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.



Achieving Stability in the Recovery Process

Opioid addiction is one of the more challenging substance use disorders to confront and manage because of its physical dependency characteristics. Once the process of physical addiction has taken hold, avoiding daily withdrawal becomes a high hurdle.

Because of this daily dilemma, it becomes difficult to remain focused on other aspects of recovery. It’s the law of “first things first” that applies when tackling any problem. There is a natural order and sequence which must be followed when trying to solve a complex task. Opioid addiction recovery is no exception.

Obtaining relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms is a very important first step in addressing opioid addiction. This is why medication-assisted treatment is specifically identified as a medical best practice. Science and years of exhaustive research have proven (not just suggested) that treatment coupled with medication-assistance offers the greatest probability of long-term success when trying to overcome moderate to severe opioid addiction.

Fortunately, more people are becoming aware of the need for buprenorphine, methadone, and other medications that can play a vital role in stabilizing an opioid addicted individual at the onset of their personal recovery.

Historically, efforts to come off of opioids in a detox setting have been often unsuccessful because many detoxes used insufficient medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, patients would typically begin to get sick in 1-2 days with their withdrawal symptoms becoming intolerable. This can lead to patients abandoning the detox effort and a quick return to illicit opiates.

However, the tide is turning. As the American opioid crisis continues to impact families and U.S. society, many more physicians, lawmakers, and government representatives are gaining a quick education on the enormous value of medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is at the forefront of this new awareness as is buprenorphine-based products like Suboxone.

Appropriate medications used responsibly and under a doctor’s supervision provide stability, hope, and opportunity.

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Methadone Availability

Imagine trying to medically manage advanced diabetes with no insulin or grand mal seizures without anticonvulsant medication.

Modern medicine has raised our standard of living and sustained life in ways that people could not have imagined just 100 years ago.

In the cases cited above of diabetes and epilepsy, medication functions as a miracle intervention that saves the patient from suffering and death, and allows him or her to lead a full and productive life.

Science is clearly instructing us that addiction is a treatable illness which can at times be successfully managed with medication assistance, similar to the stabilizing role that insulin plays in the life of the diabetic patient.

A critical element of opioid addiction is the physical dependency which leads to debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. For many individuals, the persistence and severity of opioid withdrawal leads them to chronic failure in any effort to recover. With the assistance of methadone (or buprenorphine), many of these people will finally be able to cope with their illness by having their withdrawal symptoms alleviated.

The value of relief from opioid withdrawal is monumental. It is often the first major step toward being able to face one’s addiction. Medication assistance is good science, and it opens a door that was likely closed for many years. The value of having a new start is priceless. We only have one life. It is worth saving. Whether it’s diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, or addiction – specific medications can help a patient restore their quality of life.

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Right Path Treatment Centers

Right Path provide a variety of opioid, alcohol, and other drug addiction treatment services through their various outpatient programs located in Virginia and North Carolina.

The organization utilizes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders, and they provide confidential consultation to individuals who are trying to determine the best of course of treatment for dealing with their addiction issues. Right Path are equipped to now provide the new Probuphine implant that utilizes time-released buprenorphine to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms as individuals pursue a solid, long-term personal recovery.

Right Path endorse the benefits of 12 Step philosophy while also incorporating a strong medical component in their opioid recovery program due to the statistically high percentage of opioid addicted people who will ultimately relapse without medication-assisted support.

Read more about Right Path’s services and counseling approach at the link above.

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Access to Addiction Treatment

methadone31Many state-funded addiction treatment services have undergone gradual cuts during the last 15 years. With the rising opioid addiction crisis in America, better access to opioid treatment is definitely needed.

There are a number of private clinics and outpatient treatment centers opening their doors in most every state. These private clinics are meeting a need for services that are often absent in more remote areas of the country.

Some new opioid treatment providers are smaller, independent methadone clinics while others are part of a larger network such as those owned by Acadia Healthcare, Behavioral Health Group (BHG), or Colonial Management Group.

They all have one thing in common, and it is that they provide their patients with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is scientifically proven to be more effective than other forms of abstinence-based treatment.

Medication assistance typically utilizes methadone or buprenorphine-based products to alleviate a patient’s chronic opioid withdrawal. Without medication-assistance, patients often face either a detox admission or they struggle on in a daily effort to secure opiates so as to prevent the return of withdrawal sickness.

People ready for opioid treatment may find that their local methadone clinic is full, or that their nearest clinic is just too far away to access on a daily basis. For some patients, suboxone/buprenorphine may be the best solution since a prescription can be obtained for several weeks of medication before a return visit is required.

Access to treatment is currently on the radar of national healthcare officials and government legislators, many of whom have received numerous letters and calls from families requesting more funding for treatment, and better access. Media coverage has also been much improved during the past 3 years in part due to the widespread opioid crisis and its broad impact.

Supporting local opioid addiction treatment services is important for every community. It ultimately saves lives, reduces crime, and promotes recovery so that addicted patients can work and function.

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21st Century Cures Act

opioid-treatment-fundingThe U.S. House of Representatives just passed a sweeping reform, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that will infuse $1 billion in new funding earmarked for opioid treatment and prevention services.

It has taken several years of alarming statistics on the national opioid epidemic, but Congress has responded. This USA Today article provides an overview of the numbers. In addition to the $1 billion for opioid services will be another $4.8 billion for cutting-edge research around treating Alzheimers, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and other medical issues.

The bill received enormous bipartisan support and passed 392-to-26. In 2016, death by drug overdose surpassed death by car crashes and gun fatalities. The public outcry for government intervention has been steady. With so many families having been affected by addiction issues, the new funding allowance should open doors for opioid treatment particularly in rural areas where opioid services have been severely lacking.

Methadone remains the #1 medication-assisted treatment option. Buprenorphine medications are; however, making a big impact in the treatment field with a wide variety of buprenorphine-based formulations coming to market. In addition to the familiar suboxone film, are probuphine (a buprenorphine implant), subutex (an uncoated buprenorphine tablet), and bunavail.

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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