Hawaii Methadone Clinics



Hawaii Methadone Clinics
Ku Aloha Ola Mau, Inc 900 Leilani St. Hilo (808) 961-6822
Comprehensive Health and Attitude Management Program 173 South Kukui St. Honolulu (808) 426-4515
Ku Aloha Ola Mau 1130 North Nimitz Hwy., C-302 Honolulu (808) 538-0704
CHAMP Clinic of Maui (Comprehensive Health and Attitude Management Program) 270 Waiehu Beach Rd, #115 Wailuku, Maui (808) 249-8784
 

Hawaii has its methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors concentrated mostly in and around its metropolitan urban centers. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the United States, more medical providers are preparing themselves to assist people suffering with moderate to severe opioid dependency. While some individuals are able to detox successfully from opioids under supervised care, many discover that medication-assisted treatment is necessary to help them either avoid painful opioid withdrawal or to facilitate their journey into long term recovery. Methadone and (buprenorphine) suboxone are the two most popular & effective medication-assisted therapies available for opiate addicted persons. Both medications are FDA-approved, SAMHSA endorsed, and have been successfully utilized in treating opioid addiction for more than a decade. With methadone in particular, its success profile dates back to over 40 years in the United States.



Achieving Stability in the Recovery Process

Opioid addiction is one of the more challenging substance use disorders to confront and manage because of its physical dependency characteristics. Once the process of physical addiction has taken hold, avoiding daily withdrawal becomes a high hurdle.

Because of this daily dilemma, it becomes difficult to remain focused on other aspects of recovery. It’s the law of “first things first” that applies when tackling any problem. There is a natural order and sequence which must be followed when trying to solve a complex task. Opioid addiction recovery is no exception.

Obtaining relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms is a very important first step in addressing opioid addiction. This is why medication-assisted treatment is specifically identified as a medical best practice. Science and years of exhaustive research have proven (not just suggested) that treatment coupled with medication-assistance offers the greatest probability of long-term success when trying to overcome moderate to severe opioid addiction.

Fortunately, more people are becoming aware of the need for buprenorphine, methadone, and other medications that can play a vital role in stabilizing an opioid addicted individual at the onset of their personal recovery.

Historically, efforts to come off of opioids in a detox setting have been often unsuccessful because many detoxes used insufficient medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, patients would typically begin to get sick in 1-2 days with their withdrawal symptoms becoming intolerable. This can lead to patients abandoning the detox effort and a quick return to illicit opiates.

However, the tide is turning. As the American opioid crisis continues to impact families and U.S. society, many more physicians, lawmakers, and government representatives are gaining a quick education on the enormous value of medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is at the forefront of this new awareness as is buprenorphine-based products like Suboxone.

Appropriate medications used responsibly and under a doctor’s supervision provide stability, hope, and opportunity.

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Methadone Availability

Imagine trying to medically manage advanced diabetes with no insulin or grand mal seizures without anticonvulsant medication.

Modern medicine has raised our standard of living and sustained life in ways that people could not have imagined just 100 years ago.

In the cases cited above of diabetes and epilepsy, medication functions as a miracle intervention that saves the patient from suffering and death, and allows him or her to lead a full and productive life.

Science is clearly instructing us that addiction is a treatable illness which can at times be successfully managed with medication assistance, similar to the stabilizing role that insulin plays in the life of the diabetic patient.

A critical element of opioid addiction is the physical dependency which leads to debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. For many individuals, the persistence and severity of opioid withdrawal leads them to chronic failure in any effort to recover. With the assistance of methadone (or buprenorphine), many of these people will finally be able to cope with their illness by having their withdrawal symptoms alleviated.

The value of relief from opioid withdrawal is monumental. It is often the first major step toward being able to face one’s addiction. Medication assistance is good science, and it opens a door that was likely closed for many years. The value of having a new start is priceless. We only have one life. It is worth saving. Whether it’s diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, or addiction – specific medications can help a patient restore their quality of life.

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Right Path Treatment Centers

Right Path provide a variety of opioid, alcohol, and other drug addiction treatment services through their various outpatient programs located in Virginia and North Carolina.

The organization utilizes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders, and they provide confidential consultation to individuals who are trying to determine the best of course of treatment for dealing with their addiction issues. Right Path are equipped to now provide the new Probuphine implant that utilizes time-released buprenorphine to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms as individuals pursue a solid, long-term personal recovery.

Right Path endorse the benefits of 12 Step philosophy while also incorporating a strong medical component in their opioid recovery program due to the statistically high percentage of opioid addicted people who will ultimately relapse without medication-assisted support.

Read more about Right Path’s services and counseling approach at the link above.

