Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Bisbee where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for many years, because withdrawing off it can bring about 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 detoxing from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad 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 professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Bisbee, AZ