Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Chandler where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 1 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service in Chandler, AZ