Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Rio Verde 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 start methadone maintenance remain on the drug for decades, because withdrawing off it causes 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 detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the client get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Rio Verde, AZ