Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Wellton where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance stay on it for decades, because coming off it causes 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 the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe 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 detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Wellton, AZ