Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Ephraim where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, considering withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms far 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. And because 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 quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Ephraim, UT