Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Fruit Heights where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, 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 programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Fruit Heights, UT