Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Hereford where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin experiencing 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 severe flu and may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Hereford, AZ