Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Cortaro where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on it for decades, considering coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. And considering 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 stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Cortaro, AZ