Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Dewey where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much 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 uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some centers offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Dewey, AZ