Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Sun City where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, because withdrawing off it causes 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 detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. And since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Sun City, AZ