Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. An Individual who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Oak City where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment 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. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last so long. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near Oak City, UT