I've been a client for 9 years, and overall it really is a good clinic with some good, caring people. You will hear a lot of criticism in the lobby (and probably on here) but mostly that is from people who aren't following the rules or just don't like them. The fact is, you really only have to do 3 things: 1.) Stop using other illegal substances so you can pass U.A.s and 2.) keep up with diversion control (you'll learn what that's about if you join), and 3.) stay current on your payments. If you do those 3 things, you will get along with the staff, you will be able to eventually only go in 1 time per month, and overall you will have a normal life again. I've got mixed feeling about recommending methadone to those considering it, becuase it really is EXTREMELY hard to stop once you start. So if you think there is even a chance of getting clean any other way- do it. If not, or if-like me-you've tried everything else and are at the end of your rope, methadone and this clinic really are a lifeline that can end the madness of street opiates. Yes, you'll still be ""addicted"" to an opiate. But its cheaper, its always available, its safer, its controled, and it comes with the support of staff and program with the long-range goal of getting you completely clean. In the meantime the never-ending madness of street-opiates addiction can end and you can finally come in out of the cold. It brings some normalcy back to your life.
Pros: potential for monthly take-homes
Cons: unneccessary policies