Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Helper where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on it for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detox while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Helper, UT