Fort Worth Methadone Treatment

North Texas Addiction Counseling & Education

North Texas Addiction Counseling & Education
3539 NW Jim Wright Frwy
Lake Worth, TX 76106
(also serving Fort Worth, Texas)

Phone: (682) 224-1441
Website: ntace.org

Treatment Types
Methadone (Medication-Assisted Treatment)

Overview: Location available to serve anyone in need of Methadone Treatment. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose.

Serving Lake Worth and Fort Worth, Texas

 

 


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Fort Worth 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 information on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction and recovery counseling. Addiction treatment services in the United States have gained substantial attention in recent years in direct relation to the growing opioid crisis.


Fort Worth Methadone Clinics
North Texas Addiction
Counseling and Education
3539 NW Jim Wright Frwy.
Lake Worth, TX 76106
(682) 224-1441
LAAM and Methadone Program
VA North Texas Health Care System
431 Fulton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 336-0754
WCHS of Texas
DBA Hemphill Treatment Facility
700 Hemphill Street, Suite A
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 334-0111
Tarrant County Medical Education and
Research Foundation/Outpatient
900 Southland Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 336-5454
Brentwood Treatment Services 4801 Brentwood Stair Road, Suite 404
Fort Worth, TX 76103
(817) 492-9383
Brentwood Clinic South 5201 McCart Street, Suite H
Fort Worth, TX 76115
(817) 207-8700
Haltom City Treatment Services LLC 3529 Denton Highway, Suite D
Haltom City, TX 76117
(817) 759-0707

 

Fort Worth Buprenorphine Treatment
Discreet Medical Services 1205 S White Chapel Blvd
#215
Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 405-4353
Tom Michael Ratino, M.D. Medical Arts Building
1307 8th Avenue, Suite 506
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 332-6092
Felipe Garcia, Jr., M.D. 1615 West Oleander Street
Suite A
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 632-5000
Odilon Pacheco Alvarado, M.D. 1001 12 th Avenue
Suite 160
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 336-1188
Paul Anthony Grant, M.D. 1307 8th Avenue
Suite 506
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 332-6092
Sidarth Wakhlu, M.D. 431 Fulton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 336-0754
Luis Manuel Arce, M.D. 700 A Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 334-0111
Elma G. Granado, M.D. Trinity Springs Pavilion
JPS Hospital, 1500 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 927-3636
Jadwiga Klymiuk, M.D. TSP Pavillion
1500 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 927-3636
Russell Turner, M.D. 514 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 334-0111
Bill Ed Weldon, D.O. 3800 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 348-8000
Richard Yentis, M.D. 4388 West Vickery Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 926-6621
Sally Ann Hallgren, D.O. 311 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 877-4787
Linda Melanie Bernstein, M.D. 5521 Bellaire Drive South
Suite 110
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 377-8820
Puskoor M. Kumar, M.D. 2707 Airport Freeway
Suite 203
Fort Worth, TX 76111
(817) 870-0052
Gordon G. Mcwatt, D.O. 5601 Bridge Street
Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX 76112
(817) 457-9850
Lisa D. Alloju, D.O. 5601 Bridge Street, Suite 323
Fort Worth, TX 76112
(817) 492-7134
Tarrant County Medical Education and
Research Foundation/Outpatient
900 Southland Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 336-5454
DBA Hemphill Treatment Facility
WCHS of Texas
700 Hemphill Street
Suite A
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 334-0111
Fort Worth Suboxone Doctors

Discrete Medical Services

Discrete Medical Services
1205 S White Chapel Blvd #215
Southlake, TX 76092

Phone: (817) 405-4353
Website: www.DallasSuboxoneDoctor.com

Accepting New Patients
Available Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
We Do Not Accept Medicaid or Medicare

At Discrete Medical Services, your recovery is our #1 priority. We know the courage it takes to end the painful cycle of opioid addiction, and we are here to provide you the help and support you need to take back your life. Our confidential Suboxone treatment services are personalized to every individual who walks through our doors to address your unique needs.Unlike Methadone clinics who require daily office visits, our safe and affordable Suboxone treatment is a convenient monthly-based program.

We are led by Dr. Jerry Morris and have been recognized as a premier provider for Suboxone treatment in the Greater Fort Worth, Texas area. When you come to our recovery center, we can promise effective treatment, compassionate care and a community of support to help you along the path back to sobriety.

Get started by calling us today! Same or next day appointments available.

Call Today (817) 405-4353

Discrete Medical Services – 1205 S White Chapel Blvd.

 

ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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Billions To Be Allocated In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

The national budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes a request for $13 billion in funding for opioid treatment and related services. This linked Newsweek article states that $3 billion would be allocated in 2018 and another $10 billion in 2019.

Many opioid treatment programs across the country are currently able to add patient slots when additional funding is made available. The opioid crisis has flooded many clinics that are already at maximum census due to limited State and Medicaid funding.

A number of private pay clinics have opened in recent years as the need for medication-assisted treatment increased. If a substantial allocation of government funds becomes available, opioid treatment services will finally come into sharp national focus as scores of people finally obtain the help they need to stabilize and to recover.

In treating opioid addiction, research has shown that traditional abstinence-based programs which do not utilize medication assistance have a failure rate of 90%. Medication-assistance is a critical factor in helping opioid addicted people move into sustained recovery. The proposed $13 billion earmarked for opioid treatment services can make a huge difference all across the U.S. Methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) coupled with counseling and drug testing comprise the gold standard of care in treating opioid addiction.

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Opioid Treatment Making A Difference

There is a great article in the Bismarck Tribune about the expansion of methadone services in Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo, like most other areas of the country, was impacted in recent years by numerous opioid-related overdose deaths.

The article reports that Cass County had 31 overdose deaths in 2016, but that number was reduced to 15 in 2017, due in part to the increased availability of naloxone (the medication that reverses opioid overdose).

While local ambulance calls have decreased in relation to opioid overdoses, the problem of opioid addiction remains a widespread and primary concern in the community.

The Tribune story reveals that more local residents are now enrolled in opioid treatment and are receiving the life-saving medication, methadone. Treatment that combines medication-assistance and counseling is the industry standard in quality care for those addicted to opioids.

The new Fargo-based clinic is reported to have 164 active patients currently enrolled in the methadone program. The clinic director, Mark Schaefer, is quoted as saying that while enrollment has been rapid, there remain many people in the local area with untreated opioid addiction.

The availability of treatment is making a difference. And medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone are providing a much needed solution to America’s opioid crisis.

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Shifting Tide Favors Medication in Opioid Treatment

The nation’s opioid epidemic has reached fever pitch and is now being spotlighted by all levels of local and national media. This is obviously good news.

At the center of this discussion is what can be done to reduce opioid fatalities, and to provide addicted people a real opportunity to regain control over their lives. This discussion inevitably leads to examining the benefit of medication-assisted treatment.

Methadone and buprenorphine are the two leading alternatives for helping patients deal with the perpetual withdrawal sickness that comes from a physiological dependency on opioids. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse opioid overdose.

In recent congressional testimony to members of Congress, Scott Gottlieb (Commissioner of the FDA) specifically heralded the life-saving benefits of methadone and similar medications.

His testimony included comments on the wealth of information behind the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment. It is vitally important that legislative decision-makers obtain a clear understanding about what works and what does not in regard to coping successfully with this opioid crisis.

Time is of the essence because the present overdose fatality rate in the United States is over 64,000 per year. This number is beyond alarming. Here is an article that points to a possible positive shift in communities’ openness to having local opioid treatment nearby. Hopefully, this becomes a trend.

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