Arkansas Methadone Clinics



Arkansas Methadone Clinics
CATAR of Hot Springs 1 Mercy Lane Hot Springs (501) 463-9565
Northeast Arkansas Treatment Services, LLC 912 Osler, Suite B Jonesboro (870) 336-0549
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic 4301 West Markham St., Slot #835 Little Rock (501) 526-8400
CATAR Clinic 4260 Stockton Drive North Little Rock (501) 664-7833
Springdale Treatment Center 1353 East Henri De Tonti Blvd. Springdale (479) 306-4480
Arkansas Treatment Services, PA 408 Hazel Street Texarkana (870) 774-0421
 

Arkansas 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.



Comprehensive Opioid Treatment at Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) currently provides 54 top flight opioid addiction treatment centers in the United States. The company specializes in medication-assisted treatment using methadone, buprenorphine, and buprenorphine/naloxone.

BHG takes a patient-centered approach to treating addictive disorders offering counseling as a fundamental component of the overall treatment model. Because of this individualized treatment approach, 97% of patients surveyed indicate they would recommend BHG Recovery to a friend or family member suffering from opioid addiction.

Additionally, 99% of patients report that their mental health and quality of life improved since their BHG admission. 60% of unemployed patients were able to obtain employment after one year of treatment.

Hope, Respect, and Caring are tenets of BHG’s treatment program, and their staff strive to provide this from the moment a patient first walks in to receive help. All of BHG’s treatment centers provide care in an outpatient setting.

In 2019, BHG Recovery added (6) additional U.S. clinics to the Methadone.US national directory list …

1. Franklin, VA – BHG Franklin Treatment Center
2. Chesapeake, VA – BHG Chesapeake South Treatment Center
3. Glen Allen, VA – BHG Glen Allen Treatment Center
4. Mobile, AL – BHG Mobile Treatment Center
5. Cullman, AL – BHG Cullman Treatment Center
6. Washington, DC – BHG Washington DC Treatment Center

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Acadia Healthcare Experts in Opioid Addiction Treatment

Acadia Healthcare is a leading provider of addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare services in the USA, the UK, and Puerto Rico. Worldwide, they operate a network of 593 facilities with 18,100 beds in 40 U.S. States. Of these locations, Acadia offer medication-assisted opioid treatment in 127 of their facilities.

In 2019, Acadia added 11 additional U.S. clinics to the Methadone.US national directory list …

1. Aberdeen, WA – Grays Harbor Treatment Solutions
2. Escondido, CA – Mission Treatment Services of Escondido
3. Henderson, NV – Mission Treatment Center of Henderson
4. Las Vegas, NV – Mission Treatment Center of Las Vegas
5. Mansfield, OH – Mansfield Comprehensive Treatment Center
6. Oceanside, CA – Mission Treatment Services of Oceanside
7. Oklahoma City, OK – Mission Treatment Center of Hefner
8. Oklahoma City, OK – Mission Treatment Center of Oklahoma City
9. San Diego, CA – Mission Treatment Services of Clairemont Mesa
10. Scottsdale, AZ – Mission Treatment Center of Scottsdale
11. Tulsa, OK – Mission Treatment Center of Oklahoma City

While Acadia are experts in the treatment of opioid misuse disorders, they treat a wide variety of addiction-related problems utilizing traditional outpatient programs up to inpatient detoxification and residential treatment. You can view Acadia’s Levels of Care descriptions to gain a better view of the breadth of their substance abuse services.

Here is a complete listing of Acadia opioid treatment clinics.

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Subutex and Methadone in Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Recovery from opioid addiction initially centers around physical stabilization: specifically the management of opioid withdrawal. This is an essential step for the vast majority of opioid addicted people seeking help. Research has shown a 90% failure rate for opioid treatment programs that do not offer medication assistance.

Methadone was the original medication FDA-approved for treating opioid addiction although Subutex has been recently introduced into opioid treatment programs around the country as a viable alternative. Subutex is effective especially for milder levels of opioid dependency.

Subutex is a brand name version of buprenorphine, the partial opioid agonist that reduces withdrawal symptom sickness. Most patients are familiar with “Suboxone” which is a popular buprenorphine-based film that is dissolved under the tongue and is taken once per day. It differs from Subutex in that it contains naloxone so that it cannot be easily abused intravenously.

