Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Aneth where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for decades, considering withdrawing off it causes 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 for weeks. And since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the client get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Aneth, UT