Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Mc Neal where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. And since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which 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 more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow 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 Rehab Programs offering this service near Mc Neal, AZ