Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Waddell where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, 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 allow methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Waddell, AZ