Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Laketown where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance remain on it for decades, considering coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Laketown, UT