Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Grand Canyon where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe 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 that allow methadone clients. Some centers offer a medication assisted detox while others help the client get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Grand Canyon, AZ