Chicago Methadone Treatment

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Chicago provides numerous methadone clinic options and a variety of doctors who are approved to prescribe suboxone to opioid addicted patients. Suboxone contains the active medication buprenorphine which is effective in providing relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a majority of opiate-addicted individuals. In the links below are more information on methadone program benefits, opioid addiction, drug treatment counseling, and current job openings in methadone clinics.





Chicago Methadone Clinics
Center for Addictive Problems 609 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-0404×200
Family Guidance Centers Inc 310 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 943-6545
Womens Treatment Center 140 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 850-0050
Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc 210 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 948-0200
Specialized Assistance Services NFP
Outpatient
2101 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-3218
Chicago Treatment and
Counseling Centers Inc I (CTCC)
1225 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 738-3200
Jesse Brown Addiction Programs
Drug Dependency Trt Program (DDTC)
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 569-6289
PDSSC/Chicago Inc 2260 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 772-2450
Pilsen Wellness Center Inc 3113 West Cermak Road
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 277-3413
EL Rincon Community Clinic 3809 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 276-0200×6149

 

Chicago Buprenorphine Treatment
Professional Diagnostic Services SC 821 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 491-0404
Chicago Treatment and
Counseling Centers Inc I (CTCCI)
555 West Roosevelt Road
Suite C
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 738-3200
NEXA at Lake/Ashland 210 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 948-0200
(773) 252-3100
Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc
NEXA
210 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 948-0200
Center for Addictive Problems 609 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-0404
Stone Institute of Psychiatry/8 East 320 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-8700
Intake:
(312) 926-8100
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
All Alc/Substance Abuse Progs on Site
820 South Damen Avenue
Unit 116-A
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 569-6289
Intake:
(312) 569-6297
PDSSC/Chicago Inc 2260 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 772-2450
Specialized Assistance Services NFP
Outpatient
2101 South Indiana Avenue
1st Floor North
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-3210×113
Intake:
(312) 808-3210×116
Fola Community Action Services Inc 1608-1610 West 81st Street
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 487-4310
Intake:
(773) 487-4310
Gateway Foundation Inc 3828 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 826-1916×2893
Chicago Treatment and
Counseling Centers Inc II (CTCCI)
4453 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 506-2900
Intake:
(773) 506-2900
Heartland Health Outreach
Pathways Home Outpatient
4750 North Sheridan Road
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-7117×1010
Intake:
(773) 751-4103
Windows of Opportunity, Rehab Services 4619 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 378-3623
Association House of Chicago 1116 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 772-8009
Edwin B. Miller, M.D. 30 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 553-9504
Joshua Robert Merok, M.D. 104 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 905
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 201-1234
Gail M Basch, M.D MILLENNIUM CENTER
8 S. Michigan Ave #1111
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 704-8001
Gordon Roger Lang, M.D. 30 South Michigan Avenue Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 419-0070
Babatunde G. Okuleye, M.D. Michigan Avenue Neuropsychologists
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60604
(773) 350-0020
Nancy Abdel- Wahab, M.D. 903 South Asland Avenue
Apt 918B
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 543-2340
Hemlata P. Vaidya, M.D. Chicago Treatment and Counseling Center
555 West Roosevelt Road, Suite C
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 738-3200
Toya Deon Clay, M.D. 1747 West Roosevelt Road
M/C 747
Chicago, IL 60608
(646) 281-9535
Victoria Nee, M .D 858 North Clark Street
Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 649-3585
Ernest Collins Rose, M.D. 609 North Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
(217) 254-1191
Marc S. Shinderman, M.D. 609 North Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-0404
Sajoy Purathumuriyil Varghese, M.D. 446 East Ontario
Suite 6-300
Chicago, IL 60611
(847) 412-8367
Catherine Bernice Frank, M.D. Northwestern Department of Psychiatry
446 East Ontario, Suite 7-100
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 695-5060
Michael H. Levinson, M.D. 600 North McClurg Court
Suite 4411A
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-5944


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