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Charleston offers South Carolina residents a range of treatment options for those facing chronic opioid withdrawal symptoms. Prescription opioids are developing into a serious problem with more people having an addiction to them than heroin. With the recent jump in opiate addiction over the last 10 years, suboxone has become increasingly sought as a primary treatment intervention to assist those trying to cope with persistent opioid withdrawal symptoms. Charleston offers a notable list of authorized doctors approved to write prescriptions for suboxone. Buprenorphine is the key ingredient in suboxone that alleviates withdrawal symptoms by binding to the brain’s opiate receptor sites. Suboxone is widely available across the country based on its effective track record in eliminating opioid withdrawal, and it has gained in popularity given its proven effectiveness. If you are a local physician aiming to treat Charleston residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your medical services will be found by prospective patients searching our website for quality opioid treatment.



Charleston Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Stephen Kenneth Baker, M.D. 114 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-7424
John E. Emmel, M.D. Charleston Center
5 Charleston Center Drive
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-3335
Tara M. Wright, M.D. Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, Mental Health
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 789-7108
Jeffrey S. Cluver, M.D. 109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 789-7311
Robert Clifton Glenn, M.D. 1483 Tobias Gadsden Boulevard
Unit #107
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 745-5153
Calvin Johnathan Bosman, M.D. 4 Carriage Lane
Suite 300-C
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 509-2608
Darlene H. Moak, M.D. St. Andrews Psychiatric Services
669 St. Andrews Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 367-2716
Constance Alexander, M.D. Barrier Island Psychiatry
1954 Ashley River Road, Suite H
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-8177
Jeffrey W. Buncher, M.D. 1124 Sam Rattenburg Boulevard
Suite I
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-3462
Allan A. Rashford, M.D. 2049 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 722-2107
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
Todd K. Magro, M.D. 1620 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-8177
Douglas Michael Burgess, M.D. MUSC Institute of Psychiatry
29 Leinbach Drive; Building C, Unit 2&3
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 792-9888
Ralph Bernard Piening III, M.D. 1124 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Suite 1
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-3462
Temeia Denise Martin, M.D. 1721 Ashley Hall Road
Unit 5-R
Charleston, SC 29407
(703) 380-0578
Eduardo Cifuentes, M.D. 1483 Tobias Gadson Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 576-6750
Tresha Taylor Ward, M.D. Ashley River Family Physicians
2270 Ashley Crossing Drive Suite 165
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 763-9472
Antonio Medalla Hernandez, M.D. 2125 Charlie Hall Boulevard
Suite A
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 876-3051
Heather Rose Dawson, M.D. 6518-B Dorchester Road
Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 767-3323
Nicole Stocking, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2300
Carlotta J. Lalich, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2300
Anoren Huchingson, M.D. MUSC
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Bryant Byrne, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Thomas Brouette, M.D. MUSC
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-1414
Robert James Malcolm, Jr., M.D. 4-N CDAP Psychiatry, M.U.S.C.
67 President Street, Rm 459
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-5200
Bryan Tolliver, M.D., Ph.D. Medical University of South Carolina
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-5200
Terri Lamarr Randall, M .D. 171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Kelly S. Barth, D.O. 67 President Street
PO Box 250861
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-9888
Joseph Gulino, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-0037
Zach Stroud, M.D. MUSC
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
Jason Rocco Molinaro, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123×15758
Jennifer Patterson, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-2123
David R. Beckert, M.D. 67 President Street
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Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-0192
Emily Maria Rountree, M.D. 67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
(704) 301-0998


ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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Billions To Be Allocated In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

The national budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes a request for $13 billion in funding for opioid treatment and related services. This linked Newsweek article states that $3 billion would be allocated in 2018 and another $10 billion in 2019.

Many opioid treatment programs across the country are currently able to add patient slots when additional funding is made available. The opioid crisis has flooded many clinics that are already at maximum census due to limited State and Medicaid funding.

A number of private pay clinics have opened in recent years as the need for medication-assisted treatment increased. If a substantial allocation of government funds becomes available, opioid treatment services will finally come into sharp national focus as scores of people finally obtain the help they need to stabilize and to recover.

In treating opioid addiction, research has shown that traditional abstinence-based programs which do not utilize medication assistance have a failure rate of 90%. Medication-assistance is a critical factor in helping opioid addicted people move into sustained recovery. The proposed $13 billion earmarked for opioid treatment services can make a huge difference all across the U.S. Methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) coupled with counseling and drug testing comprise the gold standard of care in treating opioid addiction.

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Opioid Treatment Making A Difference

There is a great article in the Bismarck Tribune about the expansion of methadone services in Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo, like most other areas of the country, was impacted in recent years by numerous opioid-related overdose deaths.

The article reports that Cass County had 31 overdose deaths in 2016, but that number was reduced to 15 in 2017, due in part to the increased availability of naloxone (the medication that reverses opioid overdose).

While local ambulance calls have decreased in relation to opioid overdoses, the problem of opioid addiction remains a widespread and primary concern in the community.

The Tribune story reveals that more local residents are now enrolled in opioid treatment and are receiving the life-saving medication, methadone. Treatment that combines medication-assistance and counseling is the industry standard in quality care for those addicted to opioids.

The new Fargo-based clinic is reported to have 164 active patients currently enrolled in the methadone program. The clinic director, Mark Schaefer, is quoted as saying that while enrollment has been rapid, there remain many people in the local area with untreated opioid addiction.

The availability of treatment is making a difference. And medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone are providing a much needed solution to America’s opioid crisis.

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