Bronx Methadone Treatment

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This city has numerous area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.


Bronx Methadone Clinics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Substance Abuse
260 East 161st Street, Track Level
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 993-3397
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Substance Abuse/Melrose 9
260 East 161st Street, 9th Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 292-6622×312
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
DOSA Next Steps Chem Dep Svc South
260 East 161st Street, Track Level
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 993-3397
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Department of Psychiatry, 1276 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 901-8862
Narco Freedom Inc
Key Extended Entry Program (KEEP)
477-479 Willis Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 585-5555
Narco Freedom Inc
Methadone Maintenance Trt Prog (MMTP)
477-479 Willis Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 292-4640×121
Narco Freedom Inc
Methadone Treatment Clinic
250 Grand Concourse, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 292-4455×2478
Harlem Hospital Center
Chemical Dependency Outpatient Service
22-44 West 137th Street, Women Pavillion Bldg, (WP BLDG )4th Fl
New York, NY 10037
(212) 939-3033
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
MMTP
1276 Fulton Avenue, Ground Floor
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 503-7750
Hunts Point Multi Service Prog Ctr Inc
Methadone Maintenance Program
785 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 589-5500×301

 

Bronx Buprenorphine Treatment
Aaron Douglas Fox, M.D. 305 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-2500
Michael J Reid, M.D. 305 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-2500
Iruani Salas, M.D. 234 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-5783
Alain Litwin, M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
260 East 161st Street, 9th Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 409-9450
Ricardo O. Dunner, M.D. 324 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 665-4300
Maria Teresa M. Santos, M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
260 East 161st Street, T Level
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 409-9450
Shadi Nahvi, M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
260 East 161st Street, 9th Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 409-9450
Hillary Kunins, M.D. CHCC- Montefiore Medical Center
305 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-2500
Stephen B. Perez, M.D. 225 East 149st
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 466-9200
Akinola O. Fisher, M.D. Lincoln Medical and Mental Center
234 Eugenio Maria de Hostos Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-5000
Andrei Osipov, M.D. Success Counseling Services, Inc.
1015 Ogden Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 538-6112
Barbara Carol Zeller, M.D. 1401 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
(781) 681-8700
Marcellus A. Walker, M.D. Highbridge Woodycrest Center
936 Woodycrest Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 293-3200×103
Leila Hagshenas, M.D. 1894 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 583-3060
Irene Grgurich Cergnul, M.D. SATP Montetione Medical Center
2005 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 583-0600×111
Ghazanfar Abdullah, M.D. 108 East 183rd Street
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 295-4600
Varinder Rathore, M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
804 East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 409-9450
Jean R. Denis, M.D. 477 Willis Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 292-4640
Tak Yuen So, M.D. 785 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 589-5500
Maged Barakat, M.D. 1276 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 901-8000
Conrado Caraos, M.D. Road to Empowerment-CDTP
401 East 167th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
(646) 732-5718
Jeffrey M. Levine, M.D. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
1276 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 466-6020
Ferdinand B. Banez, M.D. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
1276 Fulton Street
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 901-8862
Peter Lawrence Shacker, M.D. 1064 Franklin Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 764-1589
John Osei-Tutu, M.D. Bronx Lebanon Hospital
1276 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 901-6133
Venkatesh Makkala, M.D. 1276 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 901-8747

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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Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

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CVS Standing For Life and Safety

methadone-recovery-1It was announced late last month that CVS Drugstores intends to expand their provision of non-prescription naloxone into 12 additional U.S. States. Currently, they provide naloxone over-the-counter in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but will begin offering the life-saving medication in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Naloxone has gained attention in recent years due to its ability to reverse opioid overdoses. Over 44,000 people have died annually in the United States from drug overdose with a majority of those stemming from heroin or prescription pain medication. Naloxone has been successfully utilized in emergency rooms and on site in communities around the country reversing opioid overdose and saving thousands of lives.

It is critically important to recognize that people who have suffered with addiction are sometimes close to a lasting recovery. There is a popular expression used lately that is somewhat stark though true and thought-provoking. The expression goes “You can’t recover if you’re dead.” While this may sound off-putting to some, it reminds us that people stuck in years of painful addiction can, and do, change. We would much rather have naloxone readily available to save a life and to provide a son, daughter, or friend the opportunity to change direction.

An addicted individual could be much closer to choosing a life of recovery than we might imagine. This happens on a daily basis. How, and when, someone recovers from addiction is hard to predict. All we can do is to offer them an open door to a new and better life.

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Heroin Said To Be Back With A Vengeance

stop-opioid-addictionChuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has expressed serious concerns about the continuing opioid addiction problem in America and the pervasive spread of heroin addiction in particular.

A Fox News article highlighted Mr. Rosenberg’s discussion of how the USA represents only 5% of the world’s population – but consumes 95% of the world’s hydrocodone. His position is that rampant overprescribing of opioids has been occurring for years. As individuals become addicted to prescription medications and are then cut off from further prescription refills, many turn to the illegal purchase of street opiates.

“Street” opiates are sold at a premium – often more than people can afford. This leads to increased crime in order to support the expensive habit or turning to heroin since it is reported to only cost about 20% of hydrocodone on the black market.

The Fox article states that nearly 44,000 per year are dying from drug overdose and that half of those overdoses are from prescription medications. Casualty rates have almost doubled over the last few years.

Also in the news last week was an announcement from Hillary Clinton that if elected President she plans to dedicate billions to opioid treatment. There are other candidates as well, including governor Chris Christie, that have expressed a similar commitment to addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. The groundswell of concern regarding opioid addiction has gained momentum over the past 2 years and is now an audible siren capturing the attention of many governmental leaders. It has become a real health hazard that cannot be ignored any longer.

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