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Birmingham offers its residents an ample selection of doctors approved to write prescriptions for buprenorphine to treat opiate addiction and opiate withdrawal. Buprenorphine is the primary ingredient in suboxone which alleviates opioid withdrawal symptoms like diarrhea, chills, nausea, and vomiting. Birmingham doctors authorized to write prescriptions for suboxone have received training in the safe use of buprenorphine. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has attained a positive reputation in the addiction and healthcare community due to its favorable safety profile and effectiveness in eliminating opioid withdrawal sickness.

If you are a local physician treating Birmingham area 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.



Birmingham Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Patience Hodges Claybon, M.D. 1716 14th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 933-6151
Bonnie Hopper Armour, M.D. 1900 20th Avenue South
Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 933-4520
Karen Elizabeth Avery, M.D. 120 Oxmoor Boulevard
Suite 170
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 877-8585
Lyman W. Fritz, M.D. 3401 Independence Drive
Suite 241
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 877-8585
Norman Dee Huggins, M.D. UABMC 401 Beacon Pwky West
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 917-3786
Daniel Kirk McDonald, M.D. 430 Green Springs Highway
Suite 21
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 290-0021
Edward C. Whittington, M.D. 120 Oxmoor Boulevard
Suite 170
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 877-8585
Thomas George Harrell, M.D. 3401 Independence Drive, Suite 241
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 877-8585
Stephanie Marie Hightower, M.D. 3401 Independence Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 877-8585
Robert Carlson, M.D. 430 Green Springs Highway
Suite 21
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 290-0021
William J. Lupinacci, M.D. 880 Montclair Road
Suite 570
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 591-7246
Lindy Ellyson Harrell, M.D. 1160 Huffman Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 815-5000
Stephanie Marie Hightower, M.D. 1160 Huffman Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 815-5000
Timothy Alwyn Gooden, M.D. 1160 Huffman Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 815-5000
James E. Wise, M.D. 1160 Huffman Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 815-5000
Duane W. King, M.D. 1160 Huffman Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 815-5000
James G. Sullivan, M.D. 1160 Huffman Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 815-5000
Howard M. Strickler, M.D. 1160 Huffman Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 815-5000
James Davis Blake 1575 Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 979-3381
Nadeem Akhtar, M.D. 2816 Columbiana Road
Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 978-8070
Van R. Wadlington, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
MedplexMD
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 731-9090
Jack W. Murbach, M.D. 16 Office Park Circle
Suite 13
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 871-7166
Drake Brendan Williams, M.D. 3333 South Brookwood Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
(251) 654-1348
Mohammad Aminul Islam, M.D. 840 Mountain Branch Drive
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 996-5086
David Palma, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Michael Robert Jurkowich, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Ehsan Abdeshahian 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Ronald Moon, Jr., D.O. 820 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 327-5030
Chenyin Yang, M.D. 700 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 933-8101
Matthew Patrick Bennett, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
E. Matt Brunson, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Phillip Arthur Triantos, M.D. 2124 4th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Adnan A. Qureshi, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
John Dorish Curtis, Jr. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Ruth Darr Snow, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Antonio Reeves Rozier, M.D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Seth Wilson Poole, M .D. 2124 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 731-9090
Tom Welch, M.D. 1101 East Park Drive
Birmingham, AL 35235
(205) 836-3345
Seth Wilson Poole, M .D. 5510 Highway 280
Suite 117
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 991-3200
Victor Estrada Mendoza, M.D. 5130 Cyrus Circle
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 981-0414
William Boyd Nickell, M.D. 5510 Highway 280
Suite 117
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 991-3200
Daniel Kirk McDonald, M.D. 5510 Highway 280
Suite 117
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 991-3200
Stephen M. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H. 3500 Blue Lake Drive
Suite 260
Birmingham, AL 35243-1903
(205) 968-6552
Erin Emmanuel Hanover, M.D. 200 Chase Park South
Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 987-0724
Elizabeth Campbell Korcz, M.D. 3421 South Shadescresr Road
Suite 111
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 733-6676
Rebecca Worrell Jones, M.D. 200 Chase Park South
Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 987-0724
Alicia H. Austin, M.D. Psychiatry South
200 Chase Park South, Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 987-0724
Emily H. Lazenby, M.D. Psychiatry South
200 Chase Park South, Suite 102
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 987-0724
Peter Sherwood Lane, M.D. C-441, Center for Psychiatric Medicine
1713 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 975-7931
Rusheng Zhang, M.D. 1713 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 996-9199
Jill Kathleen Billions, M.D. CPM 428 C
1540 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 975-7696
Li Li, M.D. 1720 University Boulevard
Efh 367
Birmingham, AL 35296
(205) 566-6831


Treating Opioid Addiction

The science of treating opioid addiction has become increasingly popular in both medical circles and in the addiction treatment community.

For decades, medical professionals and even popular recovery organizations did not quite understand how giving an opioid addict a replacement medication could actually facilitate recovery.

Part of the dilemma was that those who defined “recovery” did so using an old school philosophical approach originally crafted for alcoholism. But science has taught us that not all addictions are exactly the same. While there are certainly commonalities between the various substance use disorders, there are very important distinctions and differences which affect the recovery process.

You cannot prescribe a medication that is effective with depression, and expect that same medication to resolve schizophrenia or an anxiety disorder. While they are all mental health disorders that can debilitate a patient, there are critical differences between these disorders and in the overall treatment plan for addressing each one.

Similarly with addiction, science is teaching us that a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery is detrimental and often unproductive.

With opioid addiction in particular, the disease progression is quite unlike most other addictive illnesses. While the medical profession has evolved that understanding, the recovery community and general society has at times struggled to comprehend the necessity of medication-assisted treatment for the opioid addicted.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s, Nurses, and Counselors all play a part in educating patients, their families, the community, and government on the key role that medication plays in the successful management of an opioid use disorder. Methadone, subutex, suboxone, vivitrol, and other medication choices make the difference between recovery success and repeated recovery failures.

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Overdose Fatalities Beginning to Decrease

Various news outlets are reporting new statistics which indicate deaths from opioid overdose are beginning to go down.

The Associated Press reports that for the first time in a decade overdoses among New York residents (outside of NYC) have declined 15.9%. Government officials are quoted as saying that about 80% of the overdose deaths were attributable to heroin or fentanyl.

The AP cited a new CDC (Centers For Disease Control) July 2019 study which showed overdose deaths in 2018 fell for the first time in nearly three decades.

Various public education efforts and New York’s Opioid Task Force are thought to be significant catalysts for the slowdown in opioid overdoses. The availability of naloxone has also been highly instrumental in impacting overdoses nationwide with many communities across the country now providing naloxone kits for free.

A number of metro areas in the U.S. are also examining the feasibility of mobile opioid treatment since transportation to clinics or physicians is often an impediment to accessing medication-assisted treatment resources.

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Comprehensive Opioid Treatment at Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) currently provides 58 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 and 2020, BHG Recovery added (10) 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
7. Colorado Springs, CO – BHG Colorado Springs Treatment Center
8. Grand Bay, AL – BHG Grand Bay Treatment Center
9. North Little Rock, AR – BHG North Little Rock Treatment Center
10. Savannah, TN – BHG Savannah Treatment Center

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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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