Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Greenwich where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, due to the fact that coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last so long. And considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit 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, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near Greenwich, UT