Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Cisco where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for many years, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Cisco, UT