Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Eagar where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, because withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. And considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Eagar, AZ