Albuquerque Methadone Treatment

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Albuquerque, New Mexico has several area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Albuquerque Methadone Clinics
Metro Treatment of New Mexico
Central New Mexico Treatment
Center
630 Haines Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 268-5611
Recovery Services of New Mexico 1528 Five Points Road
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 242-6919
University of New Mexico
Addictions and Substance Abuse Progs
2450 Alamo Drive SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2400
Metamorphosis New Mexico Inc 112 Monroe Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 260-9917

 

Albuquerque Buprenorphine Treatment
Vicente B. Tuason, M.D. Albuquerque Veterans Affairs M.C.
1501 San Pedro SE
Albuquerque, NM 87101
(505) 265-1711×5477
Jennifer Ann Pentecost, M.D. 1316 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5450
Julie Silverhart, M.D. 1401 William St SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 758-5450
Craig Stephen Nairn, M.D. 715 Dr. Martin Luther King, NE
Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 247-9700
Anne Salazar Ortiz, M.D. 1307 Rio Grande Boulevard, NW
Suite 8
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 350-8997
James Ross Shiveley, D.O. 1817 Central Avenue, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 243-7839
Elmer Jesus Pacheco, M.D. 1010 Bridge Boulevard Southwest
Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 470-3580
Vanessa Jacobsohn 2001 North Centro Familiar
First Choice Community Healthcare
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 873-7400
Daniel A. Cameron, M.D. 1528 Five Points SW
Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 242-6919
William Bridges Hunter, M.D. Turquoise Lodge
6000 Isleta Boulevard, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 841-8978
Clifton Leigh Brashar, M.D. Turquoise Lodge
6000 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 841-8978
Lori Willinghurst, M.D. Albuquerque Indian Health Service
801 Vussar NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 248-7610
Juliane Nichole Bohan, M.D. 2450 Alamo S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2401
Snehal Rudresh Bhatt, M.D. Addictions and Substance Abuse Program
2450 Alamo Avenue, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2400
Claire Wilcox, M.D. ASAP
2450 Alamo, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2400
Jennette Cross, M.D. 1209 University Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 272-4400
Michael Bogenschutz, M.D. 2350 Alamo SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 768-0130
Patrick J. Abbott, M.D. 2350 Alamo SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 768-0130
George D. Comerci, Jr., M.D., FACP University of New Mexico:HSC.
2211 Lomas Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 272-6476
Adam Robert Rosen, M.D. 2450 Alamo SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2400
Bruce G. Trigg, M.D. New Mexico Department of Health
1111 Stanford Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 841-4112
David Patrick McCraney, M.D. 172 Montano Road, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-4427
Maryalyse Adams Mercado, M.D. 1231 Candelaria NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3244
John Matthew Tanner, M.D. 172 Montano Road
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-4427
Valerie Carrejo, M.D. First Choice Community Healthcare
1231 Candelaria Road, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3244
Letitia Parker Kinloch, M.D. 1501 San Pedro SE
116 Bhcl
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711
Amandeep Singh Chadha, M.D. 1501 San Pedro South East
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711
Melanie L. Marshall, D.O. San Pedro Family Practice
401 San Pedro NE suite G
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 503-8034
Tamara Marie Goodman, M.D. Turquoise Lodge Hospital
5201 Zuni, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 841-8978
Ursula Renee Roblero, M.D. South East Heights Clinic
302 San Pablo, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 272-5885
Robert M. Khanlian, M.D. 209 San Mateo Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 262-1538
Patricia Ann Pade, M.D. New Mexico VA Health System
1501 San Pedro Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711×2670
Cristina M. Martinez, M.D. VAMC
1501 San Pedro, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711
Sylvia D. Grant, M.D. Center for Behavioral Health
112 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 260-9917
Florian Birkmayer, M.D. New Mexico VA Health Care System
1501 San Pedro SE Routing #116
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711×2440
Miriam S. Komaromy, M.D. Turquoise Lodge Hospital
5901 Zuni SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 383-1141
Cynthia Ma Geppert, M.D., Ph.D. NM Veterans Administration Health Care
1510 San Pedro Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711×5551
Joanna Grard Katzman, M.D. NMVAHCS
1501 San Pedro Drive SE, 116
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711×2089
Marcello A. Maviglia, M.D. Department of Veteran Affairs
1501 San Pedro Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-6499
Brooke Parish, M.D. Turqouise Lodge
5901 Zoni, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 841-8978×141
Howard S. Berger, M.D. Albuquerque VA Medical Center
1501 San Pedro Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711
Tamara Lee Kodis, M.D. VAMC-BHCL 116
1501 San Pedro SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-5153
(505) 265-1711
Robert Coberly, M.D. VA Medical Center #116A
1501 San Pedro Drive SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-5154
(505) 265-1711×2440
Reuben Sutter, M.D. Sage Neuroscience Center
4640-A Jefferson Lane NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 884-1114
David C. Leech, D.O. 101 Hospital Loop NE
Suite 114
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 888-7770
Fazal M Khan, M.D. 1325,Wyoming Boulevard, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 291-5300
Nels Mathanial Dahlgren, M .D. Pain and Spine Program
8300 Constitution Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 291-2770
Karla Arlene Thornton, M.D. 625 Truman Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 272-1312
Steven Bruce Williams, M.D. 625 Truman Street, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 272-0437
Michelle James Iandiorio, M.D. 625 Truman Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 272-1312
Barbara J. McGuire, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.M.M. 4640 Jefferson Lane NE
Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 235-1375
Kenneth H. Bull, M.D. 2403 San Mateo NE
#510
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 881-8666
Michelle Pent, M.D. 5100 Juan Tabo NE
Suite 101
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 294-1152
Johnnie R. Vigil 10700 Menaul North East
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 323-8911
Barry Ralph Maron, M.D. 10700 Menaul Boulevard, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 323-8911
Jafet Emiro Gonzalez-Zakarchenco, M.D. 5310 Sequoia NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 699-2095
Jeanne Ann Bereiter, M.D. MSC09-5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-5002
Immanuel Amissah, M.D. 2400 Tucker North East
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-1734
Nicole M. Scally, M.D. MSC 08-4600
1University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 239-2962
Pamela B Arenella, M.D. University of New Mexico Psych Center
2600 Marble Ave, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-2826
Tiffany Snyder, D.O. 2400 Tucker Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-1734
Carla Eide, M.D. Univesity of NM, Dept. of Psychiatry
1 University of New Mexico, MSCo9 5030
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-2223
Byrch Williams, M.D. 2400 Tucker, NE
Unm1, MSCOA 5040
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-1734
Arthur Kaufman, M.D. 2400 Tucker, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-2165
Roberto Gomez, M.D. Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
Msc 09 5040, 1 Unm
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-2167
Deborah Dellmore, M.D. University Psychiatry Consultants
MSC09 5030 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-6130
J. Mitchell Simson, M.D. UNM School of Medicine, MSC 10-5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-2147
William M. Shannon, M.D. Metropolitan Detention Center
100 John Dantis Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87153
(505) 839-8827
University of New Mexico
Addictions and Substance Abuse Progs
2450 Alamo Drive SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2400
Central New Mexico Treatment Center 630 Haines Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 268-5611
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Use Disorders Program
1501 San Pedro Street SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711×2127
Intake:
(505) 265-1711×4987


Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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1-800 Counselor Phone Support

800-counselorPalm Partners is a drug rehabilitation and recovery program located in Delray Beach, Florida. The organization provides a 24 hour hotline for individuals interested in learning about addiction treatment options.

Their website also provides an online chat alternative for speaking with an addiction counselor. Individuals facing addiction often alternate between being sick & tired of what they are going through and just giving in to the addiction as a result of being tired of the fight. Apprehension and feelings of fear have kept many addicted people from actively seeking help.

Speaking with supportive professionals (as well as others in recovery) can provide hope that people really can recover, and regain their quality of life.

From year to year, there has been a continual rise in the United States in the prevalence of addictive disorders. Over the past 5 years in particular, opioid addiction has moved into the forefront of both media coverage and general public awareness.

Some professionals contend that addiction treatment resources have shrunk over the last 15 years as a result of cuts in state funding and third party insurance coverage. What the next few years holds remains a question at this point in time. While there is interest in expanding addiction treatment services across the country, government funding is limited due to the growing national deficit and inability of government leaders to revitalize the economy through appropriate business incentives.

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Cassava Recovery App For Mobile Phones

cassava-appA new mobile phone app for recovering people was released last month by Elements Behavioral Health based out of Long Beach, California. The app is called Cassava and it provides a number of nifty features such as a daily reflection, a support group meetings finder based on your location, and a personal sobriety tracker that measures one’s number of days drug free.

In addition to days sober, the app allows users to record in a personal journal format their moods, daily nutrition, and even sleep patterns. An important part of growth in recovery is following new disciplines and remaining aware of self-care needs. The Cassava app can function as a useful toot for recovering people aiming to feed their recovery on a daily basis.

