Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Fort Mcdowell where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last such a long time. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Fort Mcdowell, AZ