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

Achieving Stability in the Recovery Process

Opioid addiction is one of the more challenging substance use disorders to confront and manage because of its physical dependency characteristics. Once the process of physical addiction has taken hold, avoiding daily withdrawal becomes a high hurdle.

Because of this daily dilemma, it becomes difficult to remain focused on other aspects of recovery. It’s the law of “first things first” that applies when tackling any problem. There is a natural order and sequence which must be followed when trying to solve a complex task. Opioid addiction recovery is no exception.

Obtaining relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms is a very important first step in addressing opioid addiction. This is why medication-assisted treatment is specifically identified as a medical best practice. Science and years of exhaustive research have proven (not just suggested) that treatment coupled with medication-assistance offers the greatest probability of long-term success when trying to overcome moderate to severe opioid addiction.

Fortunately, more people are becoming aware of the need for buprenorphine, methadone, and other medications that can play a vital role in stabilizing an opioid addicted individual at the onset of their personal recovery.

Historically, efforts to come off of opioids in a detox setting have been often unsuccessful because many detoxes used insufficient medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, patients would typically begin to get sick in 1-2 days with their withdrawal symptoms becoming intolerable. This can lead to patients abandoning the detox effort and a quick return to illicit opiates.

However, the tide is turning. As the American opioid crisis continues to impact families and U.S. society, many more physicians, lawmakers, and government representatives are gaining a quick education on the enormous value of medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is at the forefront of this new awareness as is buprenorphine-based products like Suboxone.

Appropriate medications used responsibly and under a doctor’s supervision provide stability, hope, and opportunity.

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Methadone Availability

Imagine trying to medically manage advanced diabetes with no insulin or grand mal seizures without anticonvulsant medication.

Modern medicine has raised our standard of living and sustained life in ways that people could not have imagined just 100 years ago.

In the cases cited above of diabetes and epilepsy, medication functions as a miracle intervention that saves the patient from suffering and death, and allows him or her to lead a full and productive life.

Science is clearly instructing us that addiction is a treatable illness which can at times be successfully managed with medication assistance, similar to the stabilizing role that insulin plays in the life of the diabetic patient.

A critical element of opioid addiction is the physical dependency which leads to debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. For many individuals, the persistence and severity of opioid withdrawal leads them to chronic failure in any effort to recover. With the assistance of methadone (or buprenorphine), many of these people will finally be able to cope with their illness by having their withdrawal symptoms alleviated.

The value of relief from opioid withdrawal is monumental. It is often the first major step toward being able to face one’s addiction. Medication assistance is good science, and it opens a door that was likely closed for many years. The value of having a new start is priceless. We only have one life. It is worth saving. Whether it’s diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, or addiction – specific medications can help a patient restore their quality of life.

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Right Path Treatment Centers

Right Path provide a variety of opioid, alcohol, and other drug addiction treatment services through their various outpatient programs located in Virginia and North Carolina.

The organization utilizes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders, and they provide confidential consultation to individuals who are trying to determine the best of course of treatment for dealing with their addiction issues. Right Path are equipped to now provide the new Probuphine implant that utilizes time-released buprenorphine to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms as individuals pursue a solid, long-term personal recovery.

Right Path endorse the benefits of 12 Step philosophy while also incorporating a strong medical component in their opioid recovery program due to the statistically high percentage of opioid addicted people who will ultimately relapse without medication-assisted support.

Read more about Right Path’s services and counseling approach at the link above.

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Access to Addiction Treatment

methadone31Many state-funded addiction treatment services have undergone gradual cuts during the last 15 years. With the rising opioid addiction crisis in America, better access to opioid treatment is definitely needed.

There are a number of private clinics and outpatient treatment centers opening their doors in most every state. These private clinics are meeting a need for services that are often absent in more remote areas of the country.

Some new opioid treatment providers are smaller, independent methadone clinics while others are part of a larger network such as those owned by Acadia Healthcare, Behavioral Health Group (BHG), or Colonial Management Group.

They all have one thing in common, and it is that they provide their patients with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is scientifically proven to be more effective than other forms of abstinence-based treatment.

Medication assistance typically utilizes methadone or buprenorphine-based products to alleviate a patient’s chronic opioid withdrawal. Without medication-assistance, patients often face either a detox admission or they struggle on in a daily effort to secure opiates so as to prevent the return of withdrawal sickness.

People ready for opioid treatment may find that their local methadone clinic is full, or that their nearest clinic is just too far away to access on a daily basis. For some patients, suboxone/buprenorphine may be the best solution since a prescription can be obtained for several weeks of medication before a return visit is required.

Access to treatment is currently on the radar of national healthcare officials and government legislators, many of whom have received numerous letters and calls from families requesting more funding for treatment, and better access. Media coverage has also been much improved during the past 3 years in part due to the widespread opioid crisis and its broad impact.

Supporting local opioid addiction treatment services is important for every community. It ultimately saves lives, reduces crime, and promotes recovery so that addicted patients can work and function.

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21st Century Cures Act

opioid-treatment-fundingThe U.S. House of Representatives just passed a sweeping reform, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that will infuse $1 billion in new funding earmarked for opioid treatment and prevention services.

It has taken several years of alarming statistics on the national opioid epidemic, but Congress has responded. This USA Today article provides an overview of the numbers. In addition to the $1 billion for opioid services will be another $4.8 billion for cutting-edge research around treating Alzheimers, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and other medical issues.

The bill received enormous bipartisan support and passed 392-to-26. In 2016, death by drug overdose surpassed death by car crashes and gun fatalities. The public outcry for government intervention has been steady. With so many families having been affected by addiction issues, the new funding allowance should open doors for opioid treatment particularly in rural areas where opioid services have been severely lacking.

Methadone remains the #1 medication-assisted treatment option. Buprenorphine medications are; however, making a big impact in the treatment field with a wide variety of buprenorphine-based formulations coming to market. In addition to the familiar suboxone film, are probuphine (a buprenorphine implant), subutex (an uncoated buprenorphine tablet), and bunavail.

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