Jacksonville Methadone Treatment

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This city has several area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Jacksonville Methadone Clinics
River Region Human Services Inc
Outpatient Services
390 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 899-6300×4452
River Region Human Services Inc
Dual Diagnosis Program
390 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 899-6300×4201
Jacksonville Metro Treatment Center 3609 Emerson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-7015
River Region Human Services Inc 2981 Parental Home Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 899-6300×4300
Stepping Stone Center for Recovery 1815 Corporate Square Boulevard, Building 100
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 446-1041

 

Jacksonville Buprenorphine Treatment
William A. McLaughlin, M.D. 555 Stockton Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 387-4661×1024
Robert Groble, M.D. 1510 Barrs Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 384-3354
Timothy L. Sternberg, M.D. 2627 Riverside Avenue
3rd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 674-2022
Rene Uriel Pulido, M.D. 2570 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 647-8576
Anjali A. Pathak, M.D. 5251 Emerson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 399-0324
Orlando G. Florete, Jr., M.D. 820 Prudential Drive
Suite 111
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 306-9860
Mohamed O. Saleh, M.D. Center for Medicine and Psychiatry
1408 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-0009
Jawed Hussain, M.D. 820 Prudential Drive
Suite 111
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 306-9860
Eduardo A. Sanchez, M.D. 1667 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 399-1818
Hagop Tabakian, M.D. University of Florida College of Medicin
655 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-5431
George R. Wilson, M.D. 655 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3196
Gary M. Reisfield, M.D. 655 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3196
Derek Thorpe, M.D. 4028 Blanding Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 778-8799
Diana M. Cordero, M.D. 7685 103rd Street
Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 771-1116
Syed Sajid Hussain, M.D. 7685 103rd Street
Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 771-1116
Ernst B. Michel, M.D 5851 Timuquana Road
Suite 303
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 674-2699
Edward Paul Schelonka, M.D. 3560 Cardinal Point Drive
Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 296-1116
Mohammad Farooque, M.D. River Point Behavioral Health
6300 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 429-7347
Serge Vilvar, M.D. 4160 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 376-3800
Thomas R. Murray, M.D. 2030 – C Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 721-5909
Akua Owusu, M.D. 8825 Perimeter Park Boulevard
Suite 601
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 997-0195
Henry Lepely, M.D. 4131 University Boulevard
Building 7
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 737-1300
Carlos Torrellas, M.D. 4190 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 296-2999
Ismail D. Salahi, M.D. 4063 Salisbury Road North
Suite 206
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 296-3611
Sanford Z. Pollak, D.O. 4131 South University Boulevard
Unit 11
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 636-7755
Harold S. Laski, M.D. Southside Medical Center
3604 Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 641-4411
Martin Zfaz, M.D. 1815 Bradley Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 446-4384
Roderick T. Beaman, D.O. 3101 University Boulevard, South
Suite 203
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 764-5000
Sivanta J. Paul, M.D., P.A. 4237 Salisbury Road
Suite 301
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 279-1666
Bryan Todd Oronsky, M.D. 3100 University Boulevard South
Suite 318
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 727-7733
David W. Cheshire, M.D. 3699 University Boulevard South
Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 399-5966
Atul Shah, M.D. 1545 Huffingham Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 725-6463
Michael L. Solloway, M.D. 4160 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 376-3800
Alfonso Bremer, M.D. 4237 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 504-2961
Ana Amelia Sanchez, M.D. 6817 Southpoint Parkway
Suite 1703
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 332-0848


Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more

Methadone and Other Medications

doc66Methadone is FDA-approved for pain management and the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone is a relatively safe and highly effective medication when used exactly as prescribed. It is currently in use in the United States and around the world following years of conclusive research on methadone’s efficacy and safety.

It is important for patients receiving methadone to know that it can interact with other central nervous system depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines such as xanax, klonopin, valium, and librium as well as similarly acting non-benzodiazepine agents like ambien (a popular sleep aid). When methadone is mixed with these other medications, there is an increased risk of sedation and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, individuals mixing methadone and other CNS depressants have gone into respiratory failure.

For those who have chosen to receive methadone in an opioid treatment program, they will discover that a proper dose of methadone not only eliminates opiate withdrawal & cravings, but will also block … Read more

New Opioid Treatment Facility in Philadelphia

TheHealingWay2The Healing Way is a newly opened opioid treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA offering methadone maintenance and outpatient therapy for opioid addicted individuals. They treat other substance addictions as well.

The clinic dispenses medication every day of the week and provides both individual and group counseling to its patients.

Located at 7900 Frankford Avenue, The Healing Way is conveniently accessed in the northeast Philly area. As their clinic is new, its official website is not yet active but residents of Philadelphia may want to bookmark their site for future reference at www.TheHealingWay.net.

Also recently added to Methadone.US is BHG Recovery’s facility listing in Humble, Texas. BHG is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services in eight states. Their Humble treatment facility also serves residents in the Kingwood community and other areas of north Houston, Texas. Note that BHG provide a video overview of their services specific to each of their treatment locations. Viewers can browse more information on … Read more