Methadone is a drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Vail where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, because 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 detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop 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, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating 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 which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near Vail, AZ