Methadone is a drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Alpine where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, because coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Alpine, UT