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Atlanta and its surrounding cities have numerous methadone treatment programs for opioid dependent individuals. These opioid treatment programs provide methadone and/or suboxone to assist clients in achieving long term recovery and eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms. Opioid replacement therapy has a long track record of success in helping people regain a quality of life and become more productive. Located below are additional links to information on methadone program effectiveness, physiological contributors to opioid addiction, and medication-assisted treatments.


Atlanta Methadone Clinics
Southside Medical Center 2685 Metropolitan Parkway, Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 627-1385×7056
New Day Treatment Center 2563 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 699-7774
Alliance Recovery Center 209 Swanton Way, Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-7669
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 321-6111×6900

 

Atlanta Buprenorphine Treatment
Sreedevi Vayalapalli, M.D. Addiction Psychiatry Fellow, PGY-V
Atlanta VAMC 1670 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30033
(913) 681-6759
Tommie Mack Richardson, M.D. 157 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 526-4599
Theodore Williams Smith, M.D. 100 Edgewood Avenue, NE
Suite 1228
Atlanta, GA 30303
(770) 319-1595
Joseph F. Griffin III, M.D. 3131 East Shadowlawn
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 303-7233
Alfred A. Messer, M.D. 3332 Valley Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-0468
Howard Sanford Yager, M.D. 3109 East Shadowlawn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 261-1165
Jane T. St. Clair, M .D. 131 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 607-9737
Sanjay M. Sharma, M.D. 341 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 616-9710
Neil E. Whicker, M.D. 341 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 616-5578
Dave Msalister Davis, M .D. Piedmonf Psychiatric Clinic
1938 Peachtree Street Unit 505
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-2914
Ross F. Grumet, M.D. 1718 Peachtree Road
Suite 1080
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 685-9414
Timothy Ames Young, M.D. 2563 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 699-7774
Tom Sperring Mebane III, M.D. 2563 Martin Luther King, Jr, Drive
Atlanta, GA 30311
(770) 639-4141
Michael S. Conley, M.D. 285 Boulevard NE
Suite 315
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 681-4100
David Michael Williams, M.D. Southside Medical Center
1046 Ridge Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 688-1350
Barbara McMillan-Persaud, M.D. 1046 Ridge Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 688-1350
Bereaval S. Webb, M.D. 889 Venetta Place NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 388-2757
Charles L. Whitfield, M.D. 3462 Hallcrest Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 843-3585 9a-6p
Emile D. Risby, M.D. 1365 Clifton Road NE
Suite B-6100
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 778-5526
Julius B. Oderende, M.D. 1009 Ferncliff Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 289-2500
Shailesh Manubhai Patel, M.D. 2215 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
(717) 350-8861
Richard Waldman, M.D. 30-A Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 841-0641
Alfred Benjamin Eubanks, M.D. 2751 Buford Highway
Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 325-0100
David Suholet, M.D. 22 – B Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 325-0100
James R Granger III 3280 Howell Mill Road
Suite 304
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 941-2690
Timothy Ames Young, M.D. 3193 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 351-5262
Jose Manuel Patino, M.D. 3193 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 352-1223
Kamal Kabakibou, M.D. 3193 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 603-9090
Kevin James Sheahan, M .D. 1140 Hammond Drive
Suite D, 4190
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 558-8501
David J. Rosenfeld, M.D. Atlanta Pain Center
6255 Barfield Road, Suite 155
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 257-1101
Pamela Raj, M.D. 275 Carpenter Drive
Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 252-4673
Reed Michael Pitre, M.D. Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health
20 Glenlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 677-7370
Eric M. Chavez, M.D. Skyland Trail
1961 North Druid Hills Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 686-5976
Stephen A. Kagan, M.D. Absolute Care Inc
2484 Briarcliff Road, Suite 24
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 231-4431
Patricia Lee Benton, M.D. 550 Fairburn Road
Suite A-5
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 691-4822
James Rogan, M.D. 3695 Cascade Road
Suite W
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 505-7707
Milton E. White, M.D. Atlanta Better Health P.C.
505 Fairburn Road, SW, Suite 207
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 699-5342
Michael Roy Vaughn, M.D. 2150 Peachford Road
Suite R
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 455-0261
Bryon Kirkland Evans, M.D. 2150 Peachford Road
Suite V
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 234-0981
Jeffrey L. Winston, M.D. 2150 Peachford Road
Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 457-7994
Gandni Shailesh, M.D. 1720 Old Springhouse Road
Suite 305
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 277-7195
Olugbemiga Osoba, M.D. Peachford Hospital
2151 Peachford Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 455-3200
Michael Allen Haberman, M.D. 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
Suite 360
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 551-2772
Darvin Lee Hege, M.D. 2150-P Peachford Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 458-0007
Seth A. Pope, M.D., P.C. 2150 Peachford Road
Suite Q
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 455-1277
Eamon Dutta, M.D. 2150 Peachford Road
Suite R
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 455-0261
Richard LaPlante, M.D. 2151 Peachford Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 455-3200
Nancy Jean Strauch, M.D. 3975 Roswell Road North East
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 835-1555
Michael Clark Hilton, M.D. 3975 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 352-4001
Todd Wilk Estroff, M.D. 627 Old Ivy Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 816-5815
Navjyot Singh Bedi, M.D. Talbott Recovery Campus
5448 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
(678) 251-3141
Paul H. Earley, M.D. 5448 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
(678) 251-3327
Michael Lee Fishman, M.D. 5448 Yorktowne Drive
Suite 127
Atlanta, GA 30349
(678) 251-3168
Tangu Inc 159 Forsyth Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-4599
(866) 523-4599
Hotline:
(404) 597-4434
Southside Medical Center
Substance Abuse Unit
1039 Ridge Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 564-6800
Intake:
(404) 564-6800
Northside Hospital Substance Abuse Ctr
Northside Recovery Center
1140 Hammond Drive
Suite J-1075
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 851-8960
Hotline:
(800) 715-4225
Peachford Behavioral Health Systems 2151 Peachford Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 455-3200
Talbott Recovery Campus 5448 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
(800) 445-4232
(678) 251-3211

Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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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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