Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Miami where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, since 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 resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Miami, AZ