Mesa 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.





Mesa Area Methadone Clinics
Valle Del Sol Inc
East Clinic
509 South Rockford Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 258-6797×100
Center for Behavioral Hlth Phoenix Inc 2123 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 897-7044
BAART Behavioral Health Services Inc 908-B West Chandler Boulevard, Suite 4
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 899-0200
New Hope Behavioral Health Center Inc 215 South Power Road, Suite 114
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 981-1022

 

Mesa Buprenorphine Providers
Lawrence Robert Reader, Jr., M.D. 303 North Centennial Way
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 649-3111
Jeffrey LaVoy, M.D. 204 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 962-0868
John S. Kingsley, M.D. 570 West Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 344-2000
John Paul Castro Central Mesa Medical
204 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 962-0868
Eugene N. Sands, D.O. 460 North Mesa Drive
Suite 115
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 821-3821
J. Carvel Jackson, D.O. 303 North Centennial Way
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 649-3111
Mark Stephen Walmer, M.D. 460 North Mesa Drive
Suite 115
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 821-3821
Daniel Kenneth Merrill, M.D. 570 West Brown
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 344-2000
Warren H. Tripp, Jr., M.D. Future Family Medicine PLLC
1140 South San Jose, Suite B
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 833-1859
Albena D. Baharieva, M.D. 4824 East Baseline
Suite 110
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 830-1040
Eric Otto Shreder, D.O. Pierport Family Medicine
4838 East Baseline Road, Suite 103
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 926-8000
Suzanne A. Sisley, M.D. 1220 South Alma School Road
Suite 206
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 922-9015
Gabriel U. Ogbonnaya, M.D. Healing Touch Internal Medicine, LLC
2919 South Ellsworth Road, Suite 124
Mesa, AZ 85212
(480) 361-3636
Carl E. Ferguson, D.O. 3049 East McKellips Road
Unit 5
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 830-1553
Community Bridges Inc
East Valley Addiction Recovery Center
560 South Bellview Street
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 962-7711


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

New Opioid Treatment Facility in Philadelphia

TheHealingWay2The Healing Way is a newly opened opioid treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA offering methadone maintenance and outpatient therapy for opioid addicted individuals. They treat other substance addictions as well.

The clinic dispenses medication every day of the week and provides both individual and group counseling to its patients.

Located at 7900 Frankford Avenue, The Healing Way is conveniently accessed in the northeast Philly area. As their clinic is new, its official website is not yet active but residents of Philadelphia may want to bookmark their site for future reference at www.TheHealingWay.net.

Also recently added to Methadone.US is BHG Recovery’s facility listing in Humble, Texas. BHG is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services in eight states. Their Humble treatment facility also serves residents in the Kingwood community and other areas of north Houston, Texas. Note that BHG provide a video overview of their services specific to each of their treatment locations. Viewers can browse more information on … Read more

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Chesapeake, VA

affinity-healthcare-groupFor residents of the Chesapeake, Virginia area there are two opioid addiction treatment centers that provide opioid replacement medication including methadone and buprenorphine. Methadone.US lists both methadone clinics and independent buprenorphine doctors on each of our city pages. We also feature providers who opt to showcase their particular treatment centers to our online audience by offering an enhanced listing with additional program details.

Affinity Healthcare Group is one such provider. Affinity have outpatient clinics in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia and make available to their patients methadone or suboxone to eradicate painful opioid withdrawal symptoms. Affinity Healthcare Group maintain an excellent, informative website for patients and the public which offers enlightening descriptions of how methadone and suboxone work to facilitate recovery from addiction. The organization operates with a working philosophy to treat all patients with dignity and respect.

The Chesapeake Treatment Center is another local clinic that helps those addicted to opiates. Chesapeake Treatment Center utilizes methadone and incorporates some … Read more

Opioid Addiction Spiking in Guilford County North Carolina

policeGuilford County is the third most populated county in the state of North Carolina. Located within Guilford County are the cities of Greensboro and High Point – both of which are experiencing a surprising increase in opioid addiction and related overdoses.

The High Point Enterprise news reported that the High Point Vice and Narcotics unit has begun to make a favorable impact on the problem with multiple arrests of those trafficking heroin locally. The article documents that 70 reported High Point opioid overdoses have occurred thus far in 2014 with 9 of those ending in death. Six people were arrested the week of July 14 and are being held on multi-million dollar bonds for their roles in selling or trafficking heroin. To emphasize the local impact, the HP Enterprise reported that 7 overdoses occurred within a 24 hour period on May 16, 2014.

Just 15 miles away in the neighboring city of Greensboro, Rhino Times covered the local explosion in … Read more