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
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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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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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CVS Standing For Life and Safety

methadone-recovery-1It was announced late last month that CVS Drugstores intends to expand their provision of non-prescription naloxone into 12 additional U.S. States. Currently, they provide naloxone over-the-counter in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but will begin offering the life-saving medication in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Naloxone has gained attention in recent years due to its ability to reverse opioid overdoses. Over 44,000 people have died annually in the United States from drug overdose with a majority of those stemming from heroin or prescription pain medication. Naloxone has been successfully utilized in emergency rooms and on site in communities around the country reversing opioid overdose and saving thousands of lives.

It is critically important to recognize that people who have suffered with addiction are sometimes close to a lasting recovery. There is a popular expression used lately that is somewhat stark though true and thought-provoking. The expression goes “You can’t recover if you’re dead.” While this may sound off-putting to some, it reminds us that people stuck in years of painful addiction can, and do, change. We would much rather have naloxone readily available to save a life and to provide a son, daughter, or friend the opportunity to change direction.

An addicted individual could be much closer to choosing a life of recovery than we might imagine. This happens on a daily basis. How, and when, someone recovers from addiction is hard to predict. All we can do is to offer them an open door to a new and better life.

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Heroin Said To Be Back With A Vengeance

stop-opioid-addictionChuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has expressed serious concerns about the continuing opioid addiction problem in America and the pervasive spread of heroin addiction in particular.

A Fox News article highlighted Mr. Rosenberg’s discussion of how the USA represents only 5% of the world’s population – but consumes 95% of the world’s hydrocodone. His position is that rampant overprescribing of opioids has been occurring for years. As individuals become addicted to prescription medications and are then cut off from further prescription refills, many turn to the illegal purchase of street opiates.

“Street” opiates are sold at a premium – often more than people can afford. This leads to increased crime in order to support the expensive habit or turning to heroin since it is reported to only cost about 20% of hydrocodone on the black market.

The Fox article states that nearly 44,000 per year are dying from drug overdose and that half of those overdoses are from prescription medications. Casualty rates have almost doubled over the last few years.

Also in the news last week was an announcement from Hillary Clinton that if elected President she plans to dedicate billions to opioid treatment. There are other candidates as well, including governor Chris Christie, that have expressed a similar commitment to addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. The groundswell of concern regarding opioid addiction has gained momentum over the past 2 years and is now an audible siren capturing the attention of many governmental leaders. It has become a real health hazard that cannot be ignored any longer.

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Making A New Start

methadone-graphicA study by the government agency SAMHSA indicated there were approximately 254,000 patients receiving methadone for opioid addiction in 2006. In 2015, it is most likely that number is much higher given the prevalence of opioid addiction and the continued expansion of outpatient opioid treatment services in the United States. Today, there are considerably more methadone clinics and suboxone-approved physicians than there were a decade ago.

Making a new start with medication-assisted treatment is what hundreds of people across the country are deciding to do for themselves every week. Addiction is a progressive illness – one in which a person’s ability to choose is severely compromised. Medication-assisted treatment using either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) provides an important open door to a more responsible, quality life.

A majority of individuals suffering with opioid addiction (particularly when the illness spans years) have experienced dramatic brain changes which deepened their physiological dependency on opiates. This physical dependency is not easily removed. It is severe and persistent thus leading the person to do whatever is necessary to avoid being sick from opioid withdrawal.

Most long-term addicted individuals will tell you they rarely, if ever, get high from the illicit substances they use. They are simply trying to avoid being sick from debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. When a patient chooses to receive methadone or buprenorphine under the supervision of a doctor, they are making a decision to face their illness and to do something constructive about it.

As a family or friend, it is very helpful to gain an understanding of addiction and how medication-assisted treatment can be life changing for a person stuck in the cycle of opiate addiction.

Making a new start can be a bit frightening. Will methadone work for me? Will my loved ones condemn me? What about my job, or my legal situation? It becomes easy to put off making a decision when so many questions come into play.

It is important to remember that the road to recovery begins with just one step forward. That step will lead to another and another. This new start is always available. The message is one of hope and opportunity. Opiate addiction is a treatable illness. Medication-assistance can make a real difference.

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