Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Scottsdale where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on it for decades, due to the fact that coming 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's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. And since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, 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 which allow methadone clients. Some centers offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Scottsdale, AZ