Our mission

Dedicated to treating individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD) (heroin and painkillers). Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which combines behavioral therapy and medication. We offer both methadone and buprenorphine providing quality care and services to individuals combatting the disease. The clinic staff treats individuals with compassion and extends a helping hand in a safe, respectful and dignified environment.

Founded in February 2000, the Adelson Clinic is certified for adults and teenagers and is the only local clinic to use Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), to treat teen dependency on painkillers such as OxyContin and Lortab, or heroin.

About the Founder

Dr. Miriam Adelson is a leading physician and expert in drug addiction. Wanting to help the community where she resides, she founded, sponsors and manages two major drug abuse treatment and research centers, one in Las Vegas and one in Tel Aviv, Israel. Dr. Adelson has devoted her career to medicine, specializing in internal medicine, emergency medicine and chemical dependency and drug addiction.



Methadone is a synthetic narcotic that quells a patient’s craving for opioids – painkillers or heroin – by preventing the withdrawal symptoms. Patients who are stabilized on methadone can function normally – whether it be attending school or holding down a job. Also, patients treated with methadone can reduce their exposure to HIV and Hepatitis.


Buprenorphine is prescribed to block the effects of heroin and pain killers in similar ways as methadone. Buprenorphine when appropriately prescribed, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine is safe and effective.