Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Newcastle where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater 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 harsh and last so long. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin 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 really bad flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Newcastle, UT