Methadone is a drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to quit using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Thompson where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance remain on the drug for many years, due to the fact that coming off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last for weeks. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for such a long time, users may not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal resembles that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu which can 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 detox facility which accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some programs provide a medication assisted detox while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers offering this service near Thompson, UT