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Charlotte, and many areas of North Carolina, have been subject to a serious escalation in opioid addiction. This increase has become a nationwide problem as opioid overdose deaths have risen over the last decade. The often unwarranted writing of opioid pain prescriptions has introduced a new black market for prescription opioids with individuals even traveling from out-of-state to obtain opiate-based medications. Charlotte fortunately offers a large number of qualified physicians who are authorized to treat opiate withdrawal using buprenorphine, suboxone. Suboxone is widely accepted as a truly beneficial medical intervention for eliminating painful opiate withdrawal, and it has enabled many opiate-addicted individuals to reclaim their lives and become functional again. If you are a local doctor who treats Charlotte area 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.




Charlotte Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Gerald Aronoff, M.D. 1900 Randolph Road
Suite 906
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 347-3447
Jay Fernando, M.D. 2711 Randolph Road
Suite 207
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 378-4357
Sarah Safia Yousuff, M.D. 5821 Fairview Road
Suite 115
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 442-9805
L. Morris McEwen, M.D. 1515 Mocking Bird Lane
Suite 540
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-1753
George Raad, M.D. 1700 Abbey Place
Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 523-2565
Dan Nicolae Cotoman, M.D. 417-A South Sharon Amity Road
PO Box 77496
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 488-2685
Neal Stephen Taub, M.D. 3535 Randolph Road
Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 442-9805
Pamela J. Wright-Etter, M.D. 3623 Latrobe Drive
Suite #121
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. Pain Management Providers
6300 E. Independence Boulevard, Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28212
(704) 568-9135
Douglas Ray Smith, M.D. Metrolina Pain Clinic
6300 East Independence Blvd. Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28212
(704) 568-9133
Kevin McKelvey Etter, M.D. Charlotte VA Outpatient Clinic
8601 University East Drive
Charlotte, NC 28213
(704) 597-3500
Dwight W. Wait III, M.D. McLeod Addictive Disease Center
515 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 332-9001
Kerry H. Ainsworth, M.D. McLeod Addiction Clinics
515 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 332-9001
Jill Ellen Thompson, M.D. 6401 Carnel Road
Unit 108
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 542-8030
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
Edward Anthony Overton, D.O. 10310 Mallard Creek Road
Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 817-6676
Jerome Howard, M.D. 6111 Rumple Road
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 596-5067
Vincent Alan Lombardi, M.D. 8320 University Executive Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 549-8797
Carlene D. Ashley, D.O 15105 John J Delaney Drive
Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 237-1627
Michele Yolanda Hilliard, M.D. 7940 Williams Pond Lane
Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 564-5170
Tuan Anh Huynh, M.D. 7940 Williams Pond Lane
Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 564-5170



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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New National Buprenorphine Website

buprenorphine-websiteBuprenorphine.US is the newly developed companion website to Methadone.US. Methadone has been in use as an opioid addiction treatment medication for nearly 50 years. In 2002, buprenorphine became available in the U.S. as a new alternative for people suffering with opioid addiction. Since then, various medications containing buprenorphine have been released such as suboxone and zubsolv.

Buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment can only be prescribed by qualified physicians who have received training on the proper use of buprenorphine. As the opioid addiction problem grew over the last 15 years, many thousands of doctors pursued training and were approved in the use of buprenorphine-based medications to treat opiate addiction.

At Methadone.US, we have served over 1 million U.S. visitors since the website’s launch in 2011. Buprenorphine.US will aim to connect many more individuals with qualified physicians who can help them in their journey toward a genuine recovery and improved quality of life.

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Methadone Clinics Offer Important Medical Service

methadone clinics medication assistanceThere are currently well over 1000 methadone clinics in operation across the United States and many more throughout the world. Methadone has been a leading treatment intervention for opioid addiction for more than 40 years. Methadone is an FDA-approved medication and it’s use in treating opioid addiction has been identified by SAMHSA as a best practice, evidence-based treatment approach.

Adding to the legacy of methadone as a successful treatment medium are the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have been able to totally eliminate the severe opioid withdrawal sickness that wrecked their lives. The value of this medical benefit is priceless.

The cost for participating in a methadone program varies from clinic to clinic and in part depends on whether the clinic receives any state funding or accepts Medicaid for payment. Many clinics operate as private practices funded primarily through patient self-payment. Private clinics often offer a substantial discount for patients that pay for a month of services in advance.

Due to methadone’s proven efficacy, many addicted people experience rapid relief from opiate withdrawal and find themselves eating and sleeping more normally, gaining weight, and able to work again. They are able to pursue other goals & responsibilities that had previously become too difficult in their active addiction.

Methadone is a powerful medication that must be taken as prescribed and in conjunction with good counseling. When a patient is willing to embrace medication-assisted treatment and to utilize it properly, recovery can happen. This life restoration process is demonstrated on a daily basis all around the country.

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