Bakersfield, California Methadone Clinics

Opioid and heroin addiction affect hundreds of people throughout Bakersfield, Kern County, and the Central Valley region. The number of opioid overdoses in Bakersfield increased by roughly 68 percent from 2008 to 2013 — raising many public safety concerns since many of these overdoses resulted in death.

Bakersfield, CA methadone clinics can help local residents safely and comfortably overcome opioid addiction without suffering cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Use Addictions.com to explore your options for methadone clinics in Bakersfield and neighboring cities.

Bakersfield Addiction Stats

Causes & Signs of Drug Abuse

Opioid addiction often begins when people misuse prescription painkillers including oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine. Later on, these individuals replace painkiller use with heroin, since this illicit street drug is usually lower in cost and easier to obtain than painkillers. Opioid abuse can also be triggered by mental health disorders, genetics, and environment.

Physical signs of opioid abuse:

  • Slowed breathing
  • Constricted pupils
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

More Methadone Clinics in Bakersfield

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Good Samaritan Hospital Southwest

5201 White Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93309

American Health Services at Bakersfield Health Services

1010 1/2 South Union Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307

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Getting Help in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA methadone clinics are ready to serve anyone who needs help overcoming physical dependency on heroin and opioids — regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status. Overcome co-occurring disorders along with heroin addiction at Legacy Behavioral Services Residential Treatment Program, or detox from painkillers in a safe, controlled medical environment surrounded by highly trained staff at Good Samaritan Hospital Southwest.

Choosing From Many Bakersfield Methadone Clinics

Follow these tips to choose the best possible methadone clinic for you or a loved one who suffers from opioid addiction.

  • Treat co-occurring disorders

    Opioid addiction is commonly caused by co-occurring disorders, which are mental health disorders including bipolar disorder, PTSD, and anxiety. Look for Bakersfield, CA methadone clinics that also offer counseling and other behavioral therapies to treat co-occurring disorders.

  • Consider location

    Methadone is generally administered once per day at the treatment facility to prevent recovering patients from abusing or accidentally misusing their medications. Search for outpatient Bakersfield, CA methadone clinics near your home, or choose an inpatient clinic that allows you to live at the facility for the duration of treatment.

  • Look for aftercare

    Aftercare programs generally consist of 12-step support group therapy, counseling, and relapse prevention training so you can stay clean following methadone maintenance therapy. Choose among Bakersfield, CA methadone clinics that include aftercare services with methadone detox.

Contact Us

Heroin and opioid addiction can be highly difficult to overcome on your own without the use of medications like methadone that can relieve your symptoms. Call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 800-654-0987 to speak with a caring drug abuse counselor about Bakersfield, CA methadone clinics ready to help you achieve sobriety from opioids.