Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Lyman where they take 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 stay on the drug for many years, because coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Lyman, UT