Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Carefree where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment remain on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater 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 harsh and last so long. And since methadone can stay 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 are likened to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Carefree, AZ