Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Mount Carmel where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for decades, considering coming 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 the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detox while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Mount Carmel, UT