Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Bear River City where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for decades, 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 remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Bear River City, UT