Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Lehi where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on it for decades, because coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse 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 uncomfortable and last such a long time. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Lehi, UT