Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Concho where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment stay on it for many years, due to the fact that coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 so long. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Concho, AZ