Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Huntington where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for many years, because coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse 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 detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. And because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medication assisted detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Huntington, UT