Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Redmond where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. And considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detox while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Redmond, UT