Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Bullhead City where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment stay on it for many years, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far 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 painful and last for weeks. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Bullhead City, AZ