Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Jensen where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far 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 for weeks. And considering methadone can remain 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 similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, 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 detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Jensen, UT