Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Bicknell where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Bicknell, UT