Lexington 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.

Lexington Methadone Clinics
Lexington Professional Associates 340 Legion Drive, Suite 28
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 276-0533
Ridge Behavioral Health System 3050 Rio Dosa Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 269-2325


Lexington Buprenorphine Providers
Stephen Burnham Lamb, M.D. 436 West 2nd Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 253-9024
Teresa Oropilla-Kiefer, M.D. 201 Mechanic Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-0444
Manish Manmadhan Nair, M.D. University of Kentucky
3470 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 257-9317
Gary Clark Patton, M.D. Bluesky Clinic
2704 Old Rosebud Road, Suite 130
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 368-8821
Cindy Ellzey Rossetti, M.D. 3470 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 323-6021
Michael J. Rieser, M.D. 2801 Palumbo Drive
Suite 202
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 264-0045
Enio Elkov Kuvliev, M.D. 2704 Old Rosebud Rose
Ste 130
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 368-8821
Saba Memon, M.D. 3470 Blazer Parkway
Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 257-9175
Nicholas Shane Kouns, D.O. 2704 Old Rosebud Road
Suite #130
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 368-8821
John Muir Sallee, M.D. 3470 Blazer Parkway
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 323-6021
Daniel Nahum, M.D. University of Kentucky, Dept. of Psych
3470 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 257-9175
Michelle R. Lofwall, M.D. University of Kentucky
3470 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 257-9175
Cletus Savio Carvalho, M.D. Univ of Kentucky, Dept of Psychiatry
3470 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 257-9175
Shrimant K. Ayaram, M.D. 2012 Stonewood Lane
Lexington, KY 40509
(270) 303-6607
Saeed Hamid, M.D. RIDGE BHS
3050 Rio Dosa Drive
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 278-1162
Erech Orlando Bell, M.D. 1304 Alpharetta Court
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 296-2573
Ramesh Ghanta, M.D. 1000 Monarch Street
Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 296-3141
Arlys Kelly Solien, M.D. 1055 Wellington Way
Suite 275
Lexington, KY 40513-1253
(859) 219-2652
Gary Lane Higgason, M.D. 3910 Kenesaw Drive
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 285-9399
Bluegrass East Comprehensive Care Ctr
Narcotics Addiction Program
201 Mechanic Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-0444×216

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Specialize in Opioid Addiction Treatment

bhg-logoBehavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services with programs presently covering eight U.S. states. BHG provide both maintenance and detox services in an outpatient setting and utilize a variety of FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid addiction such as methadone and buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in Suboxone.

The company currently has 37 treatment center locations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. BHG operate in accordance with a number of core values that define their services, to include: character, enthusiasm, compassion, teamwork, and perseverance.

The organization’s website states that they incorporate best practices into their treatment approaches and use outcome-based metrics to consistently improve their service delivery. BHG has achieved full accreditation among their various facilities which means that they meet or exceed quality standards of care as determined by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Facilities.

Medication-assisted treatment is the industry standard for … Read more

New Opioid Treatment Medication Prepares for Market Release

bunavailSoon to be released is a new oral buprenorphine based product called Bunavail. Bunavail is manufactured by Biodelivery Sciences and is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. It is a thin film formulation that is designed to adhere to the inner cheek where it quickly dissolves and is absorbed into the mucosal lining of the mouth.

The medication is touted as delivering about twice as much active ingredient into the patient’s bloodstream compared to sublingual suboxone. Bunavail is scheduled to be released in the third quarter of 2014. A press release by the company mentions that the medication will compete with other products in the $1.7 billion dollar opioid dependency treatment market.

Bunavail is a new advancement in drug delivery technology according to the press release and is reported to produce less constipation than other competing buprenorphine products. Patients can also speak freely while the medication dissolves.

With an estimated 2 million plus people addicted to opioids in the … Read more

CRC Health Group to Receive $495,000

feature4bAn article in Maine’s Bangor Daily News outlines a case recently decided in which the Town of Warren, Maine was found to have adopted an ordinance that was ruled discriminatory and in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

CRC Health Group had been fighting to open a methadone clinic in Warren to provide treatment services to those struggling with the disease of opioid addiction. However, the town of Warren had opposed this initiative for several years. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John Nivison approved an agreement in which the town of Warren will pay $495,000 to CRC Health Group to drop its lawsuit.

CRC offers a variety of behavioral health treatment programs around the country and has a special focus in opioid addiction services utilizing medication-assisted treatment like methadone and buprenorphine.

Maine has a substantial opiate addiction problem and is in need of more resources for those individuals stuck in the vicious cycle of opiate addiction and withdrawal.

Historically, … Read more

Methadone and Treatment Are Valuable Resources

action-methadone-assistanceSince the launch of Methadone.US, hundreds of thousands of visitors have searched the site and located important treatment resources to help them deal with a chronic opioid addiction. The city pages on Methadone.US list both methadone clinics and local buprenorphine (suboxone) physicians.

While the federal government maintains a similar database of medication-assistance providers, we focus on making this site convenient and easy-to-use for patients, families, medical professionals, and anyone interested in finding help for addiction problems.

We have some recent clinic additions to Methadone.US in the cities of Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Cincinnati. There are an increasing number of clinics around the country, and in larger metropolitan areas there are often numerous facilities available to serve the much larger population. To highlight local treatment programs, we offer Featured Clinic Listings for those methadone treatment providers who wish to profile their services to a larger number of prospective patients who are visiting their city’s page on Methadone.US.

A very exciting … Read more

Lifestyle Change and Responsible Behavior

drug-treatment-opiate-addictionPeople facing addictive disease cover a wide variety of maturity levels, individual capabilities, and in their level of desire for sober lives. What I mean is that some are further along in their mindset and are really ready to live drug free. They embrace the challenge, and they recognize that some work lies ahead in order to get their life properly sorted out.

Others are sometimes only motivated by the present crisis. They do the right thing only long enough to avert the crisis, and then they’re back to old behavior and old attitudes like they didn’t miss a beat. They straighten up just long enough to avoid probation revocation. They may stop using and “make nice” with a loved one as long as it takes to get some money or a favor, and then it’s back to addict behavior.

With opiate addiction, people from all walks of life can develop a problem – from the chronic troublemaker to the … Read more

Heroin Addiction In College Life

addiction-in-collegeWithin the last year, Methadone.US wrote about the resurgence of heroin addiction in corporate America and in particular areas of the Northeast United States. However, opioid addiction is not exclusive to the Northeast and is surfacing across the entire country. This emerging epidemic has gained the attention of numerous government personnel as well as local community leaders.

There are thousands of colleges and universities in America. While substance abuse on college campuses is nothing new, the growing heroin problem is. Alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine have been ever-present throughout colleges for decades, but opiates historically have been a second tier drug of abuse … until now.

A recent article on DrugFree.org has highlighted efforts being made at the University of Rochester and the University of Vermont to more actively screen for opioid abuse among the students enrolled there. It is anticipated that the number of college students using heroin will rise in correlation with the general heroin epidemic which has already … Read more