Cleveland Methadone Treatment

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Cleveland offers both suboxone, typically provided by local private doctors, and methadone which is available through area methadone clinics. Methadone has been used as an effective treatment for opiate addiction for over 40 years. Suboxone (containing buprenorphine) has been on the market for over 10 years and works well for a significant number of opioid addicted people suffering with opioid withdrawal. Listed below are links to additional info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid addiction, recovery counseling, and recent job openings in methadone clinics.

Cleveland Methadone Clinics
Cleveland Treatment Center Inc 1127 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 861-4246×240
Community Action Against Addiction 5209 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 881-0765×202
Lutheran Hospital Alcohol
and Drug Recovery Center
1730 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 363-2230
Department of Veterans Affairs
Recovery Center (VARC)
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 791-3800


Cleveland Buprenorphine Treatment
Mohsen Vazirian, M.D. 2800 Euclid Avenue
Suite 110
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 633-3969
Siddharth Arora, D.O. 2800 Euclid Avenue
Suite 110
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 444-9676
Michael C. Carlisle, D.O. Hanna Pavilion
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 844-8725
Margaret M. Kotz, D.O. ARS-Hannah Pavillion
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 983-3066
Christina M. Delos Reyes, M.D. Hanna Pavilioin
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 844-3880
Mary H. Rabb, D.O. VAMC
10701 East Boulevard, Room 210-300
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 791-3800×4725
Richard Joseph DeFranco, M.D. 12409 Lorain Avenue
In The Hudec Dental Building
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 252-6670
Wendy Cicek, M.D. Metro Health McCafferty Family Practice
4242 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 651-1199
Gregory X Boehm, M.D. 1320 Washington Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(440) 777-9200
John H. Nickels, M.D. 2307 West 14th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 687-4003
Bruce J. Merkin, M.D. Saint Vincent Charity Hospital
2351 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 363-2580
Chris L. Adelman, M.D. 2351 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 363-2627
Theodore V. Parran, Jr., M.D. 2351 E. 22nd St., Rosary Hall
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 363-2580
Nirmala Nandigam, M.D. 4901 Turney Road
Cleveland, OH 44125
(216) 641-7173
Gregory Collins, M.D. 9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
(216) 444-2970
Edward Conner Covington, Jr.., M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk C-21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
(216) 444-5964
Stella Maris 1320 Washington Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-0550
Matt Talbot Inn
2270 Professor Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-0288
Recovery Resources 2900 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-9222
Cleveland Treatment Center Inc
Ohio Bureau Of Drug Abuse
1127 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 861-4246
Rosary Hall 2351 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 363-2580
Recovery Resources
Women/Family Services Program
Metzenbaum Childrens Center
3343 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 241-5557

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 recovery 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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Acadia Healthcare Opioid Treatment Programs

Acadia HealthcareAcadia is a large U.S. based company who provide a broad range of behavioral healthcare services that target mental health and substance abuse problems in children, teenagers, and adults.

Their inpatient facilities provide approximately 9200 beds in 37 states including the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company’s outpatient addiction services specialize in opioid addiction and medication-assisted treatment for those suffering with heroin and other opioid dependencies. Each Acadia clinic utilizes methadone and suboxone in their overall treatment.

Acadia recently acquired CRC Health Group and in so doing raised their total number of opioid treatment programs to about 90 – currently making them the single largest provider in the United States.

Acadia just added 10 more clinics to Methadone.US and site visitors can find more information about Acadia’s Opioid Treatment Programs by visiting these recently added cities on the Methadone.US website:

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