Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Dolan Springs where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater 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 so long. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which may include fever, chills, 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 professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Dolan Springs, AZ