Los Angeles Methadone Treatment

Jeremy Martinez, MD APC

Matrix Institute on Addictions
Jeremy Martinez, MD APC
1849 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 100
West Los Angeles, CA 99025

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Website: MatrixInstitute.org

Matrix provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment as well as a Narcotic Treatment Program. Please call for more information.

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Los Angeles is home to many methadone clinics and physicians who are approved to write prescriptions for suboxone. Suboxone contains the active ingredient, buprenorphine, which is highly effective in alleviating opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Opiate addiction has been on the rise for over 10 years impacting larger U.S. cities as well as rural areas of America. Methadone and suboxone have been shown to be therapeutically beneficial in helping opiate addicted people re-establish productive daily living. If you are a clinic or physician offering opioid treatment in the greater Los Angeles area, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your medical services will be found by prospective patients searching our website for quality opioid treatment.

Los Angeles Methadone Clinics
Jeremy Martinez, MD APC
Matrix Institute
1849 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 100
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Opiate Treatment Program
351 East Temple Street, Unit 11-C
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 253-2677
Wilshire Treatment Center Inc 11901 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 268-2446
(310) 268-2456
Addiction Research and Treatment Inc 1926 West Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 353-1140
AltaMed Health Services
1701 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 223-6146
Addiction Research and Treatment Inc 4920 South Avalon Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 235-5035
Narcotics Prevention Project/Methadone
Maintenance Treatment Program
942 South Atlantic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 263-9700
American Health Services
Hollywood Medical Mental Health Svs
5015 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 653-1677
Western Pacific Med Corp
Western Pacific Glendale Medical
4628 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 240-8843
Matrix Institute 5220 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 933-9186
Tri-City Institute South 11900 Avalon Boulevard, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90061
(310) 242-0500
Tavarua Health Services
Rehab Services
8207 Whittier Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 695-0737


Los Angeles Buprenorphine Treatment
Jeff Grand Treatment Center
Methadone Maintenance and Detox
3130 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 747-7267
(866) 762-3766
Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Drug Dependence Treatment Program
351 East Temple Street
Unit 11-C
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 253-2677×4274
Matrix Institute 5220 West Washington Boulevard
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 933-9186
(800) 310-7700
Narcotics Prevention
Maintenance Treatment Program
942 South Atlantic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 263-9700
(866) 677-6190
Wilshire Treatment Center Inc 11901 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 268-2446
(310) 268-2456
Buena Care
AltaMed Health Services
1701 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 223-6146
Wonderland Treatment Center LLC 8207 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 848-9579
(877) 777-1963
Westside Sober Living Centers Inc
Promises Residential Treatment Center
3743 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 390-2340
(866) 390-2340
Monisha Vasa, M.D. 8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(310) 423-1240
Leandro G. Gatus, M.D. 531 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 462-7574
Alejandro E. Gil, M.D. 313 North Virgil Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 662-4444
Ralph Angelo Napolitano, M.D. 3020 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 160
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 738-0045
Michael J. Hason 3875 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(818) 786-7300
Edward Anothony Moore, M.D. LA Ambulatory Care Clinic
351 Temple Street, Suite B147
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(310) 550-5810
Kamlesh R. Kachare, M.D. 1605 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 9040
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 477-4186
Darryl C. Harris, M.D. 2126 South La Brea
Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(866) 420-9453
Roger Alan Donovick, M.D. 5220 West Washington Boulevard
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 933-9186
Vinod Sodha, M.D. 600 Saint Paul Avenue
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(310) 274-6498
Jorge D. Minor, M.D. 1245 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 403
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 482-1046
Chinyere Nyenke, M.D. 1776 West Adams Boulevard
Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 732-4224
Alfonso Paredes, M.D. 942 S. Atlantic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(626) 390-3109
Shahin Sakhi, M.D. 10921 Wilshire Boulevard, #403
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 927-2578
Lawrence David Willison IV, M.D. 760 Westwood Plaza
Suite C8-225, Box 951759
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 825-0227


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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Achieving Stability in the Recovery Process

Opioid addiction is one of the more challenging substance use disorders to confront and manage because of its physical dependency characteristics. Once the process of physical addiction has taken hold, avoiding daily withdrawal becomes a high hurdle.

Because of this daily dilemma, it becomes difficult to remain focused on other aspects of recovery. It’s the law of “first things first” that applies when tackling any problem. There is a natural order and sequence which must be followed when trying to solve a complex task. Opioid addiction recovery is no exception.

Obtaining relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms is a very important first step in addressing opioid addiction. This is why medication-assisted treatment is specifically identified as a medical best practice. Science and years of exhaustive research have proven (not just suggested) that treatment coupled with medication-assistance offers the greatest probability of long-term success when trying to overcome moderate to severe opioid addiction.

Fortunately, more people are becoming aware of the need for buprenorphine, methadone, and other medications that can play a vital role in stabilizing an opioid addicted individual at the onset of their personal recovery.

Historically, efforts to come off of opioids in a detox setting have been often unsuccessful because many detoxes used insufficient medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, patients would typically begin to get sick in 1-2 days with their withdrawal symptoms becoming intolerable. This can lead to patients abandoning the detox effort and a quick return to illicit opiates.

However, the tide is turning. As the American opioid crisis continues to impact families and U.S. society, many more physicians, lawmakers, and government representatives are gaining a quick education on the enormous value of medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is at the forefront of this new awareness as is buprenorphine-based products like Suboxone.

Appropriate medications used responsibly and under a doctor’s supervision provide stability, hope, and opportunity.

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