El Cajon Treatment Clinic
234 N. Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, California 92020
Located at Located at 234 N. Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon, California, the El Cajon Treatment Center/San Diego Health Alliance in San Diego County provides medically supervised methadone maintenance and Suboxone (buprenorphine) detox treatment to individuals who are attempting to overcome an addiction to or dependence upon heroin or other opioids.
We have helped many people overcome their addictions; together, we will help your loved ones get over theirs. We understand just how hard the struggle can be and how much of a delicate process recovery is. You can trust that we will do everything to make sure that your loved ones go back to having a healthy, happy and drug-free life.
Methadone hydrochloride is a synthetic “opioid agonist,” which means that it acts in a way that is similar to morphine and other narcotic medications. When used in proper doses as part of a medically supervised opioid addiction treatment program, methadone blocks cravings and other withdrawal symptoms without creating the euphoric or sedative states that result from opioid abuse.
Buprenorphine is a partial opioid receptor agonist. Like methadone, buprenorphine can relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms without producing the intoxicating effects that are associated with opioid abuse. Buprenorphine was the first medication for the treatment of opioid dependence to be approved under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000.
To be eligible for this type of treatment at the the El Cajon Treatment Center/San Diego Health Alliance, prospective patients much be at least 18 years old, and must have been addicted to or dependent upon opiates for a minimum of one year prior to seeking treatment.
In San Diego, The number of primary treatment admissions started from 3,019 in 2011 and rose to 3,328 in 2012 for heroin usage. It is never too late to save your friends and family from a drug addiction.