Cincinnati Methadone Treatment


University of Cincinnati Physicians Company

Addiction Sciences Division
3131 Harvey Ave., Suite 104
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Phone: (513) 585-UCAS (8227)
Website:
http://uchealth.com/services/psychiatry/addiction-sciences/

Methadone Treatment Program and Medication-enhanced outpatient treatment for opioids. Staffed by a team of addiction researchers, clinicians, and educators, we know about best practices because we helped define them!

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Cincinnati offers a number of opioid treatment options with several local methadone clinics and numerous local physicians who write prescriptions for suboxone (buprenorphine). Suboxone and methadone are the two leading medications available for eliminating opioid withdrawal symptoms. Opioid replacement therapy is an industry standard best practice medical intervention for those struggling with a moderate to severe level of opioid dependency. Provided below are links to more information on opioid dependency, methadone medication, addiction counseling, and local job openings in methadone clinics.


Cincinnati Methadone Clinics
University of Cincinnati Physicians
Addiction Sciences Division
3131 Harvey Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 585-8227
Central Community Health Board
Drug Services Program
3020 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 559-2056
Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical
Center/Substance Dependency Program
3200 Vine Street, 8th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 861-3100
Sojourner Recovery Services
Opiate Treatment
42 East Crescentville Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246
(513) 671-7117
East Indiana Treatment Center LLC 816 Rudolph Way
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812) 537-1668

 

Cincinnati Buprenorphine Suboxone Treatment
Prime Health Group, LLC

Dr. Matthew Colburn
Dr. Scott Bradley
Dr. Andrea Holinga
Dr. Bipin Shah
Dr. Richard Simmons
Dr. Kathe Mueller
Dr. Palav Mehta
Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna
Dr. Jessica Pineda
Dr. Rassull Suarez

4333 E. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 543-6600
Gail M. Hellmann, M.D. 909 Sycamore Street
Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 352-1342
Hooshang Khalily, M.D. 6725 Fair Acres Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 731-0896
Jeffrey William Merling, M.D. CCAT
830 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45214
(513) 381-6672
Kellie L. Boyd 125 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 861-9433
Thomas Anh Nguyen, M.D. 260 Stetson Street
Suite # 3200
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 259-0027
Roberto R. Soria The Crossroads Center
311 Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 475-5300
Martha Lee Walden, M.D. 2123 Auburn Avenue
Suite 303
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 241-1811
Michael A. Gureasko, M.D. 2123 Auburn Avenue
Suite 415
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 281-8840
Luis Pagani, M.D.

2123 Auburn Ave, Ste 310
Cincinnati, OH 45219

(513) 241-2123
Deborah L. Frankowski, M.D. VA Medical Center
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 861-3100×5506
Eugene C. Somoza, M.D., Ph.D VA Medical Center
3200 Vine Street, ML-151(Rsrch. Service)
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 487-7800
Debra S. Harris, M.D. Univ of Cincinnati/Cincinnati VA Med Ct
3200 Vine Street, 116-A
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 861-3100×4745
Alla V. Baskakova, M.D. Cincinnati VA Medical Center
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 475-6402
Richard Jeffrey Goldsmith, M.D. VA Medical Center
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 475-6402
Show Whei Lin, M.D. 3200 Vine Street
7 East
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 861-3100
Tara B. Carr, M.D. 3200 Vine Street
116-A Psychiatry
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 475-6325
David Michael Fallat, M.D. 5837 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(877) 279-5153
Center for Chemical Addictions Trt 830 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45214
(513) 381-6672
Cincinnati Suboxone Doctors


Prime Health Group, LLC

Cincinnati Suboxone Clinic
4333 E. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: 513-543-6600
Email: info@opiateaddictiondoctors.com
Website: www.opiateaddictiondoctors.com

Accepting new patients
Ask about same day visits
Call 8a – 8p: 7 days/wk

Dr. Matthew Colburn
Dr. Scott Bradley
Dr. Andrea Holinga
Dr. Bipin Shah
Dr. Richard Simmons
Dr. Kathe Mueller
Dr. Palav Mehta
Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna
Dr. Jessica Pineda
Dr. Rassull Suarez

We offer Suboxone treatment for opiate addiction in a caring and non-judgmental office setting. Suboxone (buprenorphine) is a daily medication that helps control pain pill and heroin cravings, while keeping you out of withdrawal. Unlike methadone which initially requires daily clinic visits, Suboxone can be taken at home with a prescription from your doctor. Our goal is for you to live a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. Get started in treatment today.

Call Today 513-543-6600

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President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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New Hampshire Addiction Crisis

womens-recoveryNBC News recently reported on the heroin crisis that New Hampshire residents have witnessed. Unprecedented numbers of people from all age groups are struggling with opioid addiction. Many are now deceased with estimates putting the number at nearly 400 who died from a fatal overdose just last year.

New Hampshire is reported to have no state-funded methadone programs to assist those experiencing severe heroin and other opioid addiction. There are several private clinics, but those are currently full with waiting lists for individuals who hope to one day be admitted.

Diane St. Onge, director of the Manchester Comprehensive Treatment Center, is quoted as saying “We need more treatment options. People’s lives are at stake.” Her clinic is presently operating at capacity with 540 patients according to the NBC article. Scores of untreated addicted adults are seeking treatment. When clinics are at capacity, they are forced to place prospective patients on a waiting list.

It is estimated that a significant number of the overdoses are related to heroin and other opiates being mixed with fentanyl and other substances. This makes the potency of the drugs being used almost impossible to predict thus greatly increasing the chance of accidental overdose.

Detox or medication-assisted treatment are the primary modes of intervention for those with opioid addiction. While there has been a substantial increase nationwide in the number of clinics dedicated to treating opioid addiction, there remain numerous areas throughout the country where methadone and suboxone support services are not yet readily available.

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Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

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