Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Aguila where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Aguila, AZ