Methadone is a prescription medication utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Portage where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, considering withdrawing off it can bring about 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 uncomfortable and last for weeks. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Portage, UT