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


Making A New Start

methadone-graphicA study by the government agency SAMHSA indicated there were approximately 254,000 patients receiving methadone for opioid addiction in 2006. In 2015, it is most likely that number is much higher given the prevalence of opioid addiction and the continued expansion of outpatient opioid treatment services in the United States. Today, there are considerably more methadone clinics and suboxone-approved physicians than there were a decade ago.

Making a new start with medication-assisted treatment is what hundreds of people across the country are deciding to do for themselves every week. Addiction is a progressive illness – one in which a person’s ability to choose is severely compromised. Medication-assisted treatment using either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) provides an important open door to a more responsible, quality life.

A majority of individuals suffering with opioid addiction (particularly when the illness spans years) have experienced dramatic brain changes which deepened their physiological dependency on opiates. This physical dependency is not easily removed. It is severe and persistent thus leading the person to do whatever is necessary to avoid being sick from opioid withdrawal.

Most long-term addicted individuals will tell you they rarely, if ever, get high from the illicit substances they use. They are simply trying to avoid being sick from debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. When a patient chooses to receive methadone or buprenorphine under the supervision of a doctor, they are making a decision to face their illness and to do something constructive about it.

As a family or friend, it is very helpful to gain an understanding of addiction and how medication-assisted treatment can be life changing for a person stuck in the cycle of opiate addiction.

Making a new start can be a bit frightening. Will methadone work for me? Will my loved ones condemn me? What about my job, or my legal situation? It becomes easy to put off making a decision when so many questions come into play.

It is important to remember that the road to recovery begins with just one step forward. That step will lead to another and another. This new start is always available. The message is one of hope and opportunity. Opiate addiction is a treatable illness. Medication-assistance can make a real difference.

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Acadia Healthcare Opioid Treatment Programs

Acadia HealthcareAcadia is a large U.S. based company who provide a broad range of behavioral healthcare services that target mental health and substance abuse problems in children, teenagers, and adults.

Their inpatient facilities provide approximately 9200 beds in 37 states including the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company’s outpatient addiction services specialize in opioid addiction and medication-assisted treatment for those suffering with heroin and other opioid dependencies. Each Acadia clinic utilizes methadone and suboxone in their overall treatment.

Acadia recently acquired CRC Health Group and in so doing raised their total number of opioid treatment programs to about 90 – currently making them the single largest provider in the United States.

Acadia just added 10 more clinics to Methadone.US and site visitors can find more information about Acadia’s Opioid Treatment Programs by visiting these recently added cities on the Methadone.US website:

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Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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1-800 Counselor Phone Support

800-counselorPalm Partners is a drug rehabilitation and recovery program located in Delray Beach, Florida. The organization provides a 24 hour hotline for individuals interested in learning about addiction treatment options.

Their website also provides an online chat alternative for speaking with an addiction counselor. Individuals facing addiction often alternate between being sick & tired of what they are going through and just giving in to the addiction as a result of being tired of the fight. Apprehension and feelings of fear have kept many addicted people from actively seeking help.

Speaking with supportive professionals (as well as others in recovery) can provide hope that people really can recover, and regain their quality of life.

From year to year, there has been a continual rise in the United States in the prevalence of addictive disorders. Over the past 5 years in particular, opioid addiction has moved into the forefront of both media coverage and general public awareness.

Some professionals contend that addiction treatment resources have shrunk over the last 15 years as a result of cuts in state funding and third party insurance coverage. What the next few years holds remains a question at this point in time. While there is interest in expanding addiction treatment services across the country, government funding is limited due to the growing national deficit and inability of government leaders to revitalize the economy through appropriate business incentives.

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Cassava Recovery App For Mobile Phones

cassava-appA new mobile phone app for recovering people was released last month by Elements Behavioral Health based out of Long Beach, California. The app is called Cassava and it provides a number of nifty features such as a daily reflection, a support group meetings finder based on your location, and a personal sobriety tracker that measures one’s number of days drug free.

In addition to days sober, the app allows users to record in a personal journal format their moods, daily nutrition, and even sleep patterns. An important part of growth in recovery is following new disciplines and remaining aware of self-care needs. The Cassava app can function as a useful toot for recovering people aiming to feed their recovery on a daily basis.

Another potentially helpful feature of the app is the inclusion of “recovery tips”. These function as reminders and suggestions for ways to cope with relapse risks. Addicted people, particularly in the early phase of recovery, are more vulnerable to sudden urges to use and often need a means of redirecting their thinking in order to sidestep a build-up of thoughts that feed the urge to use. Reading recovery literature has always been a potentially useful action step that helps to short circuit urges and cravings.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple website. While it is designed for Apple iPhone 5.0 and above, I was able to install the app on version 4.0 and it worked well.

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