Methadone is a regulated drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near South Salt Lake where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for decades, because coming off it causes withdrawal symptoms much worse 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 harsh and last for weeks. And considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and may include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs provide a medication assisted detoxification while others help the client withdrawal off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs offering this service near South Salt Lake, UT