Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Bingham Canyon where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment remain on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater 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 uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, 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 professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Bingham Canyon, UT