Methadone is a prescription medication 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 enrolled into a methadone program in or near Cache Junction where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, because withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much 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 detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Cache Junction, UT