Alaska Methadone Clinics



Alaska Methadone Clinics
Narcotic Drug Treatment Center, Inc. 520 East Fourth Ave., Suite 102 Anchorage (907) 276-6430
WCHS, Inc., dba: Anchorage Treatment Solutions 121 W. Fireweed Lane, Ste 105 Anchorage (844) 490-6533
Project Special Delivery 710 Third Ave. Fairbanks (907) 452-4222
Zipperer Medical Group 300 West Swanson Avenue Wasilla (907) 376-5228
 

Alaska has its methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors concentrated mostly in and around its metropolitan urban centers. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the United States, more medical providers are preparing themselves to assist people suffering with moderate to severe opioid dependency. While some individuals are able to detox successfully from opioids under supervised care, many discover that medication-assisted treatment is necessary to help them either avoid painful opioid withdrawal or to facilitate their journey into long term recovery. Methadone and (buprenorphine) suboxone are the two most popular & effective medication-assisted therapies available for opiate addicted persons. Both medications are FDA-approved, SAMHSA endorsed, and have been successfully utilized in treating opioid addiction for more than a decade. With methadone in particular, its success profile dates back to over 40 years in the United States.



Achieving Stability in the Recovery Process

Opioid addiction is one of the more challenging substance use disorders to confront and manage because of its physical dependency characteristics. Once the process of physical addiction has taken hold, avoiding daily withdrawal becomes a high hurdle.

Because of this daily dilemma, it becomes difficult to remain focused on other aspects of recovery. It’s the law of “first things first” that applies when tackling any problem. There is a natural order and sequence which must be followed when trying to solve a complex task. Opioid addiction recovery is no exception.

Obtaining relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms is a very important first step in addressing opioid addiction. This is why medication-assisted treatment is specifically identified as a medical best practice. Science and years of exhaustive research have proven (not just suggested) that treatment coupled with medication-assistance offers the greatest probability of long-term success when trying to overcome moderate to severe opioid addiction.

Fortunately, more people are becoming aware of the need for buprenorphine, methadone, and other medications that can play a vital role in stabilizing an opioid addicted individual at the onset of their personal recovery.

Historically, efforts to come off of opioids in a detox setting have been often unsuccessful because many detoxes used insufficient medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, patients would typically begin to get sick in 1-2 days with their withdrawal symptoms becoming intolerable. This can lead to patients abandoning the detox effort and a quick return to illicit opiates.

However, the tide is turning. As the American opioid crisis continues to impact families and U.S. society, many more physicians, lawmakers, and government representatives are gaining a quick education on the enormous value of medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is at the forefront of this new awareness as is buprenorphine-based products like Suboxone.

Appropriate medications used responsibly and under a doctor’s supervision provide stability, hope, and opportunity.

Posted in Addiction Recovery, Buprenorphine, Medication Assisted Treatment, Methadone Clinics, Methadone Maintenance, Opiate Addiction, Recovery, Recovery Support, Relapse Prevention, Suboxone, Suboxone Clinics, Suboxone Physicians | Tagged , | Comments Off on Achieving Stability in the Recovery Process

Methadone Availability

Imagine trying to medically manage advanced diabetes with no insulin or grand mal seizures without anticonvulsant medication.

Modern medicine has raised our standard of living and sustained life in ways that people could not have imagined just 100 years ago.

In the cases cited above of diabetes and epilepsy, medication functions as a miracle intervention that saves the patient from suffering and death, and allows him or her to lead a full and productive life.

Science is clearly instructing us that addiction is a treatable illness which can at times be successfully managed with medication assistance, similar to the stabilizing role that insulin plays in the life of the diabetic patient.

A critical element of opioid addiction is the physical dependency which leads to debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. For many individuals, the persistence and severity of opioid withdrawal leads them to chronic failure in any effort to recover. With the assistance of methadone (or buprenorphine), many of these people will finally be able to cope with their illness by having their withdrawal symptoms alleviated.

The value of relief from opioid withdrawal is monumental. It is often the first major step toward being able to face one’s addiction. Medication assistance is good science, and it opens a door that was likely closed for many years. The value of having a new start is priceless. We only have one life. It is worth saving. Whether it’s diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, or addiction – specific medications can help a patient restore their quality of life.

Posted in Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Methadone Clinics, Methadone News, Methadone Programs, Suboxone | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Methadone Availability

Right Path Treatment Centers

Right Path provide a variety of opioid, alcohol, and other drug addiction treatment services through their various outpatient programs located in Virginia and North Carolina.

The organization utilizes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders, and they provide confidential consultation to individuals who are trying to determine the best of course of treatment for dealing with their addiction issues. Right Path are equipped to now provide the new Probuphine implant that utilizes time-released buprenorphine to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms as individuals pursue a solid, long-term personal recovery.

