Located in Bristol County, Massachusetts, the city of New Bedford has a population of 95,363. In the nineteenth century, New Bedford featured one of the most prominent ports for whaling in the world, which garnered it the nickname, “The Whaling City.” Today, citizens of New Bedford who are struggling to overcome an addiction to opioids and need help from one of the many methadone clinics in Massachusetts will not have to travel far for treatment. Every New Bedford methadone clinic is registered with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and certified by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). These methadone clinics are run by medical professionals, so that patients are accurately evaluated to determine the appropriate treatment plan, and then monitored over time so that treatment can be adjusted as needed. Although some clinics will only administer methadone and oversee methadone maintenance, some will also provide counseling services and behavioral therapy, as well as vocational, housing, and job assistance. Clinics that do not provide these services will have the ability to refer patients to local organizations that do provide them.