Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Cedar Valley where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on it for decades, because coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater 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. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Cedar Valley, UT