Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to quit abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Glendale where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, because coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and may 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 professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 2 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service in Glendale, AZ