Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to quit abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Boulder where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on the drug for many years, because coming off it can produce 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 harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, because 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 quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Boulder, UT