Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Newton where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. Additionally, because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will 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 severe flu and 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 much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Newton, UT