Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Riverton where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on it for many years, because coming off it can bring about 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 painful and last for weeks. And because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medically managed detox while others help the client detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Riverton, UT