Methadone is a medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near North Logan where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for many years, considering coming off it causes 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 may not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, 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 client get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities offering this service near North Logan, UT