Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Kanosh where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last so long. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Kanosh, UT