Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near El Mirage where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, considering withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may 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 detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near El Mirage, AZ