Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Willcox where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for decades, because withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far 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 for weeks. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medication assisted detox while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Willcox, AZ