Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Blue Gap where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much 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 for weeks. And considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Blue Gap, AZ