A number of methadone clinics began offering subutex in the past few years in an effort to expand treatment options for patients. Because subutex can be abused, it is typically administered daily in the clinic by a nurse where it can be supervised.

If you are considering entering a treatment program for opioid misuse, you may want to ask about the variety of medications utilized by the clinic or physician. Some patients have successfully transitioned from methadone to subutex while others enter the program starting with subutex. This is a decision best made in conjunction with your treating doctor who can formulate a treatment plan based on your history of opioid use.

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Opioid Treatment Program Rules

Methadone programs and doctors who prescribe buprenorphine serve a very important function in helping the country cope with the opioid crisis. They are also a life-saving link for patients who have suffered for years with an overwhelming addiction.

Operating a methadone clinic or buprenorphine/suboxone practice is typically a complex endeavor. Clinics that offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) must comply with a myriad of mandates and policy requirements from the DEA, the local State Methadone Authority, accreditation organizations like CARF and JCAH, SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration}, and 3rd party payers who help fund treatment services.

Patients understand that a well-run treatment clinic offers many benefits. Quality services are only delivered when there is an organizational commitment to helping people while also being able to meet all of the operational requirements such as timely documentation of services (paperwork) and appropriate support of staff & counselors,

Sometimes patients will complain about “so many clinic rules” although many patients appreciate their clinic’s dedication to professionalism and its ability to meet the standards of good quality care. Within most treatment facilities are several key staff who oversee its daily operation and the provision of services. These are the Clinical Director, the Medical Director or primary prescribing physician, the Nurse Supervisor, and possibly clinical staff Team Leaders who do the work of coordinating the clinics many daily activities.

While the list of clinic rules can seem long, there is nearly always an important underlying reason for that rule to exist. Most methadone clinics distribute a Handbook for clients that outlines their rights as an opioid treatment patient as well as guidelines for obtaining dosage adjustments and progressing successfully through treatment.

Opioid treatment, and medication-assistance in particular, must be carefully monitored. This is to insure patient safety and to minimize the risk of medication errors. Please support your local methadone or suboxone clinic with words of encouragement and positive feedback when it is earned. Conversely, it is important to speak up as well if serious problems are occurring. Always make an effort to communicate first with the clinic’s clinical and administrative staff if experiencing a problem. If an honest effort to resolve an issue in this manner is not productive, then contacting one’s local State Methadone Authority is sometimes a logical next step for addressing an important concern.

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Ohio Town Hall on Opioid Addiction

Several organizations in Ohio recently hosted a town hall discussion on the opioid crisis still occurring there and across the country. News commentator, Eric Bolling, was a moderator of the event which was held at Cedarville University.

Eric and his wife, Adrienne, lost their 19 year old son in 2017 due to an accidental overdose with the powerful opioid, fentanyl.

This town hall discussion was designed to continue raising public awareness on the danger of opioid misuse and the continuing need for treatment and recovery support services to help families deal with this perpetual problem.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that there were 70,237 drug overdoses in 2017 with 47,600 involving opioids specifically. The article linked above states that the state of Ohio ranked 2nd in overdose deaths only behind West Virginia.

There is promising news in that more Americans are now being educated on opioid risks, and consequently are taking better precautions as well as actively accessing methadone & suboxone programs offering helpful medication-assistance and behavioral counseling. Saving lives and offering recovery are messages that are being heard.

