is so hard to stop taking Vicodin is because of the intense withdrawal symptoms that occur as a result of abrupt cessation of use.
  • Past year, past month, and daily use of marijuana rose among 8th graders between 2009 and 2010, indicating a softening attitude regarding the risk of using marijuana.
  • The use of methadone is sometimes associated with the debilitating bone and joint pain that is often experienced during opioid withdrawal.


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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Methadone Detoxification

Methadone detoxification can be a very uncomfortable and taxing experience. Symptoms usually begin between twenty-four and forty-eight hours after the user's last dose of the drug. Typical withdrawal symptoms include: stomach cramps, sweating, nausea, extreme cravings, tremors, sneezing, irritability, chills, vomiting, anxiety, fuzzy-headedness, paranoia, hallucinations and clinical depression. Additionally, these unpleasant methadone withdrawal symptoms tend to continue much longer than heroin withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the dose of methadone and how long the person has been using methadone, the symptoms can last for several weeks to several months. Professionals in the field of methadone detoxification typically advise the gradual decrease of the drug over a period of time instead of stopping all at once.