Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Kaibeto where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will 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 are likened to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Kaibeto, AZ