Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Kykotsmovi Village where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance remain on the drug for many years, because withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much 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 detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Kykotsmovi Village, AZ