Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Nibley where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. And since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the individual withdrawal off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Nibley, UT