Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Cedar Hills where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. And because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Cedar Hills, UT