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


Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more

Methadone and Other Medications

doc66Methadone is FDA-approved for pain management and the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone is a relatively safe and highly effective medication when used exactly as prescribed. It is currently in use in the United States and around the world following years of conclusive research on methadone’s efficacy and safety.

It is important for patients receiving methadone to know that it can interact with other central nervous system depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines such as xanax, klonopin, valium, and librium as well as similarly acting non-benzodiazepine agents like ambien (a popular sleep aid). When methadone is mixed with these other medications, there is an increased risk of sedation and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, individuals mixing methadone and other CNS depressants have gone into respiratory failure.

For those who have chosen to receive methadone in an opioid treatment program, they will discover that a proper dose of methadone not only eliminates opiate withdrawal & cravings, but will also block … Read more

New Opioid Treatment Facility in Philadelphia

TheHealingWay2The Healing Way is a newly opened opioid treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA offering methadone maintenance and outpatient therapy for opioid addicted individuals. They treat other substance addictions as well.

The clinic dispenses medication every day of the week and provides both individual and group counseling to its patients.

Located at 7900 Frankford Avenue, The Healing Way is conveniently accessed in the northeast Philly area. As their clinic is new, its official website is not yet active but residents of Philadelphia may want to bookmark their site for future reference at www.TheHealingWay.net.

Also recently added to Methadone.US is BHG Recovery’s facility listing in Humble, Texas. BHG is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services in eight states. Their Humble treatment facility also serves residents in the Kingwood community and other areas of north Houston, Texas. Note that BHG provide a video overview of their services specific to each of their treatment locations. Viewers can browse more information on … Read more