Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Benson where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, because withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse 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 uncomfortable and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Benson, AZ