Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Fielding where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes 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 for weeks. 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 stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detox while others help the client get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Fielding, UT