Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Red Valley where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, because withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and may include fever, chills, 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 patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Red Valley, AZ