Methadone is a medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Cannonville where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment stay on it for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last such a long time. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may 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 really bad flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Cannonville, UT