Charlotte Methadone Treatment

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Charlotte has several opioid treatment programs offering in-person, supervised methadone dosing. There are also local Charlotte-area physicians who are approved to write prescriptions for suboxone. Suboxone contains the active ingredient buprenorphine which alleviates opioid withdrawal symptoms and which has gained in popularity over the last 10 years in the drug treatment community. Methadone.US has listed below various links on our website to more information on methadone program effectiveness, opioid addiction, drug treatment counseling, and recent job openings in methadone clinics.





Charlotte Methadone Clinics
McLeod Addictive Disease Center 2605 Youngblood Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 332-9001
Metro Treatment of North Carolina LP
Charlotte Treatment Center
3315 Wilkinson Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 697-0044
Queen City Treatment Center 6115 Hickory Grove Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 532-4262

 

Charlotte Buprenorphine Treatment
Horizons Outpatient Services 1816 Lyndurst Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 446-0391
Metro Treatment of North Carolina
Charlotte Treatment Center
3315 Wilkinson Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 697-0044
Eastover Psychological and
Psychiatric Group PA
Eastover Awakenings
3303 Latrobe Drive
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 362-2663
Jay Fernando, M.D. 2711 Randolph Road
Suite 207
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 378-4357
George Raad, M.D. 2001 Vail Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 304-5248
Marvin Jay Hoffert, M.D. 1900 Randolph Road
Suite 606
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 347-3447
Gerald Aronoff, M.D. 1900 Randolph Road
Suite 606
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 347-3447
L. Morris McEwen, M.D. 1515 Mocking Bird Lane
Suite 540
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-1753
Paul Ziomek, M.D. 10030 Park Cedar Drive
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28210
(828) 289-9338
John David Hall, M.D. 6809 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 264-0374
Neal Stephen Taub, M.D. 3535 Randolph Road
Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 442-9805
Pamela J. Wright-Etter, M.D. 435 North Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 375-7579
Richard Wynn, M.D. 309 South Sharon Amity Road
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 366-7586
Gordon W. Jacobs, M.D. Metrolina Pain Clinic
6300 E. Independence Boulevard, Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28212
(704) 568-9133
Douglas Ray Smith, M.D. Metrolina Pain Clinic
6300 East Independence Blvd. Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28212
(704) 568-9133
Tagbo John Ekwonu, M.D. The Eastowne Family Physicians
4444 The Plaza, Suite D
Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 532-4567
Preetinder Paul Singh Brar, M.D. 8029 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 543-7574
George Daniel Hall, M.D. The Wellness and Recovery Center
3111 Springbank Lane, Suite G
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 540-2799
Jean Allen Melvin, M.D. 3315 Springbank Lane
Suite 302
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 644-7885
Kent Seitz, M.D. 7520 East Independence Boulevard
Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 844-0181
Vincent Alan Lombardi, M.D. 8320 University Executive Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 549-8797
Michele Yolanda Hilliard, M.D. 7940 Williams Pond Lane
Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 564-5170
Brian K. Long, M.D. 7810 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 500-6950


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