Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Marysvale where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for decades, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last so long. And since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the individual get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Marysvale, UT