Houston Methadone Clinics


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In Houston, there are plentiful choices for opioid replacement therapy through a variety of methadone clinics and numerous doctors who are approved to treat addiction using suboxone. Suboxone (which contains buprenorphine) is gaining in popularity and is an effective intervention for reducing or eliminating opioid withdrawal symptoms for a large percentage of opiate-addicted people. The links below display more information on methadone’s effectiveness, opioid dependence, addiction and recovery counseling, as well as present job openings in methadone clinics across the country.


Houston Methadone Clinics
Toxicology Associates Inc 4405 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 528-2071
Houston Maintenance Clinic Inc 4608 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 527-0064
Texas Clinic
Fulton
6311 Fulton Street
Houston, TX 77022
(713) 694-8100
VA Medical Center/Michael E DeBakey
Substance Dependence Treatment Program
2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Mental Healthcare Line
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 794-8700
Intracare Hospital 7601 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 790-0949×105
Best Recovery Healthcare Inc 9211 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 661-0971
Texas Treatment Centers Inc 4800 West 34th Street,
Suite B-3
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 956-7712
Houston Substance Abuse Clinic 7428 Park Place Boulevard
Houston, TX 77087
(713) 643-6303
Adult Rehabilitation Services Inc 6624 Hornwood Street
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 541-4422

 

Houston Buprenorphine Suboxone Treatment
Houston Maintenance Clinic Inc 4608 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 527-0064
Intake:
(713) 527-0064
Texas Clinic Fulton 6311 Fulton Street
Houston, TX 77022
(713) 694-8100
(888) 337-3371
TRS Solutions 4625 North Freeway
Suite 127
Houston, TX 77022
(713) 697-0776
Twelve Oaks Medical Center
New Vision
4200 Twelve Oaks Drive
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 964-8818
(800) 939-2273
VA Medical Center Michael E DeBakey
Substance Dependence Rehab
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 794-8700
Intracare Hospital 7601 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 790-0949
Intake:
(713) 790-0949×1153
Memorial Hermann
Prevention and Recovery Center
1550 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 578-3100×3114
Intake:
(713) 578-3100
Texas Clinic Westview 9320 Westview Drive
Suite 10
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 468-0536
TRS Behavioral Care Inc
The Next Step for Women
7700 Amelia Street
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 263-7475×127
Intake:
(713) 263-7475
West Oaks Hospital Inc
Chemical Dependency Services
6500 Hornwood Drive
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 995-0909
Edward Earl Ramsey, Jr. 2202 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 751-0700
Kimberly Henderson, M.D. 1315 St. Joseph Parkway
Suite 1003
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 659-2666
Omar D. Vidal, M.D. Midtown Pain Consultants
2105 Jackson Street
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 751-0631
Edward L. Patten, M.D. 2900 Elgin Street
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 523-6470
Wafaa Y. Farag, M.D. 1648 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 754-2092
Jason Z.W. Powers, M.D. 907 Marshall Street
Suite D
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 933-0665
Daniela Maria White, M.D. 5225 Katy Freeway
Suite 650
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 426-3100
Robert J. Bacon, Jr., M.D. 5151 Katy Freeway
Suite 203
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 655-9410
Robert J. Bacon, Jr., M.D. 1919 Northloop West
Suite 224
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 655-9410
Stephen Miller, M.D. 1017 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 862-9332
John L. Mohney, D.O. 2304 Fulton Street
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 228-4505
Joel Simon Hochman, M.D. 1714 White Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 862-9332
Jorge Guerrero, M.D 6710 Capitol Street
Houston, TX 77011
(713) 921-7176

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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