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Methadone Detoxification - Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs - Minatare, NE.

Methadone is a drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Minatare where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment stay on it for many years, because withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse 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 may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.

Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.

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