Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Overgaard where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for many years, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating 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 methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Overgaard, AZ