Methadone is a drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Woodruff where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detox while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Woodruff, AZ