Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Keams Canyon where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the person withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Keams Canyon, AZ