Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Cleveland where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on it for many years, because coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much 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 detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, 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 allow methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Cleveland, UT