Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Sevier where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment stay on it for decades, due to the fact that 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 remains in the body 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 cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the person get off the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Sevier, UT