Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Honeyville where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse 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 so long. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Honeyville, UT