Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Buckeye where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on it for many years, because withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. And considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Buckeye, AZ