Knoxville Methadone & Suboxone Treatment


BHG Knoxville Bernard Treatment Center

626 Bernard Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921

Phone: (865) 522-0161

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:30 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 5:30 am – 9:30 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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Knoxville has a range of opioid treatment choices for patients seeking methadone or suboxone support. Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading local provider of opioid treatment services in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. BHG offer suboxone and methadone in association with counseling. Methadone and suboxone (which contains the active ingredient buprenorphine) are FDA-approved medications commonly utilized throughout the world in the treatment of moderate to severe opioid dependence. In Knoxville, there are other private physicians who are also able to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone). Consequently, Knoxville residents presently have a range of options for choosing their care. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid addiction, recovery counseling, and job openings in U.S. methadone clinics and substance abuse treatment organizations.





Knoxville Methadone Clinics
BHG Knoxville Bernard
Treatment Center
626 Bernard Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 522-0161
BHG Knoxville Citico
Treatment Center
412 Citico Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 522-0661

 

Knoxville Buprenorphine Suboxone Providers
BHG Knoxville Bernard Treatment Center 626 Bernard Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 522-0161
BHG Knoxville Citico Treatment Center 412 Citico Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 522-0661
Robert H. Hoyt, Jr, M.D. 7328 MIddlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 769-2600
Clifford Marc Davidson, M.D. 7328 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 769-2600
Richard E. Poehlein, M.D. 7328 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 769-2600
David K. Tutor, M .D. 2725 Asbury Road
Suite 103
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 525-7220
Tchad F. Griffin, M.D. 4435 Valley View Drive
Suite 104
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 637-4970
Steven E. Ritchie, M.D. Addiction Recovery & Restoration
1423 Coker Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 622-2142
Pradumna S. Jain, M.D. 3105 Essary Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 687-8990
Steven E. Ritchie, M.D. Addiction R&R
301 South Gallaher View Road, Suite114
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 691-0921
Kathleen Anne Goyne, M.D. 6906 Kingston Pike
Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 588-4044
Gordon S. Greeson, Jr., M.D. 6800 Baun Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 970-9800
David Matthew Sellers, M.D. 7323 Chapman Highway
Suite 140
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 577-8667
David A. Vastine, M.D. 2933 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 577-3882
Teri Hunter, M.D. 1018 Orchid Drive
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 357-9355
John McElligott, M.D. 9135 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 558-3509
John B. Robertson, Jr., M.D. 10241 Kingston Pike
Suite 1 & 2
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 691-1165
Knoxville Opioid Treatment Services


BHG Knoxville Citico Treatment Center

412 Citico Street
Knoxville, TN 37921

Phone: (865) 522-0661

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:30 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 5:30 am – 9:30 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.

bhg-logo


Mention Methadone.US and BHG will waive our intake fee into the Methadone Maintenance Program.


 

Evzio For Reversal of Opioid Overdose

evzio-naloxoneEvzio is an FDA-approved emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioid overdose. It is an “auto-injector” designed to contain a retractable needle and a 0.4 mg dose of naloxone. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of overdose with heroin or other opiates. Naloxone has been used throughout the country in the past few years and literally saved hundreds of lives.

evzio-imageKaleo Pharma is the manufacturer of Evzio. The company specializes in innovative solutions for serious and life threatening medical conditions. Kaleo Pharma is based out of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

As has been documented in national media, very potent forms of heroin have become available much of it laced with other opiate derivatives like fentanyl. These combinations have proven lethal in a large number of cases often with younger people being the victims of overdose due to not understanding the extreme potency of the drugs being sold.

Products like Evzio in the hands of family and … Read more

Maine’s Governor LePage May Undermine Opioid Addiction Treatment

Maine2Paul LePage, the governor of Maine, has announced that he is considering ceasing state-funded support for methadone. As an alternative, Maine is proposing that patients prescribed methadone be switched to a more affordable suboxone option as part of a $727,000 state budget cut. The story is here.

