Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Monroe where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone treatment stay on it for many years, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last for weeks. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Monroe, UT