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 (ASAP)
2600 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 994-7999
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

President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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New Hampshire Addiction Crisis

womens-recoveryNBC News recently reported on the heroin crisis that New Hampshire residents have witnessed. Unprecedented numbers of people from all age groups are struggling with opioid addiction. Many are now deceased with estimates putting the number at nearly 400 who died from a fatal overdose just last year.

New Hampshire is reported to have no state-funded methadone programs to assist those experiencing severe heroin and other opioid addiction. There are several private clinics, but those are currently full with waiting lists for individuals who hope to one day be admitted.

Diane St. Onge, director of the Manchester Comprehensive Treatment Center, is quoted as saying “We need more treatment options. People’s lives are at stake.” Her clinic is presently operating at capacity with 540 patients according to the NBC article. Scores of untreated addicted adults are seeking treatment. When clinics are at capacity, they are forced to place prospective patients on a waiting list.

It is estimated that a significant number of the overdoses are related to heroin and other opiates being mixed with fentanyl and other substances. This makes the potency of the drugs being used almost impossible to predict thus greatly increasing the chance of accidental overdose.

Detox or medication-assisted treatment are the primary modes of intervention for those with opioid addiction. While there has been a substantial increase nationwide in the number of clinics dedicated to treating opioid addiction, there remain numerous areas throughout the country where methadone and suboxone support services are not yet readily available.

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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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