Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Williams where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. And since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can 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 detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Williams, AZ