Methadone is a medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate dependency and addiction. Someone who wants to stop abusing heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Washington where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal, avoid cravings and in essence substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment stay on the drug for many years, considering withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. And because methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even start experiencing withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu which can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts methadone clients. Some facilities offer a medication assisted detoxification while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Washington, UT