Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near San Manuel where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse 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. And considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin 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 which can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near San Manuel, AZ