Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Glendale where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities offering this service near Glendale, UT