Iowa Methadone Clinics



Iowa Methadone Clinics
Cedar Valley Recovery Services 2603 Rainbow Drive Cedar Falls (319) 277-5808
CRC Recovery, Inc. 5005 Bowling Street SW, Ste C Cedar Rapids (319) 531-3840
Center for Behavioral Health Iowa, Inc. 3811 North Harrison Street Davenport (563) 388-8000
United Community Service, Inc 4908 Franklin Avenue Des Moines (515) 280-3860
Center for Behavioral Health, Iowa Inc. 1200 University, Ste. 106 Des Moines (515) 244-9500
Cedar Valley Recovery Services 151 Marion Blvd. Marion (319) 363-2678
Siouxland Treatment Center 2520 Glenn Avenue Sioux City (712) 274-1111
 

Iowa 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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David G. Wolff, M.D. 321 Mill Street
Akron, IA 51001
(712) 568-2411
Thomas J. Pattee, D.O. Covenant Clinic
516 South Division Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-5808
Oduah D. Osaro, M.D. 108 South 4th Street
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 241-1239
Joseph Michael Bertroche, D.O. 4622 Progress Drive
Suite A
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 742-5800
Frank J. Filippelli, D.O. United Community Services, Inc.
4908 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 280-3860
Kenneth Harvey Moon, D.O. 1530 East Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 262-0404
Alan Randal Bollinger, D.O. Broadlawns Medical Center
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 282-5447
Christopher Marshall Covert, D.O. 1200 University
Suite 106
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244-9500
Jeffery Lynn Allyn, M.D. United Anesthesiology & Pain Management
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 865-9117
Daniel J. Baldi, D.O. 1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 282-5710
Dennis A. Weis, M.D. Powell CDC
700 East University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2424
Robert Brian Wesner, M.D. 103 East College Street
Suite 220
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 351-8281
Michael Flaum, M.D. University of Iowa Carver College of Med
Psychiatry Research/ MEB
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 353-4340
Brian L. Cook, M.D. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Psychiatry, 2998 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 338-0581×5400
Richard Lee Hauser, M.D. 673 Westbury Drive
Suite 201
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 356-6352
Carissa Bauer, M.D. 200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52246
(608) 263-6100
Lorna Korinne Mayo, M.D. VA Medical Center
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246
(319) 338-0581×5955
Anthony Miller, M.D. Mental Health Service Line, MC 116-A
VA Medical Center, 601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246
(319) 688-3334
Mark E. Easter, D.O. 802 East Ackerley
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-3371
Roshan Dasari Community Health Center of Southern Iowa
302 NE 14th Street
Leon, IA 50144
(641) 856-6471
Rogerio Miranda Ramos, M.D. 320 North Eisenhower Avenue
Mason City, IA 50402
(641) 424-2391
Michael Simison, M.D. Corridor Health Care
204 Glenn Street SE, Suite 2
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
(319) 895-8442
Steven Frederick Gordon, M.D. 1021 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 252-2477
David Gerhardt Paulsrud, M.D. Jackson Recovery Centers
800 5th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 234-2350
Thor David Swanson, M.D. Siouxland Community Health Center
P.O. Box 5410, 1021 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 252-2477
Charles Vincent Wadle, D.O. 2500 82nd Place
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 270-1344
Mohammed Iqbal, M.D. 2750 St. Francis Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 272-8922
Cornelius J. Gucfa, M.D. 6600 Westown Parkway
Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 283-1221