Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Cottonwood where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on it for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last for weeks. And considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Cottonwood, AZ