Methadone is a prescription medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction and dependency. Someone who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Taylorsville where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who begin methadone maintenance remain on the drug 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, similar to heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last such a long time. And since methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Taylorsville, UT