Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Farmington where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater 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 uncomfortable and last such a long time. Additionally, 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 when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, 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 patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Farmington, UT