Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Ferron where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, considering withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Ferron, UT