Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. A person who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Richfield where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment remain on it for many years, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. And since methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Richfield, UT