Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Elfrida where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that coming 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 for weeks. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Elfrida, AZ