Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Plymouth where they ingest it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on it for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. And since methadone can remain in the body for so long, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe 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 more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medically managed detox while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Plymouth, UT