Methadone is a drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Stanfield where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse 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 painful and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Stanfield, AZ