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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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Hawaii Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Rodney Yamaki, M.D. 99-080 Kauhale Street
Suite C-22
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 777-0689
Michael B. Zafrani, M.D. 98-1247 Kaahumana Street
Suite 312A
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 488-7888
John Patrick Neuhaus, M.D. 98-211 Pali Momi Street
Unit #414
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 723-9344
William Scott Mandel, M.D. 82-6123 Mamalahoa Highway
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 323-8200
William Scott Mandel, M.D. P.O. Box 202
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 323-8200
Ashley Chatigny, D.O. 91-2301 Old Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 671-8511
Lauren Elizabeth Hodge, M.D. Leeward Oahu CBOC
91-2135 Fort Weaver Road Street, Suite 5
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 312-6800
David Johnson Barton, M.D. 91-896 Makule Road
Suite 102
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 689-4414
Celia M. Ona, M.D. 91-2301 Old Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 671-8511
Sadye Yvonne Conner, M.D. 3246 Luahine Place
Haiku, HI 96708
(808) 961-4722
Ian N. Chun, M.D. 88 Kanoelehua Avenue
Suite A204
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-0610
Richard Lee-Ching, M.D. 780 Laukapu Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6922
George A. Rourke, M.D. 900 Leilani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6822
Kristine Irene McCoy, M.D. 45 Mohouli Street
Suite 101
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 932-4215
Samuel Mark Ruben, M.D. Christopher J. Linden Family Medicine
400 Hualani Street, Bldg 10, Unit 196
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-0146
Lee N. Baumel, M.D. 1188 Bishop Street
Suite 1306
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 826-2993×1
Jason Richard Keifer, M.D. 4211 Waialae Avenue
Suite 207
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 542-7349
Barry Stuart Carlton, M.D. 1356 Lusitana Street
Department of Psychiatry
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Gregory E.M. Yuen, M.D. 173 South Kukui Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 528-0550
Gregory E.M. Yuen, M.D. 1188 Bishop Street, #806
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 599-5050
William Frees Haning III, M.D. Queen's University Tower 4th Floor, QMC
1356 Lusitana Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Jon Streltzer, M.D. 1356 Lusitana Street
4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-7427
Brett Lu, M.D. Psychiatry Department
1356 Lusitana Street, 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Mya Moe Hla, M.D. Department of Psychiatry- Univ. Tower
1356 Lousitana Street 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Amber Lea Rohner, M.D. Department of Psychiatry- Univ. Tower
1356 Lusitana Street 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Robert Alan Hyman, M.D. 1188 Bishop Street
Suite 3311
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 738-5601
Deborah Anne Kissinger, D.O. 1356 Lusitania Street
Fourth Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Mark D. Herbst, M.D. 1356 Lusitana Street
4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 478-9402
Peter Rudlowski, M.D. 438 Hobron Lane
Unit 315
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 947-2224
James C. DeMarco, M.D. 4999 Kohala Avenue
Unit #362
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 735-4414
Tricia Elaine Wright, M.D. 845 22nd Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-2034
Glenn A. Rediger, M.D. 915 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 848-1438
Joseph W. Turban, M.D. 1130 N. Nimtz Highway
#C302
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 566-8224
Takako Vivian Ishimaru-Tseng, M.D. Drug Addiction Services of Hawaii
1130 North Nimitz Highway, Suite C-302
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 538-0704
Randolph Dale Neal, M.D. 1601 Punahou Avenue
Wo International Center
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 373-2676
Paul Adam Kaiwi, Jr. 444 Hana Highway
Suite 201
Kahului, HI 96732-2315
(808) 877-5222
Jeremy D. Roberts, M.D. 40 Aulike St #312
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 664-3744
Lothar Michael Varady, M.D. 640 Ulukahiki
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 735-0665
Dale Adams, M.D. 314 Uluniu Street
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 263-7686
D. Gwendolyn Ross, M.D. PO Box 4998
Kailua Kona, HI 96745
(808) 325-3255
Raymond Charles Ray 65-1227A Opelo Road
Suite 104
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 885-6030
Bimmie Price Strausser II, M.D. 45-845 Po'okela Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 236-2600
Sian Mcintyre Evans, M.D. 6809 B Kahuna Road
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 278-8925
Michael John McGrath, M.D. 79-1019 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 322-4818
George Carlson, M.D. 645 Laniolu Place
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 879-8716
Steven Matthew Rogoff, M.D. 2460 Oka Street
Unit 101-A
Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 828-2885
Patrick D. Ogilvie, M.D. Kauai Medical Clinic
3-3420 Kuhio Highway, Suite B
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-1500
Constante Jadormeo Flora, M.D. 4484 Pahe'e Street
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 246-3800
Gerald James McKenna, M.D. 4374 Kukui Grove St., Suite 104
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 246-0663
Michael Lawrence Rimm, M.D. 1043 Makawao Avenue
Suite 201
Makawao, HI 96768
(808) 572-4500
Kristopher K. Bjornson, M.D. 95-1249 Meheula Parkway
Suite B-10
Mililani, HI 96789
(808) 637-5111
Richard David Greczanik, D.O. Pahoa Family Health Center
P.O.Box 1455
Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-9711
Willard Spiegelman, M.D. 3781 Milimakani Place
Princeville, HI 96722
(650) 279-9800
Zehra Siddiqui, M.D. 55 Maui Lani Parkway
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 243-6050
Jeffrey Hal Chester, D.O. 1063 Lower East Main Street
Suite C-212
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 249-8887
Royal Randolph, Jr., M.D. One Main Plaza Building
2200 Main Street, Ste 517, P.O. Box 1441
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-9677
Ralph Anthony Dupree, M.D. Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital
4643 Waimea Canyon Drive, P.O. BOX 337
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 634-1548
Jami Adair Knox, M.D. 4643B Waimea Canyon Road
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 335-0579
Graham Timothy Chelius West Kauai Clinic
PO Box 337
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 338-8311