Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Mountain Home where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to 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, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medication assisted detox while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Mountain Home, UT