Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Clarkdale where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on it 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's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of 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 may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Clarkdale, AZ