Delaware Methadone Clinics



Delaware Methadone Clinics
ATS of Delaware, Inc. 2999 Philadelphia Pike Claymont (302) 792-0700
Kent Sussex Community Services 1241 College Park Dr. Dover (302) 735-7790
Connections Community Support Programs — Dover 688 S. Bay Road Dover (302) 672-9360
Kent County Community Services 20728 North DuPont Boulevard Georgetown (302) 854-0172
Connections CSP, Inc-Millsboro 1 Nanticoke Crossing Millsboro (302) 947-1920
ARS New Castle LLC 263 Quigley Blvd. New Castle (302) 323-9400
Brandywine Counseling, Inc. at South Chapel 24 Brookhill Drive Newark (302) 454-3020
Connections CSP, Inc. – Newark 3304 Polly Drummond Office Plaza Newark (302) 454-7520
AMS of Delaware, LLC 20468 Coastal Hwy, Suite 101 Rehoboth Beach (302) 227-1320
Brandywine Counseling, Inc., Lancaster 2713 Lancaster Ave. Wilmington (302) 656-2348
 

Delaware has its methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors concentrated mostly in and around its metropolitan urban centers. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the United States, more medical providers are preparing themselves to assist people suffering with moderate to severe opioid dependency. While some individuals are able to detox successfully from opioids under supervised care, many discover that medication-assisted treatment is necessary to help them either avoid painful opioid withdrawal or to facilitate their journey into long term recovery. Methadone and (buprenorphine) suboxone are the two most popular & effective medication-assisted therapies available for opiate addicted persons. Both medications are FDA-approved, SAMHSA endorsed, and have been successfully utilized in treating opioid addiction for more than a decade. With methadone in particular, its success profile dates back to over 40 years in the United States.



Treating Opioid Addiction

The science of treating opioid addiction has become increasingly popular in both medical circles and in the addiction treatment community.

For decades, medical professionals and even popular recovery organizations did not quite understand how giving an opioid addict a replacement medication could actually facilitate recovery.

Part of the dilemma was that those who defined “recovery” did so using an old school philosophical approach originally crafted for alcoholism. But science has taught us that not all addictions are exactly the same. While there are certainly commonalities between the various substance use disorders, there are very important distinctions and differences which affect the recovery process.

You cannot prescribe a medication that is effective with depression, and expect that same medication to resolve schizophrenia or an anxiety disorder. While they are all mental health disorders that can debilitate a patient, there are critical differences between these disorders and in the overall treatment plan for addressing each one.

Similarly with addiction, science is teaching us that a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery is detrimental and often unproductive.

With opioid addiction in particular, the disease progression is quite unlike most other addictive illnesses. While the medical profession has evolved that understanding, the recovery community and general society has at times struggled to comprehend the necessity of medication-assisted treatment for the opioid addicted.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s, Nurses, and Counselors all play a part in educating patients, their families, the community, and government on the key role that medication plays in the successful management of an opioid use disorder. Methadone, subutex, suboxone, vivitrol, and other medication choices make the difference between recovery success and repeated recovery failures.

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Overdose Fatalities Beginning to Decrease

Various news outlets are reporting new statistics which indicate deaths from opioid overdose are beginning to go down.

The Associated Press reports that for the first time in a decade overdoses among New York residents (outside of NYC) have declined 15.9%. Government officials are quoted as saying that about 80% of the overdose deaths were attributable to heroin or fentanyl.

The AP cited a new CDC (Centers For Disease Control) July 2019 study which showed overdose deaths in 2018 fell for the first time in nearly three decades.

Various public education efforts and New York’s Opioid Task Force are thought to be significant catalysts for the slowdown in opioid overdoses. The availability of naloxone has also been highly instrumental in impacting overdoses nationwide with many communities across the country now providing naloxone kits for free.

A number of metro areas in the U.S. are also examining the feasibility of mobile opioid treatment since transportation to clinics or physicians is often an impediment to accessing medication-assisted treatment resources.

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Comprehensive Opioid Treatment at Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) currently provides 54 top flight opioid addiction treatment centers in the United States. The company specializes in medication-assisted treatment using methadone, buprenorphine, and buprenorphine/naloxone.

BHG takes a patient-centered approach to treating addictive disorders offering counseling as a fundamental component of the overall treatment model. Because of this individualized treatment approach, 97% of patients surveyed indicate they would recommend BHG Recovery to a friend or family member suffering from opioid addiction.

Additionally, 99% of patients report that their mental health and quality of life improved since their BHG admission. 60% of unemployed patients were able to obtain employment after one year of treatment.

Hope, Respect, and Caring are tenets of BHG’s treatment program, and their staff strive to provide this from the moment a patient first walks in to receive help. All of BHG’s treatment centers provide care in an outpatient setting.

