Methadone is a drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Joseph where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment stay on it for many years, considering coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Joseph, UT