Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Hanksville where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing 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 the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Hanksville, UT