In 2019, BHG Recovery added (6) additional U.S. clinics to the Methadone.US national directory list …

1. Franklin, VA – BHG Franklin Treatment Center
2. Chesapeake, VA – BHG Chesapeake South Treatment Center
3. Glen Allen, VA – BHG Glen Allen Treatment Center
4. Mobile, AL – BHG Mobile Treatment Center
5. Cullman, AL – BHG Cullman Treatment Center
6. Washington, DC – BHG Washington DC Treatment Center

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Subutex and Methadone in Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Recovery from opioid addiction initially centers around physical stabilization: specifically the management of opioid withdrawal. This is an essential step for the vast majority of opioid addicted people seeking help. Research has shown a 90% failure rate for opioid treatment programs that do not offer medication assistance.

Methadone was the original medication FDA-approved for treating opioid addiction although Subutex has been recently introduced into opioid treatment programs around the country as a viable alternative. Subutex is effective especially for milder levels of opioid dependency.

Subutex is a brand name version of buprenorphine, the partial opioid agonist that reduces withdrawal symptom sickness. Most patients are familiar with “Suboxone” which is a popular buprenorphine-based film that is dissolved under the tongue and is taken once per day. It differs from Subutex in that it contains naloxone so that it cannot be easily abused intravenously.

A number of methadone clinics began offering subutex in the past few years in an effort to expand treatment options for patients. Because subutex can be abused, it is typically administered daily in the clinic by a nurse where it can be supervised.

If you are considering entering a treatment program for opioid misuse, you may want to ask about the variety of medications utilized by the clinic or physician. Some patients have successfully transitioned from methadone to subutex while others enter the program starting with subutex. This is a decision best made in conjunction with your treating doctor who can formulate a treatment plan based on your history of opioid use.

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Opioid Treatment Program Rules

Methadone programs and doctors who prescribe buprenorphine serve a very important function in helping the country cope with the opioid crisis. They are also a life-saving link for patients who have suffered for years with an overwhelming addiction.

Operating a methadone clinic or buprenorphine/suboxone practice is typically a complex endeavor. Clinics that offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) must comply with a myriad of mandates and policy requirements from the DEA, the local State Methadone Authority, accreditation organizations like CARF and JCAH, SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration}, and 3rd party payers who help fund treatment services.

Patients understand that a well-run treatment clinic offers many benefits. Quality services are only delivered when there is an organizational commitment to helping people while also being able to meet all of the operational requirements such as timely documentation of services (paperwork) and appropriate support of staff & counselors,

Sometimes patients will complain about “so many clinic rules” although many patients appreciate their clinic’s dedication to professionalism and its ability to meet the standards of good quality care. Within most treatment facilities are several key staff who oversee its daily operation and the provision of services. These are the Clinical Director, the Medical Director or primary prescribing physician, the Nurse Supervisor, and possibly clinical staff Team Leaders who do the work of coordinating the clinics many daily activities.

While the list of clinic rules can seem long, there is nearly always an important underlying reason for that rule to exist. Most methadone clinics distribute a Handbook for clients that outlines their rights as an opioid treatment patient as well as guidelines for obtaining dosage adjustments and progressing successfully through treatment.

Opioid treatment, and medication-assistance in particular, must be carefully monitored. This is to insure patient safety and to minimize the risk of medication errors. Please support your local methadone or suboxone clinic with words of encouragement and positive feedback when it is earned. Conversely, it is important to speak up as well if serious problems are occurring. Always make an effort to communicate first with the clinic’s clinical and administrative staff if experiencing a problem. If an honest effort to resolve an issue in this manner is not productive, then contacting one’s local State Methadone Authority is sometimes a logical next step for addressing an important concern.

