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

Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

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CVS Standing For Life and Safety

methadone-recovery-1It was announced late last month that CVS Drugstores intends to expand their provision of non-prescription naloxone into 12 additional U.S. States. Currently, they provide naloxone over-the-counter in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but will begin offering the life-saving medication in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Naloxone has gained attention in recent years due to its ability to reverse opioid overdoses. Over 44,000 people have died annually in the United States from drug overdose with a majority of those stemming from heroin or prescription pain medication. Naloxone has been successfully utilized in emergency rooms and on site in communities around the country reversing opioid overdose and saving thousands of lives.

It is critically important to recognize that people who have suffered with addiction are sometimes close to a lasting recovery. There is a popular expression used lately that is somewhat stark though true and thought-provoking. The expression goes “You can’t recover if you’re dead.” While this may sound off-putting to some, it reminds us that people stuck in years of painful addiction can, and do, change. We would much rather have naloxone readily available to save a life and to provide a son, daughter, or friend the opportunity to change direction.

An addicted individual could be much closer to choosing a life of recovery than we might imagine. This happens on a daily basis. How, and when, someone recovers from addiction is hard to predict. All we can do is to offer them an open door to a new and better life.

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Heroin Said To Be Back With A Vengeance

stop-opioid-addictionChuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has expressed serious concerns about the continuing opioid addiction problem in America and the pervasive spread of heroin addiction in particular.

A Fox News article highlighted Mr. Rosenberg’s discussion of how the USA represents only 5% of the world’s population – but consumes 95% of the world’s hydrocodone. His position is that rampant overprescribing of opioids has been occurring for years. As individuals become addicted to prescription medications and are then cut off from further prescription refills, many turn to the illegal purchase of street opiates.

“Street” opiates are sold at a premium – often more than people can afford. This leads to increased crime in order to support the expensive habit or turning to heroin since it is reported to only cost about 20% of hydrocodone on the black market.

The Fox article states that nearly 44,000 per year are dying from drug overdose and that half of those overdoses are from prescription medications. Casualty rates have almost doubled over the last few years.

Also in the news last week was an announcement from Hillary Clinton that if elected President she plans to dedicate billions to opioid treatment. There are other candidates as well, including governor Chris Christie, that have expressed a similar commitment to addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. The groundswell of concern regarding opioid addiction has gained momentum over the past 2 years and is now an audible siren capturing the attention of many governmental leaders. It has become a real health hazard that cannot be ignored any longer.

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Making A New Start

methadone-graphicA study by the government agency SAMHSA indicated there were approximately 254,000 patients receiving methadone for opioid addiction in 2006. In 2015, it is most likely that number is much higher given the prevalence of opioid addiction and the continued expansion of outpatient opioid treatment services in the United States. Today, there are considerably more methadone clinics and suboxone-approved physicians than there were a decade ago.

Making a new start with medication-assisted treatment is what hundreds of people across the country are deciding to do for themselves every week. Addiction is a progressive illness – one in which a person’s ability to choose is severely compromised. Medication-assisted treatment using either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) provides an important open door to a more responsible, quality life.

A majority of individuals suffering with opioid addiction (particularly when the illness spans years) have experienced dramatic brain changes which deepened their physiological dependency on opiates. This physical dependency is not easily removed. It is severe and persistent thus leading the person to do whatever is necessary to avoid being sick from opioid withdrawal.

Most long-term addicted individuals will tell you they rarely, if ever, get high from the illicit substances they use. They are simply trying to avoid being sick from debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. When a patient chooses to receive methadone or buprenorphine under the supervision of a doctor, they are making a decision to face their illness and to do something constructive about it.

As a family or friend, it is very helpful to gain an understanding of addiction and how medication-assisted treatment can be life changing for a person stuck in the cycle of opiate addiction.

Making a new start can be a bit frightening. Will methadone work for me? Will my loved ones condemn me? What about my job, or my legal situation? It becomes easy to put off making a decision when so many questions come into play.

It is important to remember that the road to recovery begins with just one step forward. That step will lead to another and another. This new start is always available. The message is one of hope and opportunity. Opiate addiction is a treatable illness. Medication-assistance can make a real difference.

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