Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Chinle where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, considering coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medically managed detox while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Chinle, AZ