Kansas City, KS Methadone Treatment

BHG Kansas City North Treatment Center

1125 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101

Phone: 913-342-0888

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Website: www.bhgrecovery.com

Our outpatient opioid addiction treatment center addresses each patient’s physical opioid addiction with either Methadone or Buprenorphine medications in combination with counseling and skill development. The choice of which medication each patient will try will usually be decided by the patient in consultation with his/her physician. For more information on which medication will work best for you, please make an appointment today.

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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.


Kansas City, KS Methadone Clinics
BHG Kansas City North
Treatment Center
1125 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 342-0888
DRD Kansas City Medical Clinic 723 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 283-3877
Paseo Comprehensive Rehab Clinic 1000 East 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 512-7143
Paseo Comprehensive Rehab Clinic
OTP
1000 East 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 512-7143

 

Kansas City, KS Buprenorphine Providers
BHG Kansas City North
Treatment Center
1125 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 342-0888
Lisa A. Shenkman, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6464
Kamal Bhatia, M.D. KU Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
Saadia Nosheen, M.D. Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavorial Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6412
Erick Brown, M.D. University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
Adeel Ansari, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Department of Psychiatry, MS 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
Kunal B. Tank, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Dept. of Psych.
Ms 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160
(215) 353-6062
Arshad Mahar, M.D. University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mailstop 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-1300
Sri Venkata Uppalapati, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
David Atwood, M.D. University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
Leona Jean Graham, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
Stuart Krein, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-5000
Ely A. Tamano, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(314) 583-9844
Shubha Raja, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
Farah S. Hassan, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
1021 Olakre Pavillion
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-1300
Barry Liskow, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6412
Maykel Luna-Concepcion, M.D. 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400
Jan L. Campbell, M.D. Univ of Kansas Medical Ctr/Dept of Psych
Mail Stop 4015, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6400

BHG Kansas City North Treatment Center – 1125 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS
Phone: 913-342-0888


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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