Methadone is a drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Higley where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last such a long time. And because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, 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 detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Higley, AZ