Methadone is a regulated drug utilized for the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to stop using heroin or prescription pain killers can get started on a methadone program in or near Willard where they take it on a daily basis to avoid withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically replace their addiction with a legal medication. Many individuals who start methadone treatment remain 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, just like heroin. However, it's effects last much longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so harsh and last so long. And considering methadone can remain in the body for so long, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they stop taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and are likened to a really bad flu which may include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made more comfortable and manageable in a detox facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detoxification while others help the individual get off the drug cold turkey without any medications.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Willard, UT