Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Hotevilla where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last so long. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar 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 detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Hotevilla, AZ