Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near American Fork where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse 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 painful and last so long. And considering 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 feels similar to a really bad flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near American Fork, UT