Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Seligman where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on the drug for many years, because coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 since 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. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe 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 much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Seligman, AZ