Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Elmo where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance remain 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 and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin feeling the effects of 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 can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Elmo, UT