Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Kamas where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far 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 painful and last such a long time. And considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, 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 professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Kamas, UT