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Delaware Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Rafiya Baig, M.D. 725 Horsepond Road
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 747-1117
Ronald M. Lieberman, D.O. 1673 South State Street
Suite B
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-8444
Donald Norris Pyle II, D.O. Dover Behavioral Health System
725 Horsepond Road
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 741-0140
Khaled Shams Mirza, M.D. 725 Horse Pond Road
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 747-1100
Ganesh R. Balu, M.D. 240 Beiser Boulevard
Suite 201A-F
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 734-7246
Thuya Aye, M.D. 1025 South Govenors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 734-9150
Dilipkumar J. Joshi, M .D. 874 B Walker Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 369-3533
Lillian V. Kraman-Roach, M.D. 846 Walker Road
Suite 31-2
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 674-9188
Nathan L. Centers, M.D. Kent County Counseling Services
1241 College Park Drive
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 735-7794
Joseph A. Glick, M.D. 528A East Market Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(888) 226-6160
Antonio C. Sacre, M.D. 9 Spring Meadow Lane
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 234-8770
Adam Scott Bowman, M.D. Connections Community Support Programs
24832 John J. Williams Highway, Unit 5
Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 947-1920
Sajjad A. Savul, M.D. 263 Quigley Boulevard
Suite 1A
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 323-9400
Imran Trimzi, M.D. 1901 North DuPont Highway
Springer Building
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 740-4488
Alexander M. Jacobson, M.D. 575 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-3330
Khaja G. Yezdani, M.D. 191 Christiana Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-1794
Gregory Peter Papa, D.O. 3620 North Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 652-3545
David J. Jezyk, M.D. Alpha Primary Core- Bear
1450 Puloski Highway
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 597-6810
Mohamed Ahmed, M.D. 1450 Pulaski Highway
Newark, DE 19702
(404) 323-6072
Chandrakala Kathiravan, M.D. Horizon House-Echo Center
261 Chapman Road, Suite 102
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 266-3246
Shazia Khan, M.D. Horizon House – ECHO Center
261 Chapman Road, Suite 102
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 266-3246
Christina Elaine Jones, M.D. Glasgow Spine & Wellness
650 Plaza Drive
Newark, DE 19702
(443) 309-0480
Praful C. Desai, M.D. 260 Chapman Road
Suite 100-C
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 738-7040
Athena T. Jolly, M.D. Brandywine Counseling & Community Svcs
24 Brookhill Drive
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-3020
Ronald John Rosenbaum, M.D. Horizon House, Inc.
261 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 266-3246
Nana Berikashvili, M.D. Horizon House, Inc., Echo Clinic
261 Chapman Road, Suite 100/102
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 266-3246
Ivan Cohen, M.D. University Office Plaza, Bellevue Blgd.
262 Chapman Road, Suite 100
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 292-0888
Dolly Mishra, D.O. 100 Rockford Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 996-5480
Dilipkumar J. Joshi, M .D. 314 East Main Street
Suite # 403
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-3533
Sajjad A. Savul, M.D. 314 East Main Street
Suite 403
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-3533
Caroline Imonkune Ekong, M.D. Rockford Center
100 Rockford Drive
Newark, DE 19712
(302) 996-5480
Judy M. Lim, M.D. 620 Stanton Christiana Road
Suite 305
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 999-8830
Kimberly Valentine, M.D. MidAtlantic Behavioral Health
910 South Chapel Street
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 224-1400
Nicholas O. Biasotto, D.O. 630 Stewart Christian Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 998-1211
Jorge A. Pereira-Ogan, M.D. Medical Arts Pavilion I
4745 Stanton Ogletown Road, Suite 124
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-9900
Gaber Y. Yacoub 910 South Chapel Street
Suite 102
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 224-1400
Debora A. Roberts, M.D. 20468 Coastal Highway
Medical Aid
Rehoboth, DE 19971
(302) 227-2774
Dennis James Kondash, D.O. 100 Laurel Street
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(570) 430-9031
Thomas F. Kelly, M.D. AMS of Delaware
20468 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-4477
(302) 227-1320
Raphaele Todaro, M.D. 26 East Glenwood Avenue
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 765-2345
Laurie Ann Spraga, D.O. 801 West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 584-3984
John Giuliano, D.O. Connections CSP
500 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 377-2892
Scott Houser, M.D. 500 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 984-2302
Ranga N. Ram, M.D. 410 Foulk Road
Suite 105
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 762-2285
Elton John Smith 1701 Augustine Cutoof
Suite 8
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 428-1701
Andrew Donohue, M.D. 1701 Augustine Cut Off
Suite 8
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 235-3725
Maria D. Perez, M.D. 1701 Augustine Cut-Off
Building 1, Suite 12
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 571-0730
Kathy Camille Cornelius, M.D. 1802 West 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-5822
Carol Alvarado Barrentes, M.D. 534 Greenhill Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 421-3388
Paul John Hannan, M.D. 2800 Lancaster Avenue
Suite 6
Wilmington, DE 19805
(623) 451-6398
I. L. Lifrak, M.D. 1010 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 654-7317
Charlene A. Browne, M.D. 31-32 A Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 777-5473
Alina Gover, M.D. 1815 West 13th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 652-4705
Norman R. Robinson, M.D. 31-A Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 777-5473
Jerome P. Gluckman, M.D. 1815 West 13th Street
Suite 1
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 655-2214
George Dutkewych, M.D. Trolley Square
Suite 31- 32 A
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 777-5473
Patricia Lifrak, M.D., MBA 1701 Shallcross Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 654-7317
Liana Lera-Ayotte, M.D. 5231 West Woodmill Drive
Unit 45
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 543-5180
Brian LaRocco, M.D. 5231 West Woodmill Drive
Suite 45
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 543-5180
John V. Fenice, M.D. 2601 Annand Drive
Suite 4
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-3334
Jonathan W. Kamen Mill Creek Medical Center
4512 Kirkwood Highway, Suite 301
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 947-4111
Pasquale Fucci, M.D. Heritage Plaza
Suite 22/23, Annand Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 994-4606
Seth London Ivins, M.D. 2601 Annand Drive
Suite 19
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8830
Raphaele Todaro, M.D. 234 Philadelphia Pike
Suite 8
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 765-2345
Preet D. Joshi, M.D. 3521 Silverside Road
Suite 2B, Quillen Building
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 981-3304
Mujib R. Obeidy, M.D. 3519 Silverside Road
Ridgely 102
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 478-5900
Marc David Grobman, D.O. 3411 Silverside Road
102 Weldin Bldg
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 479-0580
Jeffrey S. Meyers, M.D. 1600 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 428-5954