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.



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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Iowa Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
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