Methadone is a drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Chino Valley where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some centers offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Chino Valley, AZ