Methadone is a regulated drug used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction. A person who wants to stop taking heroin or prescription pain killers can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Wendover where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, avoid cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone maintenance stay on it for decades, considering withdrawing off it can produce withdrawal symptoms far greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so painful and last such a long time. Additionally, considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and are likened to a severe flu which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone detoxification can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some centers offer a medically managed detox while others help the person detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Wendover, UT