Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to quit abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Fairview where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance stay on it for many years, considering coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Fairview, UT