Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Moab where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment stay on it for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Moab, UT