Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Neola where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on the drug for decades, considering withdrawing off it can bring about 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 painful and last for weeks. And considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of 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 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 more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Neola, UT