Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Sierra Vista where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, considering coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating 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 that allow methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Sierra Vista, AZ