Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Mount Lemmon where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on it 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 painful and last for weeks. And considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Mount Lemmon, AZ