Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Ibapah where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on it for decades, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start 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 feels similar to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, 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 centers 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 Ibapah, UT