Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Littlefield where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment stay on the drug for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, 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 detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Littlefield, AZ