Methadone is a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone clinic in or near Talmage where they ingest it on a daily basis to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and in essence replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance treatment remain on the drug for many years, considering coming off it can bring about withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last so long. Additionally, since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a professional detoxification facility that allow patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Talmage, UT