Charleston Methadone Treatment

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Charleston, SC provides a couple of 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.





Charleston Methadone Clinics
Charleston Center of Charleston County 5 Charleston Center Drive
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-3300
Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center
Substance Abuse Treatment Center
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 789-7311
Center for Behavioral Health
South Carolina Inc
2301 Cosgrove Avenue, Suite F
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 529-0700

 

Charleston Buprenorphine Providers
Tara M. Wright, M.D. Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, Mental Health
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 789-7108
Allan A. Rashford, M.D. 2 Race Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-2107
Samuel Howard Rosen, M.D. 198 Rutledge Avenue
Suite 8
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-5012
Darlene H. Moak, M.D. St. Andrews Psychiatric Services
669 St. Andrews Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 367-2716
Jeffrey W. Buncher, M.D. 1124 Sam Rattenburg Boulevard
Suite I
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-3462
Douglas Michael Burgess, M.D. MUSC Institute of Psychiatry
29 Leinbach Drive; Building C, Unit 2&3
Charleston, SC 29407
(314) 807-3738
Calvin Johnathan Bosman, M.D. Compass Carolina Healthcare
1483 Tobias Gadson Boulevard, Ste. 107
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 745-5153
Sarah Weiss Book, M.D. Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
29 Leinbach Drive, Building C, Unit 2&3
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 792-5200
Eduardo Cifuentes, M.D. 1483 Tobias Gadson Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 576-6750
Constance Alexander, M.D. Barrier Island Psychiatry
1954 Ashley River Road, Suite H
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-8177
Jonathan Snipes, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 792-2123
Tresha Taylor Ward, M.D. Ashley River Family Physicians
2270 Ashley Crossing Drive Suite 165
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 763-9472
Cathleen Kouvolo, M.D. 171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Emily Maria Rountree, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(704) 301-0998
Carlotta J. Lalich, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2300
David R. Beckert, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Todd K. Magro, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Stephen Andrew McLeod-Bryant, M.D. Medical University of South Carolina
67 President Street, MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-0175
Xing Chun Tang, M.D. 100 Doughty Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-9888
Nicole Y. Franklin, M.D. MUSC
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
James Michael Allen, M.D. Dept. of Psychiatry, Med. Univ. of S.C.
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123×15000
Christian Reusche, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
James Fox, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 766-2766
Jennifer Patterson, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Bryant Byrne, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123


Buprenorphine and Liver Health

methadone-safe-for-liverJana Burson is a North Carolina physician who specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction using medications like buprenorphine and methadone. Dr. Burson is a passionate caregiver and patient advocate with considerable experience in the field of addiction treatment. She maintains an informative blog on the topic of opioid addiction treatment and recently posted her comments and observations on a revealing 2012 study.

The 2012 study by Saxon et al is reported in her blog to have followed more than 700 patients over 24 weeks who were receiving either methadone or buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone). These patients were checked for specific red flag elevations that would suggest emerging liver damage or liver inflammation. None of the patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine had significant abberations in liver functioning. This led the researchers to conclude that neither medication causes liver damage.

A 2014 follow-up study by Soyka and others (published in the American Journal on Addictions) found the same results … Read more

Methadone or Suboxone

addiction-is-treatable-2A common question among those seeking help is whether methadone or suboxone is the best choice for opioid replacement therapy. It reminds me of the age old debate … which is better, Ford or Chevy? Methadone has been used in opioid addiction treatment for about 45 years. Suboxone has been available to the public for 12 years. Each of these medications has been shown, through conclusive research, to be highly effective in eliminating opioid withdrawal. Both methadone and suboxone achieve a similar outcome, but with subtle differences. [view our comparison chart]

When opiate withdrawal symptoms are no longer a daily preoccupation and source of anxiety, individuals are free to invest their energy & time in productive, meaningful activities. Avoiding withdrawal sickness is the single greatest driver of continued opioid use, and often pushes an individual to desperate measures to maintain a supply of opiates so that they will not get sick.

People unfamiliar with addiction sometimes believe that … Read more

Welcome Access Recovery Solutions

ars-locationAccess Recovery Solutions (ARS) Delray Beach is a newly opened outpatient opioid treatment program that offers both methadone and buprenorphine. They are a member of Addiction Medical Solutions who have other methadone clinics across the country.

ARS specialize in medication assisted treatment and have a unique Maintenance to Abstinence program designed to assist patients in eventually becoming free of opioid medications once they have experienced a period of stability. The program is built on a two year continuum of care treatment model.

The ARS clinic provides individualized treatment planning for patients, and their counseling approaches include cognitive-behavioral and motivational approaches up to and including an intensive outpatient program (IOP). IOP is a SAMHSA endorsed, evidence-based addiction treatment that is in widespread use across the United States due to its effectiveness in helping patients learn about and apply effective recovery tools.

ARS offer a variety of other programs and services to serve the Delray Beach community including a Speakers Bureau. With … Read more

Family Support of Methadone Treatment

methadone-treatmentWhen patients enter treatment for opioid addiction, their families are usually relieved yet apprehensive. They may have seen previous recovery efforts not be sustained and their loved one return to active substance use. So, families often learn to be cautiously hopeful.

With methadone treatment, there is a new component in the recovery process with the addition of medication assistance. Whether it’s methadone or suboxone, families become curious as to how their loved one will handle this new medication. As most readers know, there is considerable misinformation and misunderstanding about what methadone can accomplish. This leads a patient’s family supports to sometimes have a wary attitude toward methadone or suboxone.

I would like to share two stories that illustrate how family attitudes can shift. The first patient we’ll call Mary to maintain her anonymity. Mary was a local realtor who had developed an opioid dependence. She had been able to conceal her addiction from her parents, but finally reached a … Read more

Opioid Treatment Center in Scottsdale Arizona

smc-recovery-3Recently joining Methadone.US is a newly opened methadone treatment program in Scottsdale, Arizona: SMC Recovery. SMC offer methadone for opioid addiction as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for treating all varieties of addictive disorders.

Both modalities of treatment are deemed best practice interventions by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and they are evidence-based treatment models. Evidence-based means that the treatment approaches have been thoroughly researched and shown to be effective in helping patients achieve success with identified treatment goals.

More specifically, SMC Recovery offers medication-assisted treatment, IOP, outpatient, group counseling, family groups, and individual therapy to adults 18 years and older. Prospective patients in the Scottsdale area can reach SMC staff at (480) 998-4673 (HOPE) or via the email address listed on the Scottsdale page of the Methadone.US website.

SMC Recovery’s narcotic treatment program is available to all individuals who meet ASAM criteria for admission to opioid treatment. Priority admission status is provided … Read more

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