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Long Beach has seen a rise in opioid addiction in recent years increasing concern among local families and healthcare professionals. Consequently, Long Beach has gained a number of local doctors specifically trained and authorized to prescribe suboxone (buprenorphine) to individuals struggling with severe opiate addiction. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has emerged as the critical standard of care in addiction treatment programs for individuals who are at risk for repeated opioid relapses.

If you are a Long Beach physician treating local residents for opioid addiction, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your opioid treatment services will be located by prospective patients reviewing Methadone.US for a quality suboxone provider. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has become a top therapeutic intervention for opioid addicted individuals. Methadone.US is striving to inform the public about the variety of opioid replacement therapy options available in Long Beach.



Long Beach Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Kaney J. Fedovskiy, M.D. 456 Elm
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 243-9265
Jennifer Rene Hersch, M.D. 444 West Ocean Boulevard
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 624-2825
James Harold Barger, M.D. 1310 East Ocean Boulevard
Unit 607
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-5566
Ida Z. Lodriguito, M.D. 4510 East Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 600
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 346-1100
Ivan Nenadic, M.D. West County Medical
100 East Market Street
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 428-4222
Felicitacion S. Morris, M.D. 100 East Market Street
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 428-4222
Stanislaus Kinota, M.D. 100 East Market Street
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 428-4222
Kazi R. Mohiuddin, D.O. West County Medical Center
2272 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 427-8018
Felicitacion S. Morris, M.D. 2272 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 427-8018
Hicham Siouty, M.D. 2272 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 988-3410
Dennis J. Sanchez, M.D. 2272 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(652) 988-3410
Laja Ibraheem, M.D. 4000 Long Beach Boulevard
Suite 228
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 637-3143
Dennis Larry Clark, M.D. 3816 Woodruff Avenue
Suite 401
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 420-8679
Faustino Bernadett, M.D. 1040 Elm Avenue
Unit 100
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 491-2145
Mario Fernando San Bartolome, Jr., M.D. 2201 North Lakewood Boulevard
Suite D704
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 394-2469
John R. Prosser, M.D. Spring Family Medicine
6510 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 429-8812
Ricardo Restrepo, M.D. LONG BEACH VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
5901 East 7th Street (06/116A)
Long Beach, CA 90822
(562) 826-4684
Mark L. Katz, M.D. 5901 East 7th Street
Suite 006/116-A
Long Beach, CA 90822
(562) 826-5610
Todd Ralph Newton, M.D. P.O. Box 14357
Long Beach, CA 90853
(714) 456-5705


Opioid Use Disorder A Modern Reality

Opioid Use Disorder is the newer clinical terminology (from the DSM5) used to describe the full range of opioid problems ranging from mild opioid-related use issues to severe opioid addiction.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were 72,287 deaths from overdose in the United States. That is certainly an alarming statistic. Of that number, 49,060 of those deaths were from opioids specifically – just in 2017. By contrast, there were 58,200 U.S. fatalities that resulted from the entire Vietnam war.

The good news is that government funding for opioid treatment is finally entering the stream on a local level. Increasing numbers of methadone clinics and physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine are moving into America’s more rural areas, ones that have historically been severely underserved.

As treatment for Opioid Use Disorder becomes more readily available, people struggling under the constant pressure of addiction will have an opportunity to apply the brake, and to veer onto a new path of stability and recovery. That being said, it is estimated that presently only 1 person of 10 with an opioid use disorder has sought treatment. For many opioid addicted people, treatment made the difference between life and death.

Choose a new path is more than words for those that have truly done so. Addiction is a highly persistent disease, but change is possible. Commitment and action are the necessary ingredients in opening the door to a new life. Opioid Use Disorder, in particular, is successfully treated with medication assistance. Science, research, and life experience have fortunately reinforced this fact with perfect clarity. Please find a local treatment provider today!

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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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