Denver Methadone and Suboxone Treatment

BHG Denver Downtown Treatment Center

bhg-logo5250 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: (303) 629-5293

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday,
5:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday, 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Website: www.bhgrecovery.com

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. They provide pharmacotherapeutic maintenance and detoxification services in a conventional outpatient setting. BHG’s services include Methadone maintenance and Buprenorphine (aka: Suboxone) maintenance programs.

 

BHG Downtown Treatment Center: (303) 629-5293

 

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Denver, Colorado is home to a number of methadone clinics and drug treatment programs which offer methadone, suboxone, or both. Typically, local suboxone-approved physicians provide suboxone to opioid-addicted patients suffering with debilitating opioid withdrawal. Suboxone has risen in popularity due in part to its effectiveness in reducing opiate withdrawal symptoms and the convenience it offers over daily visits to a methadone clinic. Methadone remains the leading medication-assisted intervention for moderate to severe opioid addiction. We have provided below links to additional information on methadone program structure & benefits, an opioid dependence overview, addiction-recovery counseling, and current job openings in methadone clinics around the United States.


Denver Methadone Clinics
BHG Denver Downtown
Treatment Center
5250 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 629-5293
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
777 Bannock Street, Unit 9
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 436-3315
ARTS Univ of CO Health Science Ctr
Westside Center for Change
393 South Harlan Street, Suite 250
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 935-7004
North Denver Behavioral Health Center 7290 Samuel Drive, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 487-7776
ARTS Univ of CO Health Science Ctr
Potomac Street Center
1330 South Potomac Street, Suite 104-A
Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 283-5991

 

Denver Buprenorphine Suboxone Treatment
Magnolia Medical
Suboxone Clinic

(Dr. Pradeep Raj Rai)
2172 South Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 625-9252
BHG Denver Downtown
Treatment Center
5250 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 629-5293
Dr. Charles Shuman 1127 Auraria Parkway, Suite 25
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 870-8331
Carol Traut, M.D. 777 Bannock Street
Unit 9
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 436-5711
Christian Conrad Thurstone, M.D. 1155 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 436-5711
Carolyn C. Ross, M.D., MPH 1890 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80205
(520) 440-0079
Sara M. Markey, M.D 165 Cook Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-0738
Gregory Lynn Kirk, M.D. 2036 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 334-8328
William B. Swafford, M.D. 1827 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-5894
Jody T. Ryan, M.D. Mental Health Center of Denver
1733 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 504-1023
Jane A. Kennedy, D.O. 1894 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-0202
Edmund Casper, M.D. 3400 East Bayaud Avenue
Suite 210
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 880-3545
Steven Leigh Wright, M.D. 950 East Harvard Avenue
Unit # 660
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 744-2706
Scott Alan Humphreys, D.O. 1601 East 19th Avenue
Suite 4005
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 394-2060
Deborah Lopez Stegner, M.D. Department of Psychiatry
4455 East 12th
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 315-9062
Rachel Anne Davis, M.D. Mental Health Center of Denver
4353 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 504-1200
Boulder Clinic Inc
Denver Behavioral Health Ctr Downtown
1337 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 629-5293
Phoenix Concept 2162 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 293-3620
ARTS Univ of CO Health Science Ctr
Peer 1 Administration
1827 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-5894
Mental Health Center of Denver
Downing Site
1634 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 504-1800
Boulder Clinic Inc
North Denver Behavioral Health Center
7290 Samuel Drive
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 487-7776
ARTS Univ of CO Health Science Ctr
The Haven Mother's House
3844 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
(303) 761-7626
ARTS Univ of CO Health Science Ctr
The Haven Day Treatment
3630 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
(303) 761-7626
Denver Suboxone Services

Magnolia Medical Suboxone Clinic
magnolia medical suboxone

Dr. Pradeep Raj Rai
2172 South Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: (303) 625-9252

Fax: (800) 906-6601
Website: www.MagnoliaMed.com
Email: office@magnoliamed.com

Open by appointment only. Call us at 303-625-9252 or email us at office@magnoliamed.com. Magnolia Medical is the leading Suboxone Clinic located in Denver serving the entire state of Colorado. After the initial month of maintenance treatment, our visits are monthly and our schedule is very flexible for our patients schedules including night and weekend clinic appointments. Using the latest techniques through Suboxone treatment, we help our patients overcome their opioid based addictions. Our treatment targets opiates such as heroin, hydrocodone, oxycotin, morphine, benzos, and other pain killers. Call us today to find out more information or to schedule an appointment for a tailored treatment plan to get your life back on a positive track. Find us at magnoliamed.com.

 

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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Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

More: Question and Answers on how methadone works

 

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