Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Panguitch where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the person get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Panguitch, UT