Methadone is a medication utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to quit abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Sigurd where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone maintenance treatment stay on it for decades, considering withdrawing off it can produce 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 the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last for weeks. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs 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 Facilities offering this service near Sigurd, UT