Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Many Farms where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment remain on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse 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 harsh and last so long. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start 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 feels similar to a really bad flu and can 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 professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Many Farms, AZ