Fort Worth 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.


Fort Worth Methadone Clinics
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
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) 336-1188×9
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

Access to Addiction Treatment

methadone31Many state-funded addiction treatment services have undergone gradual cuts during the last 15 years. With the rising opioid addiction crisis in America, better access to opioid treatment is definitely needed.

There are a number of private clinics and outpatient treatment centers opening their doors in most every state. These private clinics are meeting a need for services that are often absent in more remote areas of the country.

Some new opioid treatment providers are smaller, independent methadone clinics while others are part of a larger network such as those owned by Acadia Healthcare, Behavioral Health Group (BHG), or Colonial Management Group.

They all have one thing in common, and it is that they provide their patients with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is scientifically proven to be more effective than other forms of abstinence-based treatment.

Medication assistance typically utilizes methadone or buprenorphine-based products to alleviate a patient’s chronic opioid withdrawal. Without medication-assistance, patients often face either a detox admission or they struggle on in a daily effort to secure opiates so as to prevent the return of withdrawal sickness.

People ready for opioid treatment may find that their local methadone clinic is full, or that their nearest clinic is just too far away to access on a daily basis. For some patients, suboxone/buprenorphine may be the best solution since a prescription can be obtained for several weeks of medication before a return visit is required.

Access to treatment is currently on the radar of national healthcare officials and government legislators, many of whom have received numerous letters and calls from families requesting more funding for treatment, and better access. Media coverage has also been much improved during the past 3 years in part due to the widespread opioid crisis and its broad impact.

Supporting local opioid addiction treatment services is important for every community. It ultimately saves lives, reduces crime, and promotes recovery so that addicted patients can work and function.

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21st Century Cures Act

opioid-treatment-fundingThe U.S. House of Representatives just passed a sweeping reform, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that will infuse $1 billion in new funding earmarked for opioid treatment and prevention services.

It has taken several years of alarming statistics on the national opioid epidemic, but Congress has responded. This USA Today article provides an overview of the numbers. In addition to the $1 billion for opioid services will be another $4.8 billion for cutting-edge research around treating Alzheimers, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and other medical issues.

The bill received enormous bipartisan support and passed 392-to-26. In 2016, death by drug overdose surpassed death by car crashes and gun fatalities. The public outcry for government intervention has been steady. With so many families having been affected by addiction issues, the new funding allowance should open doors for opioid treatment particularly in rural areas where opioid services have been severely lacking.

Methadone remains the #1 medication-assisted treatment option. Buprenorphine medications are; however, making a big impact in the treatment field with a wide variety of buprenorphine-based formulations coming to market. In addition to the familiar suboxone film, are probuphine (a buprenorphine implant), subutex (an uncoated buprenorphine tablet), and bunavail.

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New National Buprenorphine Website

buprenorphine-websiteBuprenorphine.US is the newly developed companion website to Methadone.US. Methadone has been in use as an opioid addiction treatment medication for nearly 50 years. In 2002, buprenorphine became available in the U.S. as a new alternative for people suffering with opioid addiction. Since then, various medications containing buprenorphine have been released such as suboxone and zubsolv.

Buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment can only be prescribed by qualified physicians who have received training on the proper use of buprenorphine. As the opioid addiction problem grew over the last 15 years, many thousands of doctors pursued training and were approved in the use of buprenorphine-based medications to treat opiate addiction.

At Methadone.US, we have served over 1 million U.S. visitors since the website’s launch in 2011. Buprenorphine.US will aim to connect many more individuals with qualified physicians who can help them in their journey toward a genuine recovery and improved quality of life.

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Methadone Clinics Offer Important Medical Service

methadone clinics medication assistanceThere are currently well over 1000 methadone clinics in operation across the United States and many more throughout the world. Methadone has been a leading treatment intervention for opioid addiction for more than 40 years. Methadone is an FDA-approved medication and it’s use in treating opioid addiction has been identified by SAMHSA as a best practice, evidence-based treatment approach.

Adding to the legacy of methadone as a successful treatment medium are the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have been able to totally eliminate the severe opioid withdrawal sickness that wrecked their lives. The value of this medical benefit is priceless.

The cost for participating in a methadone program varies from clinic to clinic and in part depends on whether the clinic receives any state funding or accepts Medicaid for payment. Many clinics operate as private practices funded primarily through patient self-payment. Private clinics often offer a substantial discount for patients that pay for a month of services in advance.

Due to methadone’s proven efficacy, many addicted people experience rapid relief from opiate withdrawal and find themselves eating and sleeping more normally, gaining weight, and able to work again. They are able to pursue other goals & responsibilities that had previously become too difficult in their active addiction.

Methadone is a powerful medication that must be taken as prescribed and in conjunction with good counseling. When a patient is willing to embrace medication-assisted treatment and to utilize it properly, recovery can happen. This life restoration process is demonstrated on a daily basis all around the country.

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Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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