Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Altamont where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last so long. Additionally, considering methadone can stay 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 cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Altamont, UT