Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Oracle where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, because coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Oracle, AZ