Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Rock Point where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance stay on it for decades, considering withdrawing off it can produce 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 detoxing from it can be so harsh and last so long. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when 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 stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some centers offer a medically managed detox while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Rock Point, AZ