This is an indefensible decision with dire medical implications for opioid addicted patients currently receiving methadone. It equates to government officials making medical decisions that will negatively impact the health and well-being of thousands of people.

Representative Drew Gattine (a member of the Health & Human Services Committee) is quoted as saying the proposal shows a lack of understanding of the societal costs of addiction throughout the state of Maine.

Methadone and suboxone are both effective medications, but offer very unique characteristics and applications depending on the severity & chronicity of a patient’s opioid addiction. Buprenorphine (the actual opioid agonist contained in suboxone) has a much lower ceiling effect than does methadone … Read more

SMC Recovery Offering Affordable Opportunity in Scottsdale

smc-recovery-2SMC Recovery based in Scottsdale, Arizona opened an outpatient addiction treatment program late last year. SMC provides a Medication-Assisted Program utilizing methadone and an Intensive Outpatient Program. Both treatment modalities are endorsed by SAMHSA as best practices in the field of addiction treatment.

Methadone programs across the USA cover a wide range of prices sometimes as high as $15.00 per day. However, SMC Recovery have implemented one of the most affordable rates in the country at just $55.00 per week. This is an outstanding value for anyone who has been struggling with opiate addiction and it is one of the most competitive rates we have learned of anywhere in the country.

Prospective patients are often unable to get started with outpatient methadone treatment because the cost is just too high for them. SMC Recovery have lowered this barrier considerably. We were informed by their staff that this price will most likely be active over the next year consequently providing … Read more

Recovery Is About Positive Change

new-year-recoveryAs we prepare for another new year, there is always this opportunity for welcomed changes and improvements in our lives. New years resolutions are often built around personal goals that people would like to achieve like quitting smoking, losing weight, or beginning a new hobby.

With opioid addiction, the desire for relief is always present. It is amazing what an individual can do when they are truly motivated and committed to a goal. It is true that people enter recovery every single day. What an incredible truth this is!

The big question is what does it take for a person to step onto the path of change and to point themselves in a new direction? The disease of addiction is one that is allowed to continue as a result of becoming stagnant, inactive. As a disease process, drug addition only gets halted when a person makes a decision to do something about it. If a person fails to take any … Read more

Buprenorphine and Liver Health

methadone-safe-for-liverJana Burson is a North Carolina physician who specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction using medications like buprenorphine and methadone. Dr. Burson is a passionate caregiver and patient advocate with considerable experience in the field of addiction treatment. She maintains an informative blog on the topic of opioid addiction treatment and recently posted her comments and observations on a revealing 2012 study.

The 2012 study by Saxon et al is reported in her blog to have followed more than 700 patients over 24 weeks who were receiving either methadone or buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone). These patients were checked for specific red flag elevations that would suggest emerging liver damage or liver inflammation. None of the patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine had significant abberations in liver functioning. This led the researchers to conclude that neither medication causes liver damage.

A 2014 follow-up study by Soyka and others (published in the American Journal on Addictions) found the same results … Read more

Methadone or Suboxone

addiction-is-treatable-2A common question among those seeking help is whether methadone or suboxone is the best choice for opioid replacement therapy. It reminds me of the age old debate … which is better, Ford or Chevy? Methadone has been used in opioid addiction treatment for about 45 years. Suboxone has been available to the public for 12 years. Each of these medications has been shown, through conclusive research, to be highly effective in eliminating opioid withdrawal. Both methadone and suboxone achieve a similar outcome, but with subtle differences. [view our comparison chart]

When opiate withdrawal symptoms are no longer a daily preoccupation and source of anxiety, individuals are free to invest their energy & time in productive, meaningful activities. Avoiding withdrawal sickness is the single greatest driver of continued opioid use, and often pushes an individual to desperate measures to maintain a supply of opiates so that they will not get sick.

People unfamiliar with addiction sometimes believe that … Read more