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


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