Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Tempe where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment stay on it for many years, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can 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 detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 1 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service in Tempe, AZ