Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near San Luis where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, because withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, 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 accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near San Luis, AZ