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Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center

Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center
11445 Reiger Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: (225) 361-2933
Website: batonrougectc.com

Acadia HealthcareTreatment Types
Methadone & Suboxone
Maintenance

Facility Type
Outpatient serving Adults

Our leading medication assisted treatment program is for those individuals who are aged 18 and older and can benefit from the proven effective medications and therapeutic interventions that have aided thousands of individuals in recovering from opioid addictions. We pair the appropriate medication and necessary therapeutic options to each patient so that he or she can have all of his or her treatment needs met while at our center. To gain more information about the medications and therapies that we utilize, or to talk with an admissions counselor, please contact us today. At Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center, we can help you establish the happy and healthy life you deserve.

 

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Baton Rouge offers its residents an ample selection of doctors approved to write prescriptions for buprenorphine to treat opiate addiction and opiate withdrawal. Baton Rouge doctors authorized to write prescriptions for suboxone have received training in the safe use of buprenorphine. If you are a local doctor treating Baton Rouge residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your treatment services will be found by prospective patients searching our website for quality suboxone services. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has emerged as an excellent therapeutic option for opioid addicted individuals. Methadone.US is striving to educate the general public on the variety of opioid replacement therapy options available in their area.



Baton Rouge Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center 11445 Reiger Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 361-2933
Rochelle Head-Dunham, M.D. New Orleans Center for Addictive Disorde
1201 Capital Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 342-4760
Carolyn N. Gibson, M.D. 606 Colonial Drive, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 927-6368
Lance Everett Bullock, M.D. 4040 NORTH BOULEVARD
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 387-0851
Arnold E. Feldman, M.D. 505 E. Airport Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 201-0950
S. Rao Chalasani, M.D. 5425 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 767-3278
Gopinath Kongara, M.D. 5625 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 767-3710
Zahid Imran, M.D. 5329 Dijon Drive
Suite 107
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 761-5070
Ashwin B. Sura, M.D. 5425 Brittany Drive
Unit A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 767-0460
Elenita Santos Mata, M.D. 11445 Rieger Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 932-9867
Larry Wedell Warner, Jr., M.D. New Beginning Therapy, LLC
7902 Wrenwood Boulevard, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 456-2890
Johnny Lee Simpson, M.D. 7968 Essen Park Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 761-3454
Susan Frances Julius, M.D. 5215 Essen Lane
Suite 8
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 767-4774
Walter Ellis, M.D. 4545 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 766-2311
Jennifer Sue Gilkes, M.D. 8680 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Suite D
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 767-3200
Philip Louis Cenac, Jr., M.D. 19144 Pinnacle Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 571-2914
David Charles Greeson, M.D. 8680 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Suite D
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 767-3200
Howard Eugene Gidden, M.D. 3907 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 296-5125
Donald A. Dreyer, M.D. 8676 Goodwood Boulevard
Suite 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 924-6115


Opioid Use Disorder A Modern Reality

Opioid Use Disorder is the newer clinical terminology (from the DSM5) used to describe the full range of opioid problems ranging from mild opioid-related use issues to severe opioid addiction.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were 72,287 deaths from overdose in the United States. That is certainly an alarming statistic. Of that number, 49,060 of those deaths were from opioids specifically – just in 2017. By contrast, there were 58,200 U.S. fatalities that resulted from the entire Vietnam war.

The good news is that government funding for opioid treatment is finally entering the stream on a local level. Increasing numbers of methadone clinics and physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine are moving into America’s more rural areas, ones that have historically been severely underserved.

As treatment for Opioid Use Disorder becomes more readily available, people struggling under the constant pressure of addiction will have an opportunity to apply the brake, and to veer onto a new path of stability and recovery. That being said, it is estimated that presently only 1 person of 10 with an opioid use disorder has sought treatment. For many opioid addicted people, treatment made the difference between life and death.

Choose a new path is more than words for those that have truly done so. Addiction is a highly persistent disease, but change is possible. Commitment and action are the necessary ingredients in opening the door to a new life. Opioid Use Disorder, in particular, is successfully treated with medication assistance. Science, research, and life experience have fortunately reinforced this fact with perfect clarity. Please find a local treatment provider today!

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ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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Billions To Be Allocated In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

The national budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes a request for $13 billion in funding for opioid treatment and related services. This linked Newsweek article states that $3 billion would be allocated in 2018 and another $10 billion in 2019.

Many opioid treatment programs across the country are currently able to add patient slots when additional funding is made available. The opioid crisis has flooded many clinics that are already at maximum census due to limited State and Medicaid funding.

A number of private pay clinics have opened in recent years as the need for medication-assisted treatment increased. If a substantial allocation of government funds becomes available, opioid treatment services will finally come into sharp national focus as scores of people finally obtain the help they need to stabilize and to recover.

In treating opioid addiction, research has shown that traditional abstinence-based programs which do not utilize medication assistance have a failure rate of 90%. Medication-assistance is a critical factor in helping opioid addicted people move into sustained recovery. The proposed $13 billion earmarked for opioid treatment services can make a huge difference all across the U.S. Methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) coupled with counseling and drug testing comprise the gold standard of care in treating opioid addiction.

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