Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Pomerene where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much 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 detoxing from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medication assisted detox while others help the client get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Pomerene, AZ