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Arkansas Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Kristi Marie Kindrick, M.D. 10301 Mayo Drive
Barling, AR 72923
(479) 494-5700
Dewey R. McAfee, D.O. 710-A Dewitt Henry Drive
Beebe, AR 72012
(501) 882-5433
David Arthur Diffine, M.D. 1100 Medical Drive
Suite C
Blytheville, AR 72315
(870) 740-4774
Marion M. Stowers, M.D. 1100 East Poplar, Outpatient Specialty
Clinic
Clarksville, AR 72830
(479) 214-2482
Cathy Luo, M.D. 350 East Millsap Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 587-8753
Thomas W. Atkinson, M.D. 1792 East Joyce, Suite 3
P.O. Box 9690
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 582-5905
Sudhir Kumar, M.D. 1801 Lindauer Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
(870) 633-5016
Mohammed S. Ur Rehman, M.D. 8909 Lakeside Way
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 471-4600
Juan Martin Hughes, M.D. 1301 South Waldron Road
Suite B
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 595-2437
Kalyan Chowdary Akkineni, M.D. 5808 Callaway Lane
Fort Smith, AR 72916
(479) 471-4600
James Merlin Hawk, M.D. 303 West Newman Street
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 741-4295
Eugene M. Shelby, M.D. 137 Circle Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71901
(501) 623-2606
Sharron Marie Mason, M.D. Mason Medical Clinic
320 Ouachita Avenue, Suite 310C, Box 24
Hot Springs, AR 71910
(501) 463-9079
Sharron Marie Mason, M.D. 320 Ouachita Avenue
Suite 310C, Box 24
Hot Springs, AR 71910
(501) 463-9079
Gary Norton Meek, M.D. 812 Mountain Pine Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 767-4456
William Leonard Mizell, D.O. Quapaw House Inc.
812 Mountain Pine Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 701-3404
Michael Watson Verser, M.D. 812 Mount Pine Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 767-4456
John Scott Erwin, M.D. Hamilton West Family Medicine
1629 Airport Road, SuiteB
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 767-6605
Kevin Hale, M.D. 1629 Airport Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 767-0051
Sheila E. Hellman, M.D. 260 Southwest Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 930-9355
Daniel Bruce Bennett, M.D. 1811 Executive Square
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 932-6883
James M. Robinette, M.D. 801 Osler Drive
Suite A
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 932-2423
Cindy Ellzey Rossetti, M.D. 1811 Executive Square
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 932-6883
Gregory Stephen Kaczenski, M.D. 801 Scott Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 221-7238
Richard Phillip Doncer, M.D. 1401 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 664-7833
Miguel A. Casillas, M.D. 1401 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 664-7833
Jeanne Ann Murphy, M.D. 500 South University Avenue
Suite 717
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 372-7246
Joseph Benjamin Guise, M.D. 4301 West Markham Street
Slot 589
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-9630
Leslie G. Smith, M.D. 2801 Lee Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 660-6644
Steven Blevins, M.D. 4301 West Markham
Slot 568
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-5900
Michael J. Mancino, M.D. 4301 West Markham Street
UAMS Department of Psychiatry, # 848
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 526-8400
Christopher Scott Cargile, M.D. 4301 West Markham
Slot 568
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-5900
Mohit Chopra, M.D. University of Arkansas for Med. Science
4301 West Markham Street, Unit 825
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-5900
Mike C. Umerah, M.D. 500 South University Avenue
Suite 705
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 664-2991
Lara Fleming Huffman, M.D. 4400 Shuffield Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-9300
Anne Rowland Trussell, M.D. 9501 Baptist Health Drive
Suite 940
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 228-6122
Samuel Tyler Bayles, M.D. LifeStrategies
5918 Lee Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 663-2199
Samuel Tyler Bayles, M.D. 2801 Lee Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 660-6644
Robert Bernard Reichard, M.D. 500 South University Avenue
Suite 305
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 372-7246
Zachary Neil Stowe, M.D. 4301 West Markham Street, Unit #843
Psychiatric Research Institute
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
(501) 526-8201
Bradley Canada Diner, M.D. 4 Executive Center Court
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 448-0060
Jeremy Ryan Thompson, M.D. P.O. Box 242615
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 291-2324
Kristy Stepps King, M.D. 500 South University Avenue
Suite 305
Little Rock, AR 75503
(501) 372-7246
Ira Douglas Chatman, M.D. Interventional Pain Management
17 Medical Plaza
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 425-6235
John Louis Gustavus, M.D. 7418 North Hills Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 833-0177
Meraj N. Siddiqui, M.D. 2920 East Moore Street
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 279-1279
Terry Mac Brown, D.O. 2900 Hawkins Drive
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 278-2800
Mike C. Umerah, M.D. 1109 South Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 305-4881
James M. Merritt, M.D. 1109 South Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 305-4881
Donnie Joe Holden, M.D. 801 Carlton
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 750-1151
Keith Martin Berner, M.D. 601 West Maple
Suite 403
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 750-2742
Martha A. Morrison, M.D. 601 West Maple
Suite 403
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 750-2742
James Bernard Weedman, M.D. 1600 Arkansas Boulevard
Suite 100
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 779-1185
Robert C. Strayhan, M.D. Vista Health Services
801 Arkansas Boulevard
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 772-5028