Columbus Methadone Treatment

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Columbus, Ohio has numerous area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via Columbus physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Columbus Methadone Clinics
COMPDRUG Corporation
Methadone Program/Outpatient AOD Trt
547 East 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 224-4506×126
Maryhaven Inc
Inpatient/Outpatient for Youths/Adults
1791 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 445-8131

 

Columbus Buprenorphine Treatment
Steven Charles Matson, M.D. ADOLESCENT CLINIC
899 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-2458
Theresa Luken, M.D. Crossroads Care
7243 Sawmill Rd.
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 790-0600
Trupti V. Patel, M.D. OSU East- Attn. Talbot Hall
1492 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 257-3950
Tom H. Pepper, M.D. Talbot Hall OSU Hosp East
1492 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 257-3896
Peter D. Rogers, M.D., MPH, FASAM Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital
700 Childrens Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-2458
Jose Villavicencio, M.D. South German Village Medical Center
1730 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 444-7502
Michael Joseph Kirwin, M.D. 1466 Northwest Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 598-9960
Verdena Lynette Lee, D.O. 1299 Olentangy River Road
Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 291-9950
David Rodrigo Marques, M.D. 4850 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43213
(614) 566-0950
Jeffrey Allen Briggs, M.D. 3650 Olentangy River Road
Suite 302
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 884-1602
Michael Thomas Unger, M.D. Southeast, Inc.
16 West Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 225-0980
John A. Johnson, M.D. 2 Miranova Place
Suite 390
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 225-0400
W. David Leak, M.D. 1680 Watermark Drive
Suite 100-A
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 358-7246
Azeem Abdul Qureshi, M.D. 420 North James Road
Columbus, OH 43218
(614) 257-5339
Phillip Lloyd Borders, M.D. Chalmers P. Wylie VA Amb. Care Center
420 North James Road
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 257-5200×2503
Angelice L. Alexander, M.D. Pro-Health Services, LLC
1161 Bethel Road, Suite 303
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 442-2600
Ujwala Pagedar, M.D. 1161 Bethel Road
Suite # 303
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 442-2600
David Dean Brill, M.D. 4626 Sawmill Road
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 538-9339
Lawrence Mendel, D.O. 770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222
(614) 752-1700
Ohio State University Medical Center
Universities Hosp East/Talbot Hall
1492 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 257-3760
Maryhaven Inc
Inpatient/Outpatient for Youths/Adults
1791 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 445-8131
Amethyst Inc 527 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 242-1284
Woods at Parkside 349 Olde Ridenour Road
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 471-2552


Why Methadone Is Effective

methadone-researchMany opioid addicted individuals eventually become interested in methadone after hearing others speak of its effectiveness in eliminating opiate withdrawal sickness.

Methadone has been in use for well over 40 years as a leading treatment for opioid addiction. There are now hundreds of methadone clinics in operation across the U.S. The popularity of methadone as an addiction treatment rests in its proven benefit in completely removing withdrawal symptoms and in methadone’s uniquely long half life.

Heroin and most prescription opiates have a quick onset, short duration. In other words, you feel the effect quickly but the effect does not last long. Methadone is designed to remain in an individual’s system for a prolonged period of time thus keeping withdrawal symptoms at bay for a full day or longer.

Someone who is opioid tolerant and adjusted to their daily methadone medication will experience no high whatsoever from the medication. It will not interfere with their daily responsibilities, work, family, or other … Read more

Massachusetts Is Prohibited From Banning Zohydro

court-decisionSomewhat of a surprise was the recent ruling that the state of Massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, from being prescribed in the state. The manufacturer of Zohydro, Zogenix, had argued that the ban was not constitutional and must be reversed.

The state governor, Deval Patrick, had announced his intention to make Zohydro unavailable since the manufacturer’s initial plan was to provide it without a tamper-proof component to deter abuse and potential overdose.

Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state of Massachusetts had exceeded its authority in banning the drug, and she consequently implemented a preliminary injunction temporarily reversing the ban. The governor expressed disappointment that the public’s safety concerns were not sufficient to halt the sale of Zohydro, but he stated he would pursue other channels for addressing the widespread opioid abuse problem that is continuing to grow in the state and across the country.

Opioid pain medications have become a primary drug of abuse for … Read more

Recovery From Heroin Addiction Helps Parenting

methadone-clinic-7When a parent enters treatment for opioid addiction and begins methadone dosing, hopefully that person embraces the recovery process and the resumption of certain responsibilities that may have been neglected during addiction.

Many parents in addiction live with a sense of regret and shame over not always being there for their children. Opiate addiction is particularly brutal and can derail a person’s priorities for extended periods of time. Families can suffer, and their bonds strained to the limit for years because of drug addiction.

When a parent begins to find true recovery and is able to take an honest look at their life, they recognize how their mistakes affected others – most often their families and particularly their children.

Effective parenting requires a notable combination of talents & abilities – obviously love mixed with patience, availability, consistency, and attention. These qualities suffer and are diminished for a majority of addicted parents when drugs are in control. As the years roll … Read more

Opiate Abuse Epidemic Addressed by Massachusetts Governor

massachusettsThe State of Massachusetts is experiencing dramatic levels of opioid abuse and their Governor, Deval Patrick, is sharply focused on addressing the problem. A compelling Boston Globe article has highlighted the growing problem with heroin and other opiates across the state noting that 185 people died of heron overdose between November 2013 and February 2014.

Also mentioned in the article was the state’s plan to increase funding for drug treatment by $20 million and to prohibit the sale of Zohydro, a highly potent prescription painkiller that has drawn much attention and criticism due to its ability to potentially worsen the opioid epidemic in America.

Governor Patrick has declared the opioid abuse problem a public health emergency and is taking active measures to increase the availability of naloxone to Massachusetts public workers so that they can intervene to save the lives of those experiencing an opiate overdose. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid overdose within … Read more

Doctors and Prescriptions For Pain Medication

oxycodone-prescriptionReceiving increased attention across the country are concerns about prescription pain medication and to what extent prescribers are using caution and due diligence in administering them.

In addition to opioid addiction treatment centers that often employ methadone, pain management clinics also utilize methadone as well as other beneficial but potentially addictive opioid medications such as hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. Often, in addition to painkiller prescriptions, pain management physicians will prescribe powerful benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin to manage patients’ stress and anxiety symptoms.

The potential problems which can emerge from these medication combinations is fairly extensive. First, uninformed patients can develop a rapid physical dependency on pain meds if not properly educated. Patients also run the risk of accidental overdose when combining powerful drugs like methadone, oxycodone, and xanax. There is a serious risk to the community when a physician overprescribes because powerful pain medications and benzodiazepines have a premium “street value”, and are often diverted and sold to naive, … Read more

When Emotional Pain Fuels Relapse

grief-and-lossPeople in recovery from addiction face very substantial stresses. The stress of trying to cope with cravings & urges, the stress of facing life and trying to resolve problems, and the common pressure of trying to make ends meet when finances are not in good shape.

While many addicted individuals find that they are more resilient than perhaps they ever believed, loss can sometimes be a particularly crippling experience. People from all walks of life suffer and struggle with losses – divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, income, security, or health.

A recent New York Times article briefly profiled a young woman released from prison who was trying to stay clean from heroin. She really missed her child who had been removed from her custody. While she loved her baby, she also recognized she was not yet ready to resume the pressures and responsibilities of parenting until she got herself on more solid, sober … Read more