Atlanta Methadone Treatment

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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
Asaf Aleem, M.D. Peachford Behavioral Health Systems
2150 Peachford Road, Suite H
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 454-1252
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
Mukta Chandora, M.D. 5448 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
(404) 550-8012
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


Recovery From Heroin Addiction Helps Parenting

methadone-clinic-7When a parent enters treatment for opioid addiction and begins methadone dosing, hopefully that person embraces the recovery process and the resumption of certain responsibilities that may have been neglected during addiction.

Many parents in addiction live with a sense of regret and shame over not always being there for their children. Opiate addiction is particularly brutal and can derail a person’s priorities for extended periods of time. Families can suffer, and their bonds strained to the limit for years because of drug addiction.

When a parent begins to find true recovery and is able to take an honest look at their life, they recognize how their mistakes affected others – most often their families and particularly their children.

Effective parenting requires a notable combination of talents & abilities – obviously love mixed with patience, availability, consistency, and attention. These qualities suffer and are diminished for a majority of addicted parents when drugs are in control. As the years roll … Read more

Opiate Abuse Epidemic Addressed by Massachusetts Governor

massachusettsThe State of Massachusetts is experiencing dramatic levels of opioid abuse and their Governor, Deval Patrick, is sharply focused on addressing the problem. A compelling Boston Globe article has highlighted the growing problem with heroin and other opiates across the state noting that 185 people died of heron overdose between November 2013 and February 2014.

Also mentioned in the article was the state’s plan to increase funding for drug treatment by $20 million and to prohibit the sale of Zohydro, a highly potent prescription painkiller that has drawn much attention and criticism due to its ability to potentially worsen the opioid epidemic in America.

Governor Patrick has declared the opioid abuse problem a public health emergency and is taking active measures to increase the availability of naloxone to Massachusetts public workers so that they can intervene to save the lives of those experiencing an opiate overdose. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid overdose within … Read more

Doctors and Prescriptions For Pain Medication

oxycodone-prescriptionReceiving increased attention across the country are concerns about prescription pain medication and to what extent prescribers are using caution and due diligence in administering them.

In addition to opioid addiction treatment centers that often employ methadone, pain management clinics also utilize methadone as well as other beneficial but potentially addictive opioid medications such as hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. Often, in addition to painkiller prescriptions, pain management physicians will prescribe powerful benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin to manage patients’ stress and anxiety symptoms.

The potential problems which can emerge from these medication combinations is fairly extensive. First, uninformed patients can develop a rapid physical dependency on pain meds if not properly educated. Patients also run the risk of accidental overdose when combining powerful drugs like methadone, oxycodone, and xanax. There is a serious risk to the community when a physician overprescribes because powerful pain medications and benzodiazepines have a premium “street value”, and are often diverted and sold to naive, … Read more

When Emotional Pain Fuels Relapse

grief-and-lossPeople in recovery from addiction face very substantial stresses. The stress of trying to cope with cravings & urges, the stress of facing life and trying to resolve problems, and the common pressure of trying to make ends meet when finances are not in good shape.

While many addicted individuals find that they are more resilient than perhaps they ever believed, loss can sometimes be a particularly crippling experience. People from all walks of life suffer and struggle with losses – divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, income, security, or health.

A recent New York Times article briefly profiled a young woman released from prison who was trying to stay clean from heroin. She really missed her child who had been removed from her custody. While she loved her baby, she also recognized she was not yet ready to resume the pressures and responsibilities of parenting until she got herself on more solid, sober … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction Among Affluent Women

women-in-addictionAn interesting post was made on the DrugFree.org website related to a recent survey which found that the primary drug of abuse among “affluent” addicted women was prescription opioids or heroin.

The definition of affluent included those whose annual family income exceeded $100,000. Of those who entered treatment for their addiction, 61% of them identified prescription opioids as their predominant addiction problem. 

The survey found that 70% of those who developed an addiction reported that their initial use was related to a prescription of legal medications for the treatment of pain or emotional problems.

The opioid epidemic has shown how universal addiction problems actually are by transcending all types of assumed barriers and biases. Opioid addiction is a very clear brain disease and poses risk, even in prescribed legitimate uses, to those individuals with no prior addiction-related problems or high risk behaviors.

For individuals receiving prescription pain medication, it is imperative that they have a thoughtful and candid discussion with … Read more

Zohydro Pain Medication Causes Alarm

zohydro-opiate-medicationZohydro ER (extended release) is a new opioid-based pain medication just recently approved by the FDA and scheduled to be released for use in March of 2014. More than 40 healthcare organizations, advocacy groups, and physicians have come forward in a desperate appeal to the FDA to revoke the approval of Zohydro ER.

The medication is touted to be many times more potent than standard dosage hydrocodone, and the mounting fear is that Zohydro could lead to immediate abuse and overdose deaths across the country. This concern is in part stemming from the recent explosion in heroin use in the United States and the steady increase in opioid overdose fatalities that has emerged in the last five years.

One characteristic of Zohydro that presents increased risk is that it can be easily crushed and then snorted or injected. The medication was designed specifically for special pain management scenarios in which standard pain management interventions are not effective.

The manufacturers of … Read more