According to The CDC, “It is estimated that at least 980,000 people in the United States are currently addicted to heroin and other opiates (such as oxycontin, dilaudid, and hydrocone). They risk premature death”.
If your doctor has recommended methadone treatment in your drug recovery treatment for opiates, the next step will be finding the right facility to best fit your personal recovery needs. Although it may seem overwhelming to try to find the right treatment facility for you, choosing the right one can really make a big difference in your recovery.
Finding Methadone Centers in My Area
The best place to start when looking for a treatment center that offers methadone treatment is to talk with your family doctor or a physician. They can give you access to resources that will help you in determining which facility will have the most to offer in the course of your treatment. Your doctor should know your addiction background, and will know which programs will offer the most effective treatment for your opiate addiction.
Methadone Center Locators
Another great resource for finding methadone treatment locally is online with various methadone center locator websites. By typing in your city and state, the website is able to show you an option of treatment centers in your area. In smaller or more rural areas this can be an extremely helpful tool as sometimes it is necessary to travel farther to get to local services and that might be difficult to maintain if you are trying to keep your job and live at home. Methadone centers require that you come to the facility daily to get your dose of medication in the beginning of treatment, so it is important to factor that in when making your decision.
Once you can see the options of treatment centers that offer methadone treatment in your area, you can go into subcategories of the various treatment programs that are available. If you are a spiritual person and feel that your addiction to opiates stems from a lack of faith in your higher power, you may want to try a faith based recovery program. If you do decide to go this route, don’t be afraid to embrace your religion and choose a treatment center that matches your faith. There are also non-denominational spiritual programs for people who want faith based treatment, but do not practice a set religion or just believe in a higher power in general.
There are luxury treatment programs for those who can afford to spare no expense for their treatment. There are free treatment centers if the person cannot afford to pay or cannot afford to pay the entire amount. There are treatment centers that accept insurance that will cover the cost of treatment or help to cover costs. The options are endless.
Most cities offer helpful resources for finding Methadone treatment centers and other drug treatment facilities at the public health department. You can also get help in finding a treatment center through some churches and religious organizations. If you are interested in finding help for your addiction to opiates or any other kind of addiction use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).