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 Suboxone Treatment
Jeremy Mirabile, MD, ABAM 7545 Centurion Parkway,
Suite 106
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 551-1394
Jeremy Mirabile, MD, ABAM 1301 S. Plantation Island Dr.
Suite 201B
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 342-5965
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
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Acadia Healthcare Opioid Treatment Programs

Acadia HealthcareAcadia is a large U.S. based company who provide a broad range of behavioral healthcare services that target mental health and substance abuse problems in children, teenagers, and adults.

Their inpatient facilities provide approximately 9200 beds in 37 states including the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company’s outpatient addiction services specialize in opioid addiction and medication-assisted treatment for those suffering with heroin and other opioid dependencies. Each Acadia clinic utilizes methadone and suboxone in their overall treatment.

Acadia recently acquired CRC Health Group and in so doing raised their total number of opioid treatment programs to about 90 – currently making them the single largest provider in the United States.

Acadia just added 10 more clinics to Methadone.US and site visitors can find more information about Acadia’s Opioid Treatment Programs by visiting these recently added cities on the Methadone.US website:

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Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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1-800 Counselor Phone Support

800-counselorPalm Partners is a drug rehabilitation and recovery program located in Delray Beach, Florida. The organization provides a 24 hour hotline for individuals interested in learning about addiction treatment options.

Their website also provides an online chat alternative for speaking with an addiction counselor. Individuals facing addiction often alternate between being sick & tired of what they are going through and just giving in to the addiction as a result of being tired of the fight. Apprehension and feelings of fear have kept many addicted people from actively seeking help.

Speaking with supportive professionals (as well as others in recovery) can provide hope that people really can recover, and regain their quality of life.

From year to year, there has been a continual rise in the United States in the prevalence of addictive disorders. Over the past 5 years in particular, opioid addiction has moved into the forefront of both media coverage and general public awareness.

Some professionals contend that addiction treatment resources have shrunk over the last 15 years as a result of cuts in state funding and third party insurance coverage. What the next few years holds remains a question at this point in time. While there is interest in expanding addiction treatment services across the country, government funding is limited due to the growing national deficit and inability of government leaders to revitalize the economy through appropriate business incentives.

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Cassava Recovery App For Mobile Phones

cassava-appA new mobile phone app for recovering people was released last month by Elements Behavioral Health based out of Long Beach, California. The app is called Cassava and it provides a number of nifty features such as a daily reflection, a support group meetings finder based on your location, and a personal sobriety tracker that measures one’s number of days drug free.

In addition to days sober, the app allows users to record in a personal journal format their moods, daily nutrition, and even sleep patterns. An important part of growth in recovery is following new disciplines and remaining aware of self-care needs. The Cassava app can function as a useful toot for recovering people aiming to feed their recovery on a daily basis.

Another potentially helpful feature of the app is the inclusion of “recovery tips”. These function as reminders and suggestions for ways to cope with relapse risks. Addicted people, particularly in the early phase of recovery, are more vulnerable to sudden urges to use and often need a means of redirecting their thinking in order to sidestep a build-up of thoughts that feed the urge to use. Reading recovery literature has always been a potentially useful action step that helps to short circuit urges and cravings.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple website. While it is designed for Apple iPhone 5.0 and above, I was able to install the app on version 4.0 and it worked well.

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Stepping Onto The Path of Recovery

the-pathAn important consideration in examining the disease of addiction is the recognition that “recovery” is an incremental process. Many people facing their addiction will experience brief setbacks, and some will struggle for years before they are able to remain on the path of positive change.

As a counselor, I have listened to many recovering individuals talk about their resistance to change. Addiction is a persistent disease of disruptive thinking and behavior highly subject to repetition. Addicts will repeat the same bad “choices” as a result of many factors. Scientific research has shown that habitual patterns of behavior are neurochemically driven deep within the brain. These patterns can be reinforced by one’s social connections, immediate environment, and underlying belief system.

With severe levels of addiction sustained over years, it can become difficult for people to shift their lifestyle, thinking, and decision-making toward a healthy, recovery-oriented mindset. In 12 Step recovery, there is the popular expression called “hitting bottom”. This expression is typically used to describe a specific time in which a person has lost so much, or suffered such a painful crisis, that their readiness for change finally emerges. This window of opportunity is often times short-lived. Hitting bottom will compel some people to finally take the right action – to seek help – to admit they have a problem. If this happens, then a decision to step onto the path of recovery may actually occur.

Active addition is often characterized by a short range view in which consequences are not thoroughly considered. Focusing on consequences interferes with the compulsive desire to use. And even then, a recognition of consequences to oneself and family is often not enough to change the decision to get high. With opiate addiction, the decision to use is overwhelmingly controlled by opiate withdrawal sickness. This never-ending physical sickness takes people away from recovery and keeps them trapped in a desperate existence centered around doing whatever is necessary to avoid being “dope sick”.

Fortunately, this dilemma can be addressed through medication-assisted treatments (methadone, suboxone, naltrexone). These do not replace the need for a recovery program, but they become an important part of one’s overall personal recovery program. Staying on the path of recovery is the next critical phase after stepping onto the path. Medication-assisted treatment greatly aids recovering addicts in staying on the proper path. Science has proven that those with the greatest chance of long-term, successful sobriety are those that remain in treatment and recovery. Said differently, a person’s chance of recovery success is statistically improved the longer they remain in treatment.

When a person no longer has to face the crippling weight of daily withdrawal sickness, they have a chance to re-approach their overall recovery and the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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