Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Humboldt where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, because coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, 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 detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Humboldt, AZ