Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Beryl where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last so long. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Beryl, UT