Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Bryce 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 individuals who begin methadone maintenance stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last so long. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some centers offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Bryce, UT