Kansas City Methadone and Suboxone Treatment

BHG Kansas City Treatment Center

723 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816) 283-3877

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:00 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, 5:00 am – 7:30 am

Website: www.bhgrecovery.com

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. They provide pharmacotherapeutic maintenance and detoxification services in a conventional outpatient setting. BHG’s services include Methadone maintenance and Buprenorphine (aka: Suboxone) maintenance programs.

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Kansas City offers a number of area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement medication, or buprenorphine (suboxone), and structured counseling. Also available through local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine as its base opioid agonist) which provides relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms for a majority of people. Below are more links to information on methadone treatment for recovering individuals, opiate dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and nationwide job availabilities in methadone clinics.


Kansas City Methadone Clinics
BHG Kansas City
Treatment Center
723 E. 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 Treatment Services LLC 1125 North 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 342-0888
Kansas City Metro Methadone Program 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6493

 

Kansas City Buprenorphine Suboxone Treatment
BHG Kansas City
Treatment Center
723 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 283-3877
David Edward Sternberg, M.D. 4125 Broadway
Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64111
(913) 209-9495
Mahmoud M. Wahba, M.D. 1010 Carondelet Drive
Suite 405
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 941-0145
Todd P. Hill, D.O. 200 NE 54th Street
Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 453-6777
Jeffrey Charles Meyer, D.O. 200 North East 54th Street
Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 453-6777
Maria Lourdes Ilagan Donato, M.D. 5811 Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64126
(816) 600-1816
Lee Mong Duong, M.D. The Kansas City VA Medical Center
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64128
(816) 861-4700
James Lee Fleming, M.D. 5840 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 333-2990
Otis S. Latimer, M.D. 3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
(000) 000-0000
Melvin Manuel Lopez, M.D. 400 East Red Bridge Road
Suite 302
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 943-8800
Julie Alvarez, M.D. 6650 Troost
Unit #208
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 523-6609
Tomas C. Brillantes, M.D. 6801 East 117th Street
Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 246-8000
Jay Alan Riseman, M.D. Kansas City Hospice House
12000 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
(816) 941-1000
Samuel Fadare, M.D. 5800 NW Barry Road
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64154
(816) 505-3311
Syed A. Jaffri, M.D. 5800 NW Barry Road
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64154
(816) 505-3311
BHG Kansas City Treatment Center – 723 E. 18th Street



Methadone Clinics Offer Important Medical Service

methadone clinics medication assistanceThere are currently well over 1000 methadone clinics in operation across the United States and many more throughout the world. Methadone has been a leading treatment intervention for opioid addiction for more than 40 years. Methadone is an FDA-approved medication and it’s use in treating opioid addiction has been identified by SAMHSA as a best practice, evidence-based treatment approach.

Adding to the legacy of methadone as a successful treatment medium are the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have been able to totally eliminate the severe opioid withdrawal sickness that wrecked their lives. The value of this medical benefit is priceless.

The cost for participating in a methadone program varies from clinic to clinic and in part depends on whether the clinic receives any state funding or accepts Medicaid for payment. Many clinics operate as private practices funded primarily through patient self-payment. Private clinics often offer a substantial discount for patients that pay for a month of services in advance.

Due to methadone’s proven efficacy, many addicted people experience rapid relief from opiate withdrawal and find themselves eating and sleeping more normally, gaining weight, and able to work again. They are able to pursue other goals & responsibilities that had previously become too difficult in their active addiction.

Methadone is a powerful medication that must be taken as prescribed and in conjunction with good counseling. When a patient is willing to embrace medication-assisted treatment and to utilize it properly, recovery can happen. This life restoration process is demonstrated on a daily basis all around the country.

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Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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