Another potentially helpful feature of the app is the inclusion of “recovery tips”. These function as reminders and suggestions for ways to cope with relapse risks. Addicted people, particularly in the early phase of recovery, are more vulnerable to sudden urges to use and often need a means of redirecting their thinking in order to sidestep a build-up of thoughts that feed the urge to use. Reading recovery literature has always been a potentially useful action step that helps to short circuit urges and cravings.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple website. While it is designed for Apple iPhone 5.0 and above, I was able to install the app on version 4.0 and it worked well.

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Stepping Onto The Path of Recovery

the-pathAn important consideration in examining the disease of addiction is the recognition that “recovery” is an incremental process. Many people facing their addiction will experience brief setbacks, and some will struggle for years before they are able to remain on the path of positive change.

As a counselor, I have listened to many recovering individuals talk about their resistance to change. Addiction is a persistent disease of disruptive thinking and behavior highly subject to repetition. Addicts will repeat the same bad “choices” as a result of many factors. Scientific research has shown that habitual patterns of behavior are neurochemically driven deep within the brain. These patterns can be reinforced by one’s social connections, immediate environment, and underlying belief system.

With severe levels of addiction sustained over years, it can become difficult for people to shift their lifestyle, thinking, and decision-making toward a healthy, recovery-oriented mindset. In 12 Step recovery, there is the popular expression called “hitting bottom”. This expression is typically used to describe a specific time in which a person has lost so much, or suffered such a painful crisis, that their readiness for change finally emerges. This window of opportunity is often times short-lived. Hitting bottom will compel some people to finally take the right action – to seek help – to admit they have a problem. If this happens, then a decision to step onto the path of recovery may actually occur.

Active addition is often characterized by a short range view in which consequences are not thoroughly considered. Focusing on consequences interferes with the compulsive desire to use. And even then, a recognition of consequences to oneself and family is often not enough to change the decision to get high. With opiate addiction, the decision to use is overwhelmingly controlled by opiate withdrawal sickness. This never-ending physical sickness takes people away from recovery and keeps them trapped in a desperate existence centered around doing whatever is necessary to avoid being “dope sick”.

Fortunately, this dilemma can be addressed through medication-assisted treatments (methadone, suboxone, naltrexone). These do not replace the need for a recovery program, but they become an important part of one’s overall personal recovery program. Staying on the path of recovery is the next critical phase after stepping onto the path. Medication-assisted treatment greatly aids recovering addicts in staying on the proper path. Science has proven that those with the greatest chance of long-term, successful sobriety are those that remain in treatment and recovery. Said differently, a person’s chance of recovery success is statistically improved the longer they remain in treatment.

When a person no longer has to face the crippling weight of daily withdrawal sickness, they have a chance to re-approach their overall recovery and the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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Reducing Risk of IV-Related Infections

drug-safetyOne of the risks associated with the progression of opioid addiction is the increased probability of an addicted person moving to injectable heroin as a last resort in dealing with opioid withdrawal. In the early years of methadone’s adoption in treatment centers, it was used primarily to help heroin addicted individuals detox from heroin and eventually remain heroin free.

While heroin is definitely resurfacing, the opioid epidemic of recent years has primarily been about prescription opioids taken orally. Following this pattern of use, users eventually discover that crushing and snorting pills is a more efficient means of getting an opioid into their system. Injecting is typically the last step in this progression of the disease of addiction.

But with injection comes a variety of new risks and health problems such as skin abscesses, localized infection at the site of injection, as well as hepatitis C (a viral infection of the liver) and HIV infection acquired through needle sharing with infected persons. A recent story in the news highlighted a sudden increase in HIV infections in Scott County (Indiana) in conjunction with the rise of opioid addiction there and injectable drug use.

Indiana’s governor has temporarily approved the use of needle exchange programs to help reduce the risk of virus transmission resulting from the use of dirty needles. The story indicated that the number of documented HIV infections had risen month over month. The county is presently trying to locate over 100 people who may have been exposed to the HIV virus in connection with injecting opiates.

Methadone and other medication-assisted treatments have been conclusively proven to reduce heroin/opiate relapse and injection drug use. For many individuals trapped in a daily cycle of perpetual drug abuse, the risk of acquiring a deadly infection increases with every day that they are not in treatment receiving help.

Treatment leads to recovery, and recovery leads to dramatic lifestyle change. Many patients who choose methadone as a tool in their personal recovery never go back to injecting drugs. This obviously is a life saving choice.

Someone recently stated “If you’re dead, you can’t recovery.” This is a rather blunt way of expressing a profound and meaningful truth. Addiction does rob loved ones, friends, family, and neighbors of life, health, and happiness. Recovery has the ability to restore all of these. Let us keep our minds and hearts open about the value of medication-assisted treatment. It is making a real difference for numerous people around the world.

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