Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Globe where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 painful and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Globe, AZ