Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Milford where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. And considering 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 cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Milford, UT