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

President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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New Hampshire Addiction Crisis

womens-recoveryNBC News recently reported on the heroin crisis that New Hampshire residents have witnessed. Unprecedented numbers of people from all age groups are struggling with opioid addiction. Many are now deceased with estimates putting the number at nearly 400 who died from a fatal overdose just last year.

New Hampshire is reported to have no state-funded methadone programs to assist those experiencing severe heroin and other opioid addiction. There are several private clinics, but those are currently full with waiting lists for individuals who hope to one day be admitted.

Diane St. Onge, director of the Manchester Comprehensive Treatment Center, is quoted as saying “We need more treatment options. People’s lives are at stake.” Her clinic is presently operating at capacity with 540 patients according to the NBC article. Scores of untreated addicted adults are seeking treatment. When clinics are at capacity, they are forced to place prospective patients on a waiting list.

It is estimated that a significant number of the overdoses are related to heroin and other opiates being mixed with fentanyl and other substances. This makes the potency of the drugs being used almost impossible to predict thus greatly increasing the chance of accidental overdose.

Detox or medication-assisted treatment are the primary modes of intervention for those with opioid addiction. While there has been a substantial increase nationwide in the number of clinics dedicated to treating opioid addiction, there remain numerous areas throughout the country where methadone and suboxone support services are not yet readily available.

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Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

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