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.



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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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