Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Meadow where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for many years, 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. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detox while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Meadow, UT