Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Second Mesa where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, considering withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Second Mesa, AZ