Minneapolis Methadone Treatment

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This city has numerous 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.





Minneapolis Methadone Clinics
Hennepin Faculty Associates
Addiction Medicine Program
807 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 347-0970
Hennepin Faculty Associates
Addiction Medicine Program
914 South 8th Street, Suite S-131
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 873-7600
Specialized Treatment Services Inc 1121 Jackson Street NE, Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 236-1710
Specialized Treatment Services 1132 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 236-1700
Alliance Clinic 3329 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 454-2260
Northern Lakes Clinic Inc 6200 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(218) 755-5170
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Addictive Disorders Services
1 Veterans Drive, Highway 55 and County 62 Unit 116A-4
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 467-2228
Saint Josephs Hospital
Addiction Services
45 West 10th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 232-3627
Saint Paul Metro Treatment Center 2311 Woodbridge Street
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 773-0832

 

Minneapolis Buprenorphine Treatment
Beth Johnson, M.D. 825 Nicollot Mall
Suite 1948
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 338-2900
Ngozi J. Wamuo, M.D. 1801 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 596-0900
Charles Paul Reznikoff, M.D. HFA Addiction
807 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 347-0950
Susan Haddow, M.D. Community University Health Care Center
2001 Bloomington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 638-0700
Janet Mary Schmitt, M.D. 720 East 33rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 309-8131
Steven Eugene Klos, M.D. 3255 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-7800
Paul F. Erickson, M .D. 1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 302-4600
Rosalynn Torralba, M.D. Univ. of Minn. Physicians Broadway F. M.
1020 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 302-8200
John Stroemer, M.D. 1121 Jackson Street NE
Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 236-1700
Teresa Louise-Keller Gurin, M.D. Sports Ortho. Advanced Rehabilitation
43 Main Street S.E., Suite 223
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(952) 223-3339
Huong Mai Nguyen, M.D. 701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(651) 235-4741
Milton L. Bullock, M.D. Hennepin Co Med. Ctr, Dept of Med (865B)
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 347-2972
Gavin Bryce-Samuel Bart, M.D. Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 347-0926
Juan Antonio Avila, M.D. 3036 W Lake St. Unit 343
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(612) 259-8697
Joseph Stanley Richmond, M.D. 2904 Johnson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 782-0900
S. Fred Everett, M.D. 2904 Johnson Street
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 782-0900
Brianna A. Murugesan, D.O. 319 West 47th Street
Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 817-4602
Spencer Allan Johnson, M.D. 4001 Stinson Boulevard, NE
Suite 404
Minneapolis, MN 55421
(612) 706-9630
Gerald Richard Werth, M.D. Steady State Medicine, LLC
4001 Stinson Boulevard, Suite 403
Minneapolis, MN 55421-3424
(612) 767-5966
Sreejaya Veluvali, M.D. 2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 273-9101
John Ernest Simon, M.D. 701 25th Avenue South
Suite 303
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 339-4841
Gregory M. Amer, M.D. Fairview Riverside Campus
25th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 273-4492
Sheila Specker, M.D. UMN Medical School, Dept of Pshychiatry
F282/2A West, 2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 273-9806
Amelia Merz, M.D. University of Minnesota, Dept. of Psych.
2450 Riverside Avenue, F282 2A West
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 273-9822
Jon Edgar Grant, M.D. University of Minnesota Medical Center
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 273-9736


Evzio For Reversal of Opioid Overdose

evzio-naloxoneEvzio is an FDA-approved emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioid overdose. It is an “auto-injector” designed to contain a retractable needle and a 0.4 mg dose of naloxone. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of overdose with heroin or other opiates. Naloxone has been used throughout the country in the past few years and literally saved hundreds of lives.

evzio-imageKaleo Pharma is the manufacturer of Evzio. The company specializes in innovative solutions for serious and life threatening medical conditions. Kaleo Pharma is based out of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

As has been documented in national media, very potent forms of heroin have become available much of it laced with other opiate derivatives like fentanyl. These combinations have proven lethal in a large number of cases often with younger people being the victims of overdose due to not understanding the extreme potency of the drugs being sold.

