Lexington Methadone and Suboxone Treatment

BHG Lexington Treatment Center

455 Park Place #130
Lexington, KY 40511

Phone: (859) 276-0533

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:30 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, 6:00 am – 8:30 am
Sunday, 6:00 am – 8:00 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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Lexington, Kentucky has a variety of opioid treatment options for those individuals struggling with moderate to severe opioid dependency. The city provides established outpatient treatment clinics like Behavioral Health Group (BHG) who provide both methadone and suboxone (buprenorphine) as well as a large number of private doctors who are authorized to write prescriptions for buprenorphine. Buprenorphine or “Bup” is the primary ingredient in suboxone which eliminates opiate withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, chills, and body ache. Below are links to more information on methadone and suboxone, opiate addiction, addiction recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics across the country.


Lexington Methadone Clinics
BHG Lexington
Treatment Center
455 Park Place #130
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 276-0533
Ridge Behavioral Health System 3050 Rio Dosa Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 269-2325

 

Lexington Buprenorphine Suboxone Providers
BHG Lexington
Treatment Center
455 Park Place #130
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 276-0533
Stephen Burnham Lamb, M.D. 436 West 2nd Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 253-9024
Tuyen Thanh Tran, M.D. 3439 Buckhorn Dr., Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 368-8820
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
BHG Lexington Treatment Center – 455 Park Place #130


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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