Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Leamington where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance remain on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far 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 uncomfortable and last for weeks. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the client get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Leamington, UT