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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
Cleveland Suboxone Clinic
Dr. Nosson Goldfarb M.D.
6001 Cochran Rd., Suite 404C
Solon, OH 44139
(440) 809-8538
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
(805) 635-7246
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
Residential
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
Cleveland Suboxone Doctors


Cleveland Suboxone Clinic

Cleveland Suboxone Clinic
Dr. Nosson Goldfarb M.D.
cleveland-suboxone-clinic6001 Cochran Rd., Suite 404C
Solon, OH 44139

Phone: 440-809-8538
Website: www.ClevelandSuboxoneClinic.com

Our practice is warm and comfortable – our doctors take the time to approach each person as an individual. We believe that patients need compassion and a listening ear. Taking into account each patient’s unique circumstances enables us to create a plan that is not only effective and affordable but also fits into each person’s lifestyle. By creating a healing environment and through education, we empower our patients to journey forward in their pursuit of optimal wellness and recovery from addiction.

Call Today 440-809-8538

Cleveland Suboxone Clinic – 6001 Cochran Rd., Suite 404C

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Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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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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