Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Hualapai 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 individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, because coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 uncomfortable and last so long. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Hualapai, AZ