Ok so one of my students admitted to me yesterday that he’s developed a pretty healthy opioid addiction. He’s 17 and pretty much has the normal inner city story. Father is a no show and his mother most likely brought him to me because for the same amount of money he can stay and train all day with me vs. an hour long class at the local joke Ta Kwon do school. He’s basically been my problem for the last 4 months. Which is fine because I’ve grown to care for this little dude. I want nothing but the best for him. I’m very familiar with opiate addiction because of my family and my path in life however the one thing I’m not up to speed on is methadone. He ask me whether he should try a suboxone doctor or go to a methadone clinic. Again I care about this guy. He has no body else to guide him so if any of you have any experience with the two I’d really appreciate some real responses so hopefully I can steer this kid in the right direction. I’m not sure if one is better than the other or if it’s just personal preference. I don’t think cost is an issue because I’d have to assume he’s on government insurance which from what I understand covers everything 100%. Anyway thanks in advance for any and all responses.