Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate addiction. Someone who wants to quit using prescription pain killers or heroin can get started on a methadone clinic in or near Whiterocks where they ingest it daily to stop withdrawal symptoms, 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, due to the fact that withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. 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 which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some facilities provide a medically managed detoxification while others help the person detox from the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Whiterocks, UT