Miami Methadone Treatment

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Miami offers a number of area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and approved suboxone doctors who can write prescriptions for suboxone. Suboxone (with buprenorphine) provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms (runny nose, nausea, diarrhea, chills, etc) for a significant number of people. Miami’s combined methadone clinics and buprenorphine-approved physicians allows for a good range of opioid treatment choices. We have listed below links to more info on methadone program benefits, opioid addiction characteristics, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Miami Methadone Clinics
Comprehensive Psychiatric Center 4790 NW 7th Street, Suite 102
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 529-5810
Comprehensive Psychiatric Center
South
9735 East Fern Street
Miami, FL 33157
(305) 238-5121
Comprehensive Psychiatric Center
North
240 NW 183rd Street
Miami, FL 33169
(305) 651-2332
Broward Treatment Center 1101 South 21st Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 922-0522

 

Miami Buprenorphine Treatment
Patricia Bravo, M.D. 1313 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 541-8618
Misael Gonzalez, M.D. 347 SW 27 Avenue
Suite 2
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 967-8311
Idriz Kovacevic, M.D. 1695 NW 9th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
(561) 880-6220
Julian Hernando Ariza, M.D. 1695 NW 9th Avenue
Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33136
(786) 348-6166
Juan D. Oms, M.D. 816 NW, 11th Street
Suite 1003
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 807-9459
Hector H. Bolivar, M.D. University of Miami/ACRU
1800 North West 10th Avenue (R-60A)
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-3838
David A. Fishbain, M.D. University of Miami, Dept of Psychiatry
1400 NW 10th Avenue, Suite 301-A
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-4060
Margaret A. Fischl, M.D. University of Miami School of Medicine
1800 NW 10th Avenue, Elliot Bldg, 1st Fl
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-3838
Vinson Di Santo, 2800 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 400
Miami, FL 33137
(866) 306-8139
John Lemual Cosby, D.O. 2300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
(646) 773-2497
Michael J. Hall, M.D. 1674 Meridian Avenue
Suite 430
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 672-4733
Ali Shaygan, M.D. 2829 Indian Creek Drive
Unit 1409
Miami, FL 33140
(305) 335-2713
Mario Sanchez, M.D. 5901 SW 74th Street
Suite 410
Miami, FL 33143
(786) 468-3743


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

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Specialize in Opioid Addiction Treatment

bhg-logoBehavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services with programs presently covering eight U.S. states. BHG provide both maintenance and detox services in an outpatient setting and utilize a variety of FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid addiction such as methadone and buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in Suboxone.

The company currently has 37 treatment center locations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. BHG operate in accordance with a number of core values that define their services, to include: character, enthusiasm, compassion, teamwork, and perseverance.

The organization’s website states that they incorporate best practices into their treatment approaches and use outcome-based metrics to consistently improve their service delivery. BHG has achieved full accreditation among their various facilities which means that they meet or exceed quality standards of care as determined by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Facilities.

Medication-assisted treatment is the industry standard for … Read more