Methadone is a medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Petrified Forest Natl Pk where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on it for decades, considering coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much 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 painful and last such a long time. And considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Petrified Forest Natl Pk, AZ