Products like Evzio in the hands of family and … Read more

Maine’s Governor LePage May Undermine Opioid Addiction Treatment

Maine2Paul LePage, the governor of Maine, has announced that he is considering ceasing state-funded support for methadone. As an alternative, Maine is proposing that patients prescribed methadone be switched to a more affordable suboxone option as part of a $727,000 state budget cut. The story is here.

This is an indefensible decision with dire medical implications for opioid addicted patients currently receiving methadone. It equates to government officials making medical decisions that will negatively impact the health and well-being of thousands of people.

Representative Drew Gattine (a member of the Health & Human Services Committee) is quoted as saying the proposal shows a lack of understanding of the societal costs of addiction throughout the state of Maine.

Methadone and suboxone are both effective medications, but offer very unique characteristics and applications depending on the severity & chronicity of a patient’s opioid addiction. Buprenorphine (the actual opioid agonist contained in suboxone) has a much lower ceiling effect than does methadone … Read more

SMC Recovery Offering Affordable Opportunity in Scottsdale

smc-recovery-2SMC Recovery based in Scottsdale, Arizona opened an outpatient addiction treatment program late last year. SMC provides a Medication-Assisted Program utilizing methadone and an Intensive Outpatient Program. Both treatment modalities are endorsed by SAMHSA as best practices in the field of addiction treatment.

Methadone programs across the USA cover a wide range of prices sometimes as high as $15.00 per day. However, SMC Recovery have implemented one of the most affordable rates in the country at just $55.00 per week. This is an outstanding value for anyone who has been struggling with opiate addiction and it is one of the most competitive rates we have learned of anywhere in the country.

Prospective patients are often unable to get started with outpatient methadone treatment because the cost is just too high for them. SMC Recovery have lowered this barrier considerably. We were informed by their staff that this price will most likely be active over the next year consequently providing … Read more

Recovery Is About Positive Change

new-year-recoveryAs we prepare for another new year, there is always this opportunity for welcomed changes and improvements in our lives. New years resolutions are often built around personal goals that people would like to achieve like quitting smoking, losing weight, or beginning a new hobby.

With opioid addiction, the desire for relief is always present. It is amazing what an individual can do when they are truly motivated and committed to a goal. It is true that people enter recovery every single day. What an incredible truth this is!

The big question is what does it take for a person to step onto the path of change and to point themselves in a new direction? The disease of addiction is one that is allowed to continue as a result of becoming stagnant, inactive. As a disease process, drug addition only gets halted when a person makes a decision to do something about it. If a person fails to take any … Read more

Buprenorphine and Liver Health

methadone-safe-for-liverJana Burson is a North Carolina physician who specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction using medications like buprenorphine and methadone. Dr. Burson is a passionate caregiver and patient advocate with considerable experience in the field of addiction treatment. She maintains an informative blog on the topic of opioid addiction treatment and recently posted her comments and observations on a revealing 2012 study.

The 2012 study by Saxon et al is reported in her blog to have followed more than 700 patients over 24 weeks who were receiving either methadone or buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone). These patients were checked for specific red flag elevations that would suggest emerging liver damage or liver inflammation. None of the patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine had significant abberations in liver functioning. This led the researchers to conclude that neither medication causes liver damage.

A 2014 follow-up study by Soyka and others (published in the American Journal on Addictions) found the same results … Read more

Methadone or Suboxone

addiction-is-treatable-2A common question among those seeking help is whether methadone or suboxone is the best choice for opioid replacement therapy. It reminds me of the age old debate … which is better, Ford or Chevy? Methadone has been used in opioid addiction treatment for about 45 years. Suboxone has been available to the public for 12 years. Each of these medications has been shown, through conclusive research, to be highly effective in eliminating opioid withdrawal. Both methadone and suboxone achieve a similar outcome, but with subtle differences. [view our comparison chart]

When opiate withdrawal symptoms are no longer a daily preoccupation and source of anxiety, individuals are free to invest their energy & time in productive, meaningful activities. Avoiding withdrawal sickness is the single greatest driver of continued opioid use, and often pushes an individual to desperate measures to maintain a supply of opiates so that they will not get sick.

People unfamiliar with addiction sometimes believe that … Read more