Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Echo where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for decades, due to the fact that coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse 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 painful and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, 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 allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Echo, UT