Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Mohave Valley where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering coming off it can produce 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 uncomfortable and last for weeks. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Mohave Valley, AZ