Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Santa Clara where they ingest it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for many years, because withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last such a long time. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers provide a medication assisted detox while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Santa Clara, UT