Methadone is a medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Paradise where they take 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 treatment remain on the drug for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse 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 uncomfortable and last for weeks. Additionally, considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Paradise, UT