Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Meadview where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, 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, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar 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 which accepts methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Meadview, AZ