Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Tubac where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater 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. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. 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, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Tubac, AZ