Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. An Individual who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Roosevelt where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone treatment stay on it for many years, considering coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so uncomfortable and last for weeks. And considering methadone can remain 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 cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which allow methadone clients. Some facilities provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Roosevelt, UT