Denver Methadone and Suboxone Treatment

BHG Denver Downtown Treatment Center

2222 E. 18th Avenue, Unit C
Denver, CO 80206

Phone: (303) 629-5293

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


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.



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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
2222 E. 18th Avenue, Unit C
Denver, CO 80206
(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
BHG Denver Downtown
Treatment Center
2222 E. 18th Avenue,
Unit C
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 629-5293
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
BHG Denver Downtown Treatment Center – 2222 E. 18th Avenue, Unit C

CVS Standing For Life and Safety

methadone-recovery-1It was announced late last month that CVS Drugstores intends to expand their provision of non-prescription naloxone into 12 additional U.S. States. Currently, they provide naloxone over-the-counter in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but will begin offering the life-saving medication in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Naloxone has gained attention in recent years due to its ability to reverse opioid overdoses. Over 44,000 people have died annually in the United States from drug overdose with a majority of those stemming from heroin or prescription pain medication. Naloxone has been successfully utilized in emergency rooms and on site in communities around the country reversing opioid overdose and saving thousands of lives.

It is critically important to recognize that people who have suffered with addiction are sometimes close to a lasting recovery. There is a popular expression used lately that is somewhat stark though true and thought-provoking. The expression goes “You can’t recovery if you’re dead.” While this may sound off-putting to some, it reminds us that people stuck in years of painful addiction can, and do, change. We would much rather have naloxone readily available to save a life and to provide a son, daughter, or friend the opportunity to change direction.

An addicted individual could be much closer to choosing a life of recovery than we might imagine. This happens on a daily basis. How, and when, someone recovers from addiction is hard to predict. All we can do is to offer them an open door to a new and better life.

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Heroin Said To Be Back With A Vengeance

stop-opioid-addictionChuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has expressed serious concerns about the continuing opioid addiction problem in America and the pervasive spread of heroin addiction in particular.

A Fox News article highlighted Mr. Rosenberg’s discussion of how the USA represents only 5% of the world’s population – but consumes 95% of the world’s hydrocodone. His position is that rampant overprescribing of opioids has been occurring for years. As individuals become addicted to prescription medications and are then cut off from further prescription refills, many turn to the illegal purchase of street opiates.

“Street” opiates are sold at a premium – often more than people can afford. This leads to increased crime in order to support the expensive habit or turning to heroin since it is reported to only cost about 20% of hydrocodone on the black market.

The Fox article states that nearly 44,000 per year are dying from drug overdose and that half of those overdoses are from prescription medications. Casualty rates have almost doubled over the last few years.

Also in the news last week was an announcement from Hillary Clinton that if elected President she plans to dedicate billions to opioid treatment. There are other candidates as well, including governor Chris Christie, that have expressed a similar commitment to addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. The groundswell of concern regarding opioid addiction has gained momentum over the past 2 years and is now an audible siren capturing the attention of many governmental leaders. It has become a real health hazard that cannot be ignored any longer.

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Making A New Start

methadone-graphicA study by the government agency SAMHSA indicated there were approximately 254,000 patients receiving methadone for opioid addiction in 2006. In 2015, it is most likely that number is much higher given the prevalence of opioid addiction and the continued expansion of outpatient opioid treatment services in the United States. Today, there are considerably more methadone clinics and suboxone-approved physicians than there were a decade ago.

Making a new start with medication-assisted treatment is what hundreds of people across the country are deciding to do for themselves every week. Addiction is a progressive illness – one in which a person’s ability to choose is severely compromised. Medication-assisted treatment using either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) provides an important open door to a more responsible, quality life.

A majority of individuals suffering with opioid addiction (particularly when the illness spans years) have experienced dramatic brain changes which deepened their physiological dependency on opiates. This physical dependency is not easily removed. It is severe and persistent thus leading the person to do whatever is necessary to avoid being sick from opioid withdrawal.

Most long-term addicted individuals will tell you they rarely, if ever, get high from the illicit substances they use. They are simply trying to avoid being sick from debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. When a patient chooses to receive methadone or buprenorphine under the supervision of a doctor, they are making a decision to face their illness and to do something constructive about it.

As a family or friend, it is very helpful to gain an understanding of addiction and how medication-assisted treatment can be life changing for a person stuck in the cycle of opiate addiction.

Making a new start can be a bit frightening. Will methadone work for me? Will my loved ones condemn me? What about my job, or my legal situation? It becomes easy to put off making a decision when so many questions come into play.

It is important to remember that the road to recovery begins with just one step forward. That step will lead to another and another. This new start is always available. The message is one of hope and opportunity. Opiate addiction is a treatable illness. Medication-assistance can make a real difference.

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Acadia Healthcare Opioid Treatment Programs

Acadia HealthcareAcadia is a large U.S. based company who provide a broad range of behavioral healthcare services that target mental health and substance abuse problems in children, teenagers, and adults.

Their inpatient facilities provide approximately 9200 beds in 37 states including the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company’s outpatient addiction services specialize in opioid addiction and medication-assisted treatment for those suffering with heroin and other opioid dependencies. Each Acadia clinic utilizes methadone and suboxone in their overall treatment.

Acadia recently acquired CRC Health Group and in so doing raised their total number of opioid treatment programs to about 90 – currently making them the single largest provider in the United States.

Acadia just added 10 more clinics to Methadone.US and site visitors can find more information about Acadia’s Opioid Treatment Programs by visiting these recently added cities on the Methadone.US website:

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Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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