Located in San Diego County’s North County region, Escondido, California has a population of 151,625, and is only 15 miles from the ocean. It is also one of the county’s oldest cities. If you or someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to opioids, whether prescription drugs or heroin, help is close at hand at an Escondido methadone clinic. All methadone clinics in California are required to have a staff of medical professionals who thoroughly evaluate every patient to design a custom methadone treatment plan. However, this initial plan will always be flexible, as methadone dosages are often adjusted over time, if the clinic monitoring and patient feedback reveals that the medication is not being as helpful as it can be. Methadone has been in use for drug rehabilitation since it was discovered in the 1960s. More recently, it was found that the most effective way to use methadone is in conjunction with counseling and behavioral therapies, in a program of treatment that continues methadone maintenance for one year or longer.