Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Fountain Hills where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, because 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 such a long time. And because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Fountain Hills, AZ