Methadone is a drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to quit abusing prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone program in or near Parowan where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for many years, considering coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last for weeks. And because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detox while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Parowan, UT