A short drive east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino County, Ontario, California has a population of 185,010, and is considered a part of the greater L.A. area. Although people in recovery from addictions to opioid drugs could travel to Los Angeles or the nearby city of San Bernardino for the treatment offered by methadone clinics in California, this isn’t necessary. Individuals ready to face their addiction can find a methadone clinic Ontario CA and start their recovery closer to home. Convenience is important as methadone is a daily medication that must be administered by a medical professional. This is to protect patients and their families in case of intentional or accidental misuse, as methadone can be very dangerous if not taken in the proper dose or if combined with other prescription drugs or alcohol. However, no one should interpret these laws as meaning methadone maintenance therapy provides a high to patients. What it does do is keep brain chemistry stable so that patients do not suffer the harrowing mental and physical withdrawal symptoms, as well as the intense drug cravings, that so often lead people who quit “cold turkey” into dangerous relapse.