Methadone has got a reputation as a drug that is difficult to detox on. But research has shown that it can be as effective as other prescribed drugs and that, overall, the same number of people drop out of heroin detoxes as methadone detoxes.
The fact that cravings for heroin are usually much stronger than cravings for methadone means that, overall, it is not much more addictive than heroin.
A detox on prescribed methadone may mean that:
If you go for a prescribed detox the first task is to get off all other opiates and take only the medication – if you don’t manage this the chances of a successful detox are slim.
Other things that might help are: