Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Black Canyon City where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, 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 detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Black Canyon City, AZ