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


Methadone Treatment Services

methadone-treatment-resourcesWhen one thinks of methadone treatment, they usually consider the power of methadone to eliminate opiate withdrawal and the value this has to someone fighting off withdrawal sickness.

Methadone treatment actually consists of more than just the “medication assistance” component. Real treatment always addresses the underlying lifestyle, thinking, and behavioral elements that are a significant part of the addictive process. These areas are specifically addressed through counseling. All opioid treatment programs providing methadone in the United States are required to also offer counseling to their patients in order to help them achieve true and lasting success.

Some patients will need more counseling & emotional support than others. But all patients new to the recovery process will need to receive basic education on addiction as an illness, how to build a personal recovery program, and to have an opportunity to develop new coping and relapse prevention skills.

Methadone clinics in the U.S. vary in the ways that they deliver counseling services. … Read more

Suboxone Facilitates Safety and Recovery

suboxone-doctorSuboxone is a leading medication in the treatment of opioid dependence and has been available since 2002 when the FDA approved Subutex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and Suboxone tablets (buprenorphine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride).

Suboxone tablets have since been replaced by the thin sublingual suboxone film that is also dissolved under the tongue. While methadone has been highly successful for several decades, suboxone has expanded the range of options for those suffering with opioid withdrawal.

Fighting off opioid withdrawal is at the core of opioid addiction and is chiefly responsible for the stress that addicted individuals feel as they try to function normally each day. Suboxone not only helps patients eliminate opioid withdrawal sickness and associated cravings, but it also brings the opportunity to function again as an employee, a parent, or a spouse.

Many patients report not only feeling relief from the welcomed absence of withdrawal sickness, but recapturing the focus necessary to make strides in other important areas of their … Read more

Methadone Maintenance For Opioid Treatment

methadone-and-opioid-treatmentOpioid Treatment is a category that includes several different interventions or approaches relating to opioid use disorders. People sometimes mistake opioid treatment for “opioid detox” when they are technically two different processes.

Opioid detox refers to the process of helping an opioid addicted individual discontinue their use of opioids and be medically monitored as the body withdraws from them. In a supervised setting, a person is typically assisted through a short-term opioid detox (3-10 days) by the administration of various medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms like clonidine (to guard against high blood pressure), vistaril (to reduce nausea and anxiety), and even buprenorphine (to minimize the severity of the opioid withdrawal process).

There are also variations on an opioid detox referred to as a taper. A taper often occurs on an outpatient basis and involves a more gradual reduction in dosage of either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) over time. This taper may take as long as 90 days and … Read more

Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more