Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Superior where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse 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 for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Superior, AZ