Right Path endorse the benefits of 12 Step philosophy while also incorporating a strong medical component in their opioid recovery program due to the statistically high percentage of opioid addicted people who will ultimately relapse without medication-assisted support.

Read more about Right Path’s services and counseling approach at the link above.

Posted in Addiction Counseling, Addiction Recovery, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Opiate Treatment, Recovery, Suboxone, Suboxone Clinics, Suboxone Doctors, Suboxone Physicians | Tagged , | Comments Off on Right Path Treatment Centers

Access to Addiction Treatment

methadone31Many state-funded addiction treatment services have undergone gradual cuts during the last 15 years. With the rising opioid addiction crisis in America, better access to opioid treatment is definitely needed.

There are a number of private clinics and outpatient treatment centers opening their doors in most every state. These private clinics are meeting a need for services that are often absent in more remote areas of the country.

Some new opioid treatment providers are smaller, independent methadone clinics while others are part of a larger network such as those owned by Acadia Healthcare, Behavioral Health Group (BHG), or Colonial Management Group.

They all have one thing in common, and it is that they provide their patients with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is scientifically proven to be more effective than other forms of abstinence-based treatment.

Medication assistance typically utilizes methadone or buprenorphine-based products to alleviate a patient’s chronic opioid withdrawal. Without medication-assistance, patients often face either a detox admission or they struggle on in a daily effort to secure opiates so as to prevent the return of withdrawal sickness.

People ready for opioid treatment may find that their local methadone clinic is full, or that their nearest clinic is just too far away to access on a daily basis. For some patients, suboxone/buprenorphine may be the best solution since a prescription can be obtained for several weeks of medication before a return visit is required.

Access to treatment is currently on the radar of national healthcare officials and government legislators, many of whom have received numerous letters and calls from families requesting more funding for treatment, and better access. Media coverage has also been much improved during the past 3 years in part due to the widespread opioid crisis and its broad impact.

Supporting local opioid addiction treatment services is important for every community. It ultimately saves lives, reduces crime, and promotes recovery so that addicted patients can work and function.

Posted in Buprenorphine, Methadone, Methadone Maintenance, Opiate Treatment, Suboxone, Suboxone Doctors, Suboxone Physicians | Comments Off on Access to Addiction Treatment

21st Century Cures Act

opioid-treatment-fundingThe U.S. House of Representatives just passed a sweeping reform, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that will infuse $1 billion in new funding earmarked for opioid treatment and prevention services.

It has taken several years of alarming statistics on the national opioid epidemic, but Congress has responded. This USA Today article provides an overview of the numbers. In addition to the $1 billion for opioid services will be another $4.8 billion for cutting-edge research around treating Alzheimers, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and other medical issues.

The bill received enormous bipartisan support and passed 392-to-26. In 2016, death by drug overdose surpassed death by car crashes and gun fatalities. The public outcry for government intervention has been steady. With so many families having been affected by addiction issues, the new funding allowance should open doors for opioid treatment particularly in rural areas where opioid services have been severely lacking.

Methadone remains the #1 medication-assisted treatment option. Buprenorphine medications are; however, making a big impact in the treatment field with a wide variety of buprenorphine-based formulations coming to market. In addition to the familiar suboxone film, are probuphine (a buprenorphine implant), subutex (an uncoated buprenorphine tablet), and bunavail.

Posted in Addiction Treatment, Buprenorphine, Drug Treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment, Methadone, Methadone Clinics, Methadone Maintenance, Naloxone, Naltrexone, Opiate Treatment, Suboxone | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 21st Century Cures Act
Alaska Suboxone Doctors


Subscribe Here To Have Your Buprenorphine Services or
Drug Treatment Program featured in this space for one year.

Following payment completion, please email us the clinic or physician practice information that will be displayed here.

