Nashville Methadone & Suboxone Treatment

BHG Nashville Treatment Center

2410 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615) 321-2575

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am – 9:30 am

Website: www.bhgrecovery.com

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. They provide pharmacotherapeutic maintenance and detoxification services in a conventional outpatient setting. BHG’s services include Methadone maintenance and Buprenorphine (aka: Suboxone) maintenance programs.

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Nashville and the surrounding metropolitan area are served primarily by Behavioral Health Group (BHG) who offer methadone and suboxone services in addition to outpatient addiction recovery counseling. There are many Nashville doctors as well who are authorized to provide prescriptions for suboxone (buprenorphine) to individuals struggling with a chronic opioid addiction disorder. Nashville, and particularly the state of Tennessee, has experienced a widespread opioid addiction problem which has grown steadily over the last decade. While it was fueled in large part by prescription painkillers, heroin has also emerged once again as a primary addiction problem. Opioid replacement therapy using methadone or buprenorphine is a best practice medical intervention endorsed by the AMA (American Medical Association). Below are links to more information on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics across the U.S.





Nashville Methadone Clinics
BHG Nashville
Treatment Center
2410 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 321-2575

 

Nashville Buprenorphine Suboxone Providers
BHG Nashville
Treatment Center
2410 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 321-2575
Darrell Gene Arnett, M.D. Church Street Care, PLLC
1915 1/2 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-1552
Carl E. Mitchell, M.D. 2201 Murphy Avenue
Suite 207
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 322-9229
Robert E. Murray, M.D. 346 21st Avenue North
Unit #202
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 480-4548
Michael Peter Miller, M.D. 1915 1/2 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 321-1121
Winston H. Griner, M.D. 1510 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 429-6420
Jane R. Weinberg, M.D. 602 West Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 383-1995
Richard Graves Soper, M.D. Center for Behavioral Wellness
2830 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-5747
Alan Stuart Henson, M.D. The Grove-Whitworth
420 Elmington Avenue, #703
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 292-9881
Daniel Frederick Barton, M.D. 4535 Harding Pike
Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 349-1820
Sai Wentum, M.D. 213 West Maplewood Lane
Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 262-6888
Mujeeb H. Khan, M.D. Madison Behavioral Health Skyline Rehab
3443 Dickerson Pike, Suite 520
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 860-6500
Christopher John Dull, Sr., M.D. 3443 Dickerson Pike
Suite 520
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 860-6500
Shahid Ali, M.D. 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 327-6810
Rahn K. Bailey, M.D. 1005 D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37208
(281) 554-7188
Zia Uddin Wahid, M.D. Elam Mental Health Ctr, Meharry Med Coll
1005 D.B. Todd Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 327-6491
Jan Mayer, M .D Sylvan Park Counseling
334 46th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 915-1969
Abdelmadjid Guerrah, M.D. South Crest Clinic
3413 Nolensville Pike, Suite A
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 333-8383
Tanya Dimitrova Porashka, M.D. 6153 Bradford Hills Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 830-2906
Jason Donald Stroud, M.D. 7841 Heaton Way
Nashville, TN 37211
(866) 755-4258
Charles Roger Freed, Jr., M.D. 5515 Edmundson Pike
Suite 119-E
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 832-6489
Rosa L. Stone, D.O. 3708 Nolensville Road
Suite D
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 315-0037
Parthenon Pavilion CMC
Dual Stabilization Unit
2401 Parman Place
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 342-1400
Cumberland Heights
Alcohol and Drug Treatment
8283 River Road
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 352-1757
Vanderbilt Addiction Center 1601 23rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 327-7000
BHG Nashville Treatment Center – 2410 Charlotte Avenue




Stepping Onto The Path of Recovery

the-pathAn important consideration in examining the disease of addiction is the recognition that “recovery” is an incremental process. Many people facing their addiction will experience brief setbacks, and some will struggle for years before they are able to remain on the path of positive change.

As a counselor, I have listened to many recovering individuals talk about their resistance to change. Addiction is a persistent disease of disruptive thinking and behavior highly subject to repetition. Addicts will repeat the same bad “choices” as a result of many factors. Scientific research has shown that habitual patterns of behavior are neurochemically driven deep within the brain. These patterns can be reinforced by one’s social connections, immediate environment, and underlying belief system.

With severe levels of addiction sustained over years, it can become difficult for people to shift their lifestyle, thinking, and decision-making toward a healthy, recovery-oriented mindset. In 12 Step recovery, there is the popular expression called “hitting bottom”. This expression is typically used to describe a specific time in which a person has lost so much, or suffered such a painful crisis, that their readiness for change finally emerges. This window of opportunity is often times short-lived. Hitting bottom will compel some people to finally take the right action – to seek help – to admit they have a problem. If this happens, then a decision to step onto the path of recovery may actually occur.

Active addition is often characterized by a short range view in which consequences are not thoroughly considered. Focusing on consequences interferes with the compulsive desire to use. And even then, a recognition of consequences to oneself and family is often not enough to change the decision to get high. With opiate addiction, the decision to use is overwhelmingly controlled by opiate withdrawal sickness. This never-ending physical sickness takes people away from recovery and keeps them trapped in a desperate existence centered around doing whatever is necessary to avoid being “dope sick”.

Fortunately, this dilemma can be addressed through medication-assisted treatments (methadone, suboxone, naltrexone). These do not replace the need for a recovery program, but they become an important part of one’s overall personal recovery program. Staying on the path of recovery is the next critical phase after stepping onto the path. Medication-assisted treatment greatly aids recovering addicts in staying on the proper path. Science has proven that those with the greatest chance of long-term, successful sobriety are those that remain in treatment and recovery. Said differently, a person’s chance of recovery success is statistically improved the longer they remain in treatment.

When a person no longer has to face the crippling weight of daily withdrawal sickness, they have a chance to re-approach their overall recovery and the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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Reducing Risk of IV-Related Infections

drug-safetyOne of the risks associated with the progression of opioid addiction is the increased probability of an addicted person moving to injectable heroin as a last resort in dealing with opioid withdrawal. In the early years of methadone’s adoption in treatment centers, it was used primarily to help heroin addicted individuals detox from heroin and eventually remain heroin free.

While heroin is definitely resurfacing, the opioid epidemic of recent years has primarily been about prescription opioids taken orally. Following this pattern of use, users eventually discover that crushing and snorting pills is a more efficient means of getting an opioid into their system. Injecting is typically the last step in this progression of the disease of addiction.

But with injection comes a variety of new risks and health problems such as skin abscesses, localized infection at the site of injection, as well as hepatitis C (a viral infection of the liver) and HIV infection acquired through needle sharing with infected persons. A recent story in the news highlighted a sudden increase in HIV infections in Scott County (Indiana) in conjunction with the rