Methadone is a medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near San Carlos where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for many years, considering withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last so long. And because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer 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 Centers offering this service near San Carlos, AZ