Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Logan where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, 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 such a long time. And 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 cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may 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 which allow methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Logan, UT