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 Suboxone Treatment
Trupti V. Patel, M.D.
Premier Recovery Center
4449 Easton Way, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 547-6237
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
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


Methadone Maintenance For Opioid Treatment

methadone-and-opioid-treatmentOpioid Treatment is a category that includes several different interventions or approaches relating to opioid use disorders. People sometimes mistake opioid treatment for “opioid detox” when they are technically two different processes.

Opioid detox refers to the process of helping an opioid addicted individual discontinue their use of opioids and be medically monitored as the body withdraws from them. In a supervised setting, a person is typically assisted through a short-term opioid detox (3-10 days) by the administration of various medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms like clonidine (to guard against high blood pressure), vistaril (to reduce nausea and anxiety), and even buprenorphine (to minimize the severity of the opioid withdrawal process).

There are also variations on an opioid detox referred to as a taper. A taper often occurs on an outpatient basis and involves a more gradual reduction in dosage of either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) over time. This taper may take as long as 90 days and … Read more

Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more

Methadone and Other Medications

doc66Methadone is FDA-approved for pain management and the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone is a relatively safe and highly effective medication when used exactly as prescribed. It is currently in use in the United States and around the world following years of conclusive research on methadone’s efficacy and safety.

It is important for patients receiving methadone to know that it can interact with other central nervous system depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines such as xanax, klonopin, valium, and librium as well as similarly acting non-benzodiazepine agents like ambien (a popular sleep aid). When methadone is mixed with these other medications, there is an increased risk of sedation and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, individuals mixing methadone and other CNS depressants have gone into respiratory failure.

For those who have chosen to receive methadone in an opioid treatment program, they will discover that a proper dose of methadone not only eliminates opiate withdrawal & cravings, but will also block … Read more