Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Tsaile where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for many years, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. And because 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 cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Tsaile, AZ