Buffalo Methadone Treatment

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Buffalo offers a number of area methadone clinics providing methadone medication plus a number of physicians who offer suboxone on an outpatient basis via prescription. Suboxone (with buprenorphine) provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people and is a leading alternative to methadone. Methadone remains however the most effective and widely used opiate replacement medication available in the United States. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Buffalo Methadone Clinics
City View Trt Ctr Sheehan Mem Hospital
CD Inpatient Treatment Program
425 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 848-2000
Sheehan Memorial Hospital
CD Outpatient Rehabilitation Service
425 Michigan Avenue, 1st Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 848-2000
CAO/Drug Abuse Research and Trt Prog
(DART)
1237 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 884-9101×208
VA Western NY Healthcare System
Substance Abuse Program
3495 Bailey Avenue, 10-A Substance Abuse
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 862-8565

 

Buffalo Buprenorphine Providers
Winston Douglas, M.D. 700 Michigan Avenue
Suite 210
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 884-8033
Richard D. Blondell, M.D. Sheehan Health Network
425 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 898-4971
Nathaniel C. Webster, M.D. 15 Northland Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 882-8989
Rafael R. Medina, M.D. 3 Gates Circle
Suite 3C27
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 887-5308
Ramesh C. Gupta, M.D. Bryalin Hospital
1263 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 898-3625
James P. Stephen, M.D. Lovejoy – St. Vincent Health Center
1595 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212
(716) 893-8550
Jeffery Jerome Grace, M.D. 1300 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 882-1221
Peter John Margulis, M.D. Monsignor Carr Institute
76 West Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 835-9745
Frances Ilozue, M.D. 2200 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 200-4122
Ramesh C. Gupta, M.D. 1515 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 861-5673
Su Zhan, M.D. ECMC, 462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 898-4743
Richard Elliot Wolin, M.D. 3020 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 833-3792
Alison Mary Sastry, M.D. Buffalo VAMC
3495 Bailey Avenue, 10th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 862-8595
Olivera Bogunovic-Sotelo, M.D. VA WNY Hospital–Dept. of Psychiatry
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 862-8771
Richard D. Blondell, M.D. Department of Family Medicine
462 Grider Street, Suite CC-175
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 898-4971
Ramesh C. Gupta, M.D. 462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 898-3625
Horacio A. Capote, M.D. Dent Neurologic Institute
3980 Sheridan Drive
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 250-2000
Monsignor Carr Institute
Outpatient Clinic
76 West Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 835-9745
Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Division of Chemical Dependency
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 898-3137
Lake Shore Behavioral Health Inc
Drug Free Resid Prog for Women
232-262 Hempstead Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 831-7877×213
Horizon Health Services Inc
Addictions Outpt Clinic/Bailey LaSalle
3297 Bailey Avenue
1st Floor
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 833-3622


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

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more

Methadone and Other Medications

doc66Methadone is FDA-approved for pain management and the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone is a relatively safe and highly effective medication when used exactly as prescribed. It is currently in use in the United States and around the world following years of conclusive research on methadone’s efficacy and safety.

It is important for patients receiving methadone to know that it can interact with other central nervous system depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines such as xanax, klonopin, valium, and librium as well as similarly acting non-benzodiazepine agents like ambien (a popular sleep aid). When methadone is mixed with these other medications, there is an increased risk of sedation and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, individuals mixing methadone and other CNS depressants have gone into respiratory failure.

For those who have chosen to receive methadone in an opioid treatment program, they will discover that a proper dose of methadone not only eliminates opiate withdrawal & cravings, but will also block … Read more

New Opioid Treatment Facility in Philadelphia

TheHealingWay2The Healing Way is a newly opened opioid treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA offering methadone maintenance and outpatient therapy for opioid addicted individuals. They treat other substance addictions as well.

The clinic dispenses medication every day of the week and provides both individual and group counseling to its patients.

Located at 7900 Frankford Avenue, The Healing Way is conveniently accessed in the northeast Philly area. As their clinic is new, its official website is not yet active but residents of Philadelphia may want to bookmark their site for future reference at www.TheHealingWay.net.

Also recently added to Methadone.US is BHG Recovery’s facility listing in Humble, Texas. BHG is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services in eight states. Their Humble treatment facility also serves residents in the Kingwood community and other areas of north Houston, Texas. Note that BHG provide a video overview of their services specific to each of their treatment locations. Viewers can browse more information on … Read more

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Chesapeake, VA

affinity-healthcare-groupFor residents of the Chesapeake, Virginia area there are two opioid addiction treatment centers that provide opioid replacement medication including methadone and buprenorphine. Methadone.US lists both methadone clinics and independent buprenorphine doctors on each of our city pages. We also feature providers who opt to showcase their particular treatment centers to our online audience by offering an enhanced listing with additional program details.

Affinity Healthcare Group is one such provider. Affinity have outpatient clinics in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia and make available to their patients methadone or suboxone to eradicate painful opioid withdrawal symptoms. Affinity Healthcare Group maintain an excellent, informative website for patients and the public which offers enlightening descriptions of how methadone and suboxone work to facilitate recovery from addiction. The organization operates with a working philosophy to treat all patients with dignity and respect.

The Chesapeake Treatment Center is another local clinic that helps those addicted to opiates. Chesapeake Treatment Center utilizes methadone and incorporates some … Read more

Opioid Addiction Spiking in Guilford County North Carolina

policeGuilford County is the third most populated county in the state of North Carolina. Located within Guilford County are the cities of Greensboro and High Point – both of which are experiencing a surprising increase in opioid addiction and related overdoses.

The High Point Enterprise news reported that the High Point Vice and Narcotics unit has begun to make a favorable impact on the problem with multiple arrests of those trafficking heroin locally. The article documents that 70 reported High Point opioid overdoses have occurred thus far in 2014 with 9 of those ending in death. Six people were arrested the week of July 14 and are being held on multi-million dollar bonds for their roles in selling or trafficking heroin. To emphasize the local impact, the HP Enterprise reported that 7 overdoses occurred within a 24 hour period on May 16, 2014.

Just 15 miles away in the neighboring city of Greensboro, Rhino Times covered the local explosion in … Read more