Methadone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near South Weber where they take it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and essentially replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance treatment remain on it for decades, due to the fact that withdrawing off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far worse than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. Additionally, because methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which may include fever, chills, 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 professional detoxification facility that allow methadone clients. Some centers offer a medically managed detox while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs offering this service near South Weber, UT