Quite simply, a methadone clinic is a facility where a person suffering from opioid dependence can receive a methadone based treatment in order to curb the physical dependence to opioids through a gradual process by which they are weaned off the methadone. Methadone is a synthetic opioid substance relate to Heroine and Morphine.
Admission to a methadone clinic requires a recommendation from a doctor. The Methadone Clinic treatment should it be successful will result in a reduction of opiate cravings, reduction of withdrawal symptoms, and physical dependence.
Physical dependence can be so great that it can result in serious health complications should the addicted person quit cold turkey.
The treatment is administered by a team of medical professionals in either pill or liquid form.