Brooklyn Methadone Treatment

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Brooklyn is home to many clinics that specialize in methadone treatment and opioid addiction counseling. In addition, there are numerous brooklyn area physicians who are approved to write prescriptions for suboxone. Suboxone, like methadone, is very effective in reducing the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms and in most cases will completely eliminate them. Suboxone contains buprenorphine which is the ingredient that provides relief from opioid withdrawal. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Brooklyn Methadone Clinics
Bellevue Hospital Center
Substance Abuse Division
27th Street and 1st Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 562-4097
Beth Israel Medical Center
MMTP Cumberland Clinic
100 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 237-9600
Lower Eastside Service Center
Short Stay Methadone Residence
7 Gouverneur Slip East Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 566-3513
Pregnant Women and Infants Program 7 Gouverneur Slip East
New York, NY 10002
(212) 566-3513
ARTC
Brooklyn Clinic 11/Fort Greene
937 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 789-1212
Narco Freedom Inc
Court Street Clinic
561 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 624-7759
Beth Israel Medical Center
Vincent Dole Clinic
25 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 965-7900
Lower Eastside Service Center
Methadone Treatment Program
62 East Broadway, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-3591
Lower Eastside Service Center
Unit I
46 East Broadway, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-3533
Beth Israel Medical Center
MMTP Gouverneur Clinic
109 Delancy Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 420-2086

 

Brooklyn Buprenorphine Treatment
Charles Luther, M.D. Long Island College Hospital, Psychiatry
97 Amity Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-1630
Lora Slabodkina, M.D. 1149 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 589-2887
Jeremy David Coplan, M.D. SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-2023
Jesi A. Ramone, M.D. 450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-2471
Jayashree Ravishankar, M.D. SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-4180
Anjak Sharma, M.D. SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-3745
Jameela Yusuff, M.D. 450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-3745
Joseph T. Williams, M.D. Kings County Hospital
541 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3448
Amjad Hindi, M.D. 450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 1203
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-2017
Jonah Green, M.D. 585 Scherectody Avenue
Dmri 221
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 685-4846
Guy Jean Pean, M.D. 721 East 48th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 523-2200
Narasimhan L. Narasimhan, M.D. 451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-2312
Chandra B. Singh, M.D. Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-2665
David Robert Warren, D.O. Star Center
SUNY HSCS P.O. Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-4180
Caroline Stamu-O'Brien, M.D. Woodhull Medical Ctr, OPD Psychiatry
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 963-5730
Mohammad Rafique Chaudhry, M.D. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenecdady Ave., # KADZ115
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5456
William James Gross, M.D. Kings County Hospital
591 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-2630
Frantz H. Lubin, M.D. 6209 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 234-0073
Joseph Vento, M.D. Millennium Medical Services
7400 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 236-9446
Kyu-han Kim, M.D. 332 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 852-5252
Andras Fenyves, M.D. 332 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 852-5252
Arnold A. Lipton, M.D. 119 McKibbin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 384-1607
Ida Maria Escovar, M.D. Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Cente
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-8331
T. Christina Antoine, M.D, 760 Broadway
Psychiatry Dept., Room 5a-13
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-5830
Clark S. Homan, M.D. PAC Program of Brooklyn
7 Debevoise Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-5950
Joseph Carl Jean-Francois, M.D. 142 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 439-0500
Jean L. Bien-Aime, M.D. 94-98 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 486-4564
Carlota Herminia John-Hull, M.D. Bushwick Clinic
1149-55 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 574-1925


Massachusetts Is Prohibited From Banning Zohydro

court-decisionSomewhat of a surprise was the recent ruling that the state of Massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, from being prescribed in the state. The manufacturer of Zohydro, Zogenix, had argued that the ban was not constitutional and must be reversed.

The state governor, Deval Patrick, had announced his intention to make Zohydro unavailable since the manufacturer’s initial plan was to provide it without a tamper-proof component to deter abuse and potential overdose.

Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state of Massachusetts had exceeded its authority in banning the drug, and she consequently implemented a preliminary injunction temporarily reversing the ban. The governor expressed disappointment that the public’s safety concerns were not sufficient to halt the sale of Zohydro, but he stated he would pursue other channels for addressing the widespread opioid abuse problem that is continuing to grow in the state and across the country.

Opioid pain medications have become a primary drug of abuse for … Read more

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