methadone8c
Alaska Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
David Allen Brauner, D.O. 121 West Fireweed Lane
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 865-9653
Joseph V. Pace, Jr., M.D. 1201 North Muldoon Drive
Anchorage, AK 99504
(907) 257-4841
Michel Gevaert, M.D. 3801 University Lake Drive
Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 563-8876
Saughar Samali, D.O. 4320 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 129-3348
Melissa Grace Shein, M.D. 4320 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-8993
Tamara E. Pickett, M.D. 4320 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-4391
Mark Thomas Erickson, M.D. Southcentral Foundation
4201 Tudor Center Drive, Suite 315
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-6378
David Martin James, M.D. 4320 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-0330×0
Derek Andrew Hagen, D.O. 4100 Lake Otis Parkway
Suite 216
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 563-2873
Paula J. Colescott, M.D. Providence Breakthrough
3760 Piper Street, Suite 1108
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 212-6970
Martha Jane Moore, M.D. 3820 Lake Otis Parkway
Suite 108
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 644-6268
Alfred Roland Lonser, M.D. AA Pain
4100 Lake Otis Parkway, Suite 216
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 563-2873
Frederick William Houts, M.D. Alaska Psychiatric Institute
3700 Piper St.
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 269-7150
Lucy Ljubicich Curtiss, M.D. VA
2925 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 257-4854
Aryeh Leib Levenson, M.D. South Central Foundation
4501 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-2500
Kerry Jae Ozer, M.D. Alaska Native Medical Center
4320 Diplomacy Drive – MH
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-2500
Steven Johnson, M.D. 4100 Lake Otis Parkway
Unit #216
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 563-2873
Alex C. Orten, M.D. 4320 Diplomacy Drive
Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-2500
Timothy D. Coalwell, M.D. Medical Park Family Care
2211 East Northern Lights Boulveard
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 279-8486
Darren Blaine Lewis, M.D. 2211 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 279-8486
Charles Michael Herndon, M.D., M.A. Providence Breakthrough
3760 Piper Street, Suite 1108
Anchorage, AK 99508-4683
(907) 212-6970
Daniel A. Smith, M.D. YKHC, 580 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway
P.O. Box 287
Bethel, AK 99559
(907) 543-6454
Kimberly B. Whitaker, M.D. 580 Cheif Eddie Hoffman Highway
Bethel, AK 99559
(907) 543-6300
Heath Bartom McAnally, M.D. 12103 Horseshoe Drive
Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 622-7246
Christine Leigh Goddard, M.D. 16600 Centerfield Drive
Suite 203
Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 694-5550
Edward William Zeff, M.D. Discovery Cove Wellness and Recovery Ctr
16600 Centerfield Drive, Suite 205
Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 694-5550
Milton J. Wright, D.O. 1001 Noble Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 459-3500
Samantha Lynn Brandon, M.D. 1060 Gaffney Road
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
(907) 361-5919
Mitchell Croft Marzo, M.D. Attn: Internal Medicine Clinic
1060 Gaffney Road
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703-7400
(907) 361-5858
Patrick D. Brady, M.D. 4201 Bartlett Street
Suite 202
Homer, AK 99603
(907) 399-3204
Aric Brian Ludwig, M.D. Bartlett Regional Hospital
3260 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 796-8427
Lindy M. Jones, M.D. 1801 Salmon Creek Lane
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-2434
Paul Jiri Topol, M.D. 2 Marine Way
Suite 204
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 209-8962
Michael Edward Merrick, M.D. 416 Frontage Road
Suite 400
Kenai, AK 99611
(907) 283-5487
Wynelle Snow, M.D. 21 Jefferson Way
Suite 201 A
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 220-9948
Edward William Zeff, M.D. Discovery Cove Wellness and Recovery Ctr
2975 Mill Bay Road, Suite B
Kodiak, AK 99615
(907) 654-7719
Karen O'Neill, M.D. Norton Sound Regional Hospital
P.O. Box 966
Nome, AK 99762
(907) 443-3311
Julius Pepper Goslin, D.O. Norton Sound Healh Corporation
PO BOX 966, 306 West 5th Avenue
Nome, AK 99762-0966
(907) 443-3311
Jeffrey James Copeland, M.D. 2250 Woodworth Loop
Suite 1100
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-5900
Kristofor Austin Sargent, M.D. Petersburg Medical Center
103 Fram Street
Petersburg, AK 99833
(907) 772-4299
Jennifer E. Hyer, M.D. Petersburg Medical Center
103 Fram Street, P.O. Box 589
Petersburg, AK 99833
(907) 772-4299
Alice Lynn Hulebak, M.D. 103 Fram Street
Petersburg, AK 99833
(907) 772-4299
Brian Abbott, D.O. P.O. Box 365
Seward, AK 99664
(907) 224-8060
Robert Carl Hunter, Jr., M.D. 700 Katlian Street
Suite E
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-5861
Graham Timothy Chelius 700 Katlian Street
Suite E
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-5861
John Nels Anderson, M.D. 265 Binkley
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-4161
Joan Blum Friderici, M.D. Sunshine Community Health Center
HC 89 Box 8190
Talkeetna, AK 99676
(907) 733-2273
Maria Lindsey Freeman, M.D. 300 West Swanson Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-5228
John Douglas Zipperer, Jr., M.D. 300 West Swanson Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-5228
Greg Salard, M.D. Tideline Clinic
P.O. Box 1231, 320 Bennett Street
Wrangell, AK 99929
(907) 874-4700