Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Orem where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain on the drug for decades, due to the fact that coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Orem, UT