Los Angeles Methadone Treatment

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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
Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Opiate Treatment Program
351 East Temple Street, Unit 11-C
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 253-2677
Addiction Research and Treatment Inc 1926 West Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 353-1140
BuenaCare
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
Hotline:
(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
Hotline:
(800) 310-7700
Narcotics Prevention Project/Methadone
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
Intake:
(877) 777-1963
Westside Sober Living Centers Inc
Promises Residential Treatment Center
3743 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 390-2340
Hotline:
(866) 390-2340
Monisha Vasa, M.D. 8730 Alden Drive
W101
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


Methadone Maintenance For Opioid Treatment

methadone-and-opioid-treatmentOpioid Treatment is a category that includes several different interventions or approaches relating to opioid use disorders. People sometimes mistake opioid treatment for “opioid detox” when they are technically two different processes.

Opioid detox refers to the process of helping an opioid addicted individual discontinue their use of opioids and be medically monitored as the body withdraws from them. In a supervised setting, a person is typically assisted through a short-term opioid detox (3-10 days) by the administration of various medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms like clonidine (to guard against high blood pressure), vistaril (to reduce nausea and anxiety), and even buprenorphine (to minimize the severity of the opioid withdrawal process).

There are also variations on an opioid detox referred to as a taper. A taper often occurs on an outpatient basis and involves a more gradual reduction in dosage of either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) over time. This taper may take as long as 90 days and … Read more

Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more

Methadone and Other Medications

doc66Methadone is FDA-approved for pain management and the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone is a relatively safe and highly effective medication when used exactly as prescribed. It is currently in use in the United States and around the world following years of conclusive research on methadone’s efficacy and safety.

It is important for patients receiving methadone to know that it can interact with other central nervous system depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines such as xanax, klonopin, valium, and librium as well as similarly acting non-benzodiazepine agents like ambien (a popular sleep aid). When methadone is mixed with these other medications, there is an increased risk of sedation and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, individuals mixing methadone and other CNS depressants have gone into respiratory failure.

For those who have chosen to receive methadone in an opioid treatment program, they will discover that a proper dose of methadone not only eliminates opiate withdrawal & cravings, but will also block … Read more