Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Garden City where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far 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 uncomfortable and last for weeks. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which 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 professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Garden City, UT