Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near East Carbon where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance stay on the drug for many years, because withdrawing 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 harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can 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 professional detoxification facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near East Carbon, UT