Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Elk Ridge where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last so long. And 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 when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Elk Ridge, UT