Methadone is a drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Leeds where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for decades, due to the fact that coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin 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 fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities offering this service near Leeds, UT