Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Pleasant Grove where they take it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for many years, because coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. 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 resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar 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 withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Pleasant Grove, UT