Methadone is a drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Morenci where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, considering withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Morenci, AZ