The city of Ocala, Florida has a population of 60,786, but it is also the Marion County seat and the principal city within the Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area that had a population of approximately 354,353 in 2017. For residents in Ocala ready to accept treatment for an opioid addiction, a methadone clinic Ocala FL can help. All methadone clinics in Florida are accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and this accreditation must be renewed yearly or every three years, depending upon the type of methadone program. This should reassure patients that all clinics in Ocala are held to national standards set by experts in the field of addiction treatment. Methadone has been used for opioid addiction treatment for over fifty years, and there is copious evidence of its efficacy. Methadone is particularly effective when patients receive simultaneous behavioral therapy and counseling, and when they continue methadone maintenance for 12 months or longer, even after they may have officially “graduated” from a treatment program.