Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Fort Duchesne where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance stay on it for many years, because coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse 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. And since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can 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 that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the client get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Fort Duchesne, UT