Durham 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.





Durham Methadone Clinics
BAART Community HealthCare 705 South Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 683-1607
Durham Treatment Center 1913 Lamar Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-1509

 

Durham Buprenorphine Providers
Duke University Medical Center
Duke Addictions Program
http://www.mc.duke.edu
2213 Elba Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 684-3850
(919) 684-0100
Clarence Faulcon, M.D. 1105 Taylor Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 381-1595
Ralph M. Scallion, M.D. 3815 Wake Forest Highway
Suite 1
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 294-4523
Kwadwo Gyarteng-Dakwa, M.D. The HEAG Pain Management Center
2609 North Duke Street, Suite 402
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 220-0107
Kendall Carnes Warden, M.D. 1118 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-0396
Venus I. Pitts, M.D. Premiere Health and Wellness Medical Ctr
910 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 323-8180
Lindsay Rose Dykema, M.D. Durham VAMC/Mental Health Service Line
508 Fulton Street (116D/ Hillandale 2)
Durham, NC 27705
(646) 483-4469
Logan Gabriel Graddy, M.D. 909 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-4800
Teresa R. Purdy, M.D. Durham Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-0411
William Armistead Price, M.D. 112 Swift Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 406-8345
James Walter Finch, M.D. 909 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-4800
Roy Mendel Stein, M.D. Veterans Affairs Medical Center (116-A)
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-0411
Veeraindar Goli, M.D. Duke University Medical Center
DUMC Box 3859
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 684-1350
De Lora B. Cummings, M.D. 3622 Lyckan Parkway
Suite #6006
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 730-9701
Arjumand B. Syed, M.D. In Home Care Services
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 489-9303
Nathan R. Strahl, M.D. 3326 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard
Suite B-110
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 493-8399
Tiffany Marum, M.D. 3612 Shannon Road
Suite 105
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 419-0242
Pamela Mund, M.D. Lincoln Community Health Center
1301 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27717
(919) 956-4000
Southlight, Inc. 414 E. Main Street
Suite 202
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 956-7040
Easter Seals UCP ASAP Inc
DBA ASAP
433 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 861-0033
Intake:
(919) 560-7100
(919) 433-0170
Substance Abuse Outpatient Program
Durham VA Medical Center
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-0411×7483


Massachusetts Is Prohibited From Banning Zohydro

court-decisionSomewhat of a surprise was the recent ruling that the state of Massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, from being prescribed in the state. The manufacturer of Zohydro, Zogenix, had argued that the ban was not constitutional and must be reversed.

The state governor, Deval Patrick, had announced his intention to make Zohydro unavailable since the manufacturer’s initial plan was to provide it without a tamper-proof component to deter abuse and potential overdose.

Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state of Massachusetts had exceeded its authority in banning the drug, and she consequently implemented a preliminary injunction temporarily reversing the ban. The governor expressed disappointment that the public’s safety concerns were not sufficient to halt the sale of Zohydro, but he stated he would pursue other channels for addressing the widespread opioid abuse problem that is continuing to grow in the state and across the country.

Opioid pain medications have become a primary drug of abuse for … Read more

Recovery From Heroin Addiction Helps Parenting

methadone-clinic-7When a parent enters treatment for opioid addiction and begins methadone dosing, hopefully that person embraces the recovery process and the resumption of certain responsibilities that may have been neglected during addiction.

Many parents in addiction live with a sense of regret and shame over not always being there for their children. Opiate addiction is particularly brutal and can derail a person’s priorities for extended periods of time. Families can suffer, and their bonds strained to the limit for years because of drug addiction.

When a parent begins to find true recovery and is able to take an honest look at their life, they recognize how their mistakes affected others – most often their families and particularly their children.

Effective parenting requires a notable combination of talents & abilities – obviously love mixed with patience, availability, consistency, and attention. These qualities suffer and are diminished for a majority of addicted parents when drugs are in control. As the years roll … Read more

Opiate Abuse Epidemic Addressed by Massachusetts Governor

massachusettsThe State of Massachusetts is experiencing dramatic levels of opioid abuse and their Governor, Deval Patrick, is sharply focused on addressing the problem. A compelling Boston Globe article has highlighted the growing problem with heroin and other opiates across the state noting that 185 people died of heron overdose between November 2013 and February 2014.

Also mentioned in the article was the state’s plan to increase funding for drug treatment by $20 million and to prohibit the sale of Zohydro, a highly potent prescription painkiller that has drawn much attention and criticism due to its ability to potentially worsen the opioid epidemic in America.

Governor Patrick has declared the opioid abuse problem a public health emergency and is taking active measures to increase the availability of naloxone to Massachusetts public workers so that they can intervene to save the lives of those experiencing an opiate overdose. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid overdose within … Read more

Doctors and Prescriptions For Pain Medication

oxycodone-prescriptionReceiving increased attention across the country are concerns about prescription pain medication and to what extent prescribers are using caution and due diligence in administering them.

In addition to opioid addiction treatment centers that often employ methadone, pain management clinics also utilize methadone as well as other beneficial but potentially addictive opioid medications such as hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. Often, in addition to painkiller prescriptions, pain management physicians will prescribe powerful benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin to manage patients’ stress and anxiety symptoms.

The potential problems which can emerge from these medication combinations is fairly extensive. First, uninformed patients can develop a rapid physical dependency on pain meds if not properly educated. Patients also run the risk of accidental overdose when combining powerful drugs like methadone, oxycodone, and xanax. There is a serious risk to the community when a physician overprescribes because powerful pain medications and benzodiazepines have a premium “street value”, and are often diverted and sold to naive, … Read more

When Emotional Pain Fuels Relapse

grief-and-lossPeople in recovery from addiction face very substantial stresses. The stress of trying to cope with cravings & urges, the stress of facing life and trying to resolve problems, and the common pressure of trying to make ends meet when finances are not in good shape.

While many addicted individuals find that they are more resilient than perhaps they ever believed, loss can sometimes be a particularly crippling experience. People from all walks of life suffer and struggle with losses – divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, income, security, or health.

A recent New York Times article briefly profiled a young woman released from prison who was trying to stay clean from heroin. She really missed her child who had been removed from her custody. While she loved her baby, she also recognized she was not yet ready to resume the pressures and responsibilities of parenting until she got herself on more solid, sober … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction Among Affluent Women

women-in-addictionAn interesting post was made on the DrugFree.org website related to a recent survey which found that the primary drug of abuse among “affluent” addicted women was prescription opioids or heroin.

The definition of affluent included those whose annual family income exceeded $100,000. Of those who entered treatment for their addiction, 61% of them identified prescription opioids as their predominant addiction problem. 

The survey found that 70% of those who developed an addiction reported that their initial use was related to a prescription of legal medications for the treatment of pain or emotional problems.

The opioid epidemic has shown how universal addiction problems actually are by transcending all types of assumed barriers and biases. Opioid addiction is a very clear brain disease and poses risk, even in prescribed legitimate uses, to those individuals with no prior addiction-related problems or high risk behaviors.

For individuals receiving prescription pain medication, it is imperative that they have a thoughtful and candid discussion with … Read more