Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Castle Dale where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on it for decades, due to the fact that coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. And because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will 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 may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Castle Dale, UT