Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Fort Mohave where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, considering coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 so long. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Fort Mohave, AZ