Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Greer where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on the drug for decades, because coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last for weeks. And 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 quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Greer, AZ