Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Hill AFB where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, because withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Hill AFB, UT