Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Thatcher where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for decades, because coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last so long. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will 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 really bad flu which can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. 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 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Thatcher, AZ