Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Bountiful where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for many years, considering coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 detoxing from it can be so painful and last for weeks. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 1 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service in Bountiful, UT