Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Red Rock where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Red Rock, AZ