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Albany provides nearby residents with a number of doctors approved to offer a prescription for buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction and associated withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in suboxone that eliminates opioid withdrawal symptoms like diarrhea, chills, nausea, and vomiting. Doctors who are authorized to write suboxone prescriptions have received training in the safe use of suboxone. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has attained a favorable reputation in the addiction and healthcare community due to its desirable safety profile and effectiveness in alleviating opioid withdrawal sickness.

If you are a local physician treating Albany area residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your treatment services will be found by prospective patients searching our website for quality suboxone services. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has emerged as an excellent therapeutic option for opioid addicted individuals. Methadone.US is striving to educate the general public on the variety of opioid replacement therapy options available in their area.



Albany Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Faial Rafiq, M.D. 1873 Western Avenue
2nd Floor, Suite 202
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 605-7505
Gregory L. LaVigne, M.D. 6 Tower Place
Executive Park
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 482-6746
Darryl Arquero Aliggayu, M.D. 63 Shaker Road
Suite G02
Albany, NY 12204
(518) 449-5352
Jeanette Frances Thornton, M.D. 692 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12204
(518) 436-9705
Timothy Shawn DeRenzo, M.D. 63 Shaker Road
Suite G02
Albany, NY 12204
(518) 449-5352
Said A. Ibrahimi, M.D. Vitality Physicians Group Practice PC
4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 403
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 691-0732
Priyadarshan Bajpayi, M.D. Vitality Physicians Group Practice PC
4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 403
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 691-0732
Mitchell Cabisudo, M.D. 4 Pine West Plaza
Suite 403
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 691-0732
Varinder Rathore, M.D. Vitality Physicians Group Practice PC
4 Pine West Plaza
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 691-0732
Khaled Mohamed Vitality Physicians Group Practice
4 Pine West Plaza
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 691-0732
Priyadarshan Bajpayi, M.D. Vitality Physicians Group Practice PC
4 Pine West Plaza; Suite 403
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 691-0732
R. Blake Kessler, M.D. 1365 Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 435-1300
Mark Walter Oldendorf, M.D. 1365 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 435-1300
Padmaja Madala, M.D. 920 Lark Drive
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 465-4771
David A. Ray, M.D. 920 Lark Drive
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 465-4771
Deowchand Depoo, M.D. 75 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 549-6400
Jose M. David, M.D. St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center
Detox Unit, 315 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 452-6700
Ronald S. Klein, M.D. 315 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 525-1303
Joshua David Zamer, M.D. Saint Peter's Hospital
315 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 525-1550
Victor LaRegina, M.D. St. Peter's Hospital
315 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 525-8600
Angelo Algas Potenciano, M.D. Albany Medical Center Psychiatry
25 Hackett Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 262-5518
Yusuf M. Dincer, M.D. 319 South Manning Boulevard
Suite 202
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 435-0842


ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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Billions To Be Allocated In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

The national budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes a request for $13 billion in funding for opioid treatment and related services. This linked Newsweek article states that $3 billion would be allocated in 2018 and another $10 billion in 2019.

Many opioid treatment programs across the country are currently able to add patient slots when additional funding is made available. The opioid crisis has flooded many clinics that are already at maximum census due to limited State and Medicaid funding.

A number of private pay clinics have opened in recent years as the need for medication-assisted treatment increased. If a substantial allocation of government funds becomes available, opioid treatment services will finally come into sharp national focus as scores of people finally obtain the help they need to stabilize and to recover.

In treating opioid addiction, research has shown that traditional abstinence-based programs which do not utilize medication assistance have a failure rate of 90%. Medication-assistance is a critical factor in helping opioid addicted people move into sustained recovery. The proposed $13 billion earmarked for opioid treatment services can make a huge difference all across the U.S. Methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) coupled with counseling and drug testing comprise the gold standard of care in treating opioid addiction.

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Opioid Treatment Making A Difference

There is a great article in the Bismarck Tribune about the expansion of methadone services in Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo, like most other areas of the country, was impacted in recent years by numerous opioid-related overdose deaths.

The article reports that Cass County had 31 overdose deaths in 2016, but that number was reduced to 15 in 2017, due in part to the increased availability of naloxone (the medication that reverses opioid overdose).

While local ambulance calls have decreased in relation to opioid overdoses, the problem of opioid addiction remains a widespread and primary concern in the community.

The Tribune story reveals that more local residents are now enrolled in opioid treatment and are receiving the life-saving medication, methadone. Treatment that combines medication-assistance and counseling is the industry standard in quality care for those addicted to opioids.

The new Fargo-based clinic is reported to have 164 active patients currently enrolled in the methadone program. The clinic director, Mark Schaefer, is quoted as saying that while enrollment has been rapid, there remain many people in the local area with untreated opioid addiction.

The availability of treatment is making a difference. And medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone are providing a much needed solution to America’s opioid crisis.

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