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

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.

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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




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

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