Methadone is a medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Brigham City where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for decades, because coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some centers offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Brigham City, UT