Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Kirkland where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on the drug for decades, because coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And because methadone can remain 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. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts methadone clients. Some centers offer a medication assisted detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Kirkland, AZ