Addiction to heroin
and prescription opiates
can become so serious that harm reduction is needed on the road to abstinence. Methadone Maintenance
(MM) helps reduce the cravings that an addict experiences, removing the distraction that often leads to using heroin or prescription drugs. So it is important that, once MM treatment begins, a providing clinic is accessible every day.
Tarzana Treatment Centers Methadone Maintenance program is open every day of the year, including holidays. The great majority of other MM clinics, on the other hand, are closed on weekends and holidays. It makes sense to us that a program to reduce harm is available when harm is most likely to be done. Whether boredom or anything else ramps up cravings on these days, addicts enrolled in an MM program shouldn’t need to wait until the next open day to get relief or counseling.
Another problem with off days at the MM clinic is that doses might be sent home so that clients won’t need to wait for them. This is sometimes okay, but, with all due respect to those clients, it is a practice that can be dangerous if not deadly. Methadone has a long half-life and stays in the body for up to 48 hours. If an addict takes a dose too early, it could result in an overdose. So it is important that doses are closely monitored by an available medical professional.
At Tarzana Treatment Centers, we take Methadone Maintenance very seriously. Our goal for every drug addict is abstinence. Every MM client receives counseling
to help them on road to recovery. We want you to feel the hope that comes from a drug-free lifestyle as we have seen it happen for so many addicts. It may take a little more time using a Maintenance program, but it’s much better than being stuck in a cycle of multiple relapses.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.