Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Hanna where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, considering withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. And since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start 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 chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers offer a medically managed detox while others help the client get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Hanna, UT