Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Fayette where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment remain on it for many years, considering withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse 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 for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near Fayette, UT