Corpus Christi Methadone Treatment

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This city has several area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via local 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.





Corpus Christi Methadone Clinics
South Texas Subst Abuse Recovery Servs
(STSARS)
907 Antelope Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 882-9979
Toxicology Associates Inc 5233 IH 37, Suite C-17
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
(713) 541-3218

 

Corpus Christi Buprenorphine Providers
Kang Sun Lee, M.D. 2606 Hospital Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 980-1964
Francisco A. Acebo 515 Clifford Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 888-5467
Daniela Badea-Mic, M.D. 527 Gordon Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 850-8300
Tone Johnson, Jr., M.D. 3138 S Alameda, Suite A
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 884-4131
Thelma Lopez-Lira, M.D. 4525 South Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 980-1201
Michael A. Hernandez, M.D. 5022 Holly Road
Suite 104
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 906-0166
Krishnaiah Rayasam, M.D. 4234 Weber Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 854-8075
Umamaheswara R. Maruvada, M.D. 4234 Weber Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-2090
Murthy V. Mangipudi, M.D. 4234 Weber Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-2090
Michael G. Fuentes, M.D. 5656 South Staples
Suite 252
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(361) 888-7716
Jose E. Pagan, M.D. 5934 South Staples
Suite 230
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(361) 993-1640
Raul R. Capitaine, M.D. 6000 South Staples
Suite 406
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(361) 993-4835
Orel Michael Everett, M.D. 6458 Saratoga
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
(361) 991-1030
Ryan N. Potter, M.D. 5734 Spohn Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
(361) 882-4452
James May, M.D. 6625 Wooldridge
Suite 402
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
(361) 992-5525
Carlos R. Estrada, M.D. 6625 Wooldridge Road
Suite 201
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
(361) 993-8358
Jeffrey D. Johnson, D.O. 3817 SPID
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
(361) 857-0178
Samuel B. Ganz, D.O. 13509 Camino de Plata
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
(361) 949-8806


Opioid Treatment Center in Scottsdale Arizona

smc-recovery-3Recently joining Methadone.US is a newly opened methadone treatment program in Scottsdale, Arizona: SMC Recovery. SMC offer methadone for opioid addiction as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for treating all varieties of addictive disorders.

Both modalities of treatment are deemed best practice interventions by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and they are evidence-based treatment models. Evidence-based means that the treatment approaches have been thoroughly researched and shown to be effective in helping patients achieve success with identified treatment goals.

More specifically, SMC Recovery offers medication-assisted treatment, IOP, outpatient, group counseling, family groups, and individual therapy to adults 18 years and older. Prospective patients in the Scottsdale area can reach SMC staff at (480) 998-4673 (HOPE) or via the email address listed on the Scottsdale page of the Methadone.US website.

SMC Recovery’s narcotic treatment program is available to all individuals who meet ASAM criteria for admission to opioid treatment. Priority admission status is provided … Read more

Methadone Treatment Services

methadone-treatment-resourcesWhen one thinks of methadone treatment, they usually consider the power of methadone to eliminate opiate withdrawal and the value this has to someone fighting off withdrawal sickness.

Methadone treatment actually consists of more than just the “medication assistance” component. Real treatment always addresses the underlying lifestyle, thinking, and behavioral elements that are a significant part of the addictive process. These areas are specifically addressed through counseling. All opioid treatment programs providing methadone in the United States are required to also offer counseling to their patients in order to help them achieve true and lasting success.

Some patients will need more counseling & emotional support than others. But all patients new to the recovery process will need to receive basic education on addiction as an illness, how to build a personal recovery program, and to have an opportunity to develop new coping and relapse prevention skills.

Methadone clinics in the U.S. vary in the ways that they deliver counseling services. … Read more

Suboxone Facilitates Safety and Recovery

suboxone-doctorSuboxone is a leading medication in the treatment of opioid dependence and has been available since 2002 when the FDA approved Subutex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and Suboxone tablets (buprenorphine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride).

Suboxone tablets have since been replaced by the thin sublingual suboxone film that is also dissolved under the tongue. While methadone has been highly successful for several decades, suboxone has expanded the range of options for those suffering with opioid withdrawal.

Fighting off opioid withdrawal is at the core of opioid addiction and is chiefly responsible for the stress that addicted individuals feel as they try to function normally each day. Suboxone not only helps patients eliminate opioid withdrawal sickness and associated cravings, but it also brings the opportunity to function again as an employee, a parent, or a spouse.

Many patients report not only feeling relief from the welcomed absence of withdrawal sickness, but recapturing the focus necessary to make strides in other important areas of their … Read more

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