Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Clay Springs where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Clay Springs, AZ