Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Bagdad where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance remain on the drug for decades, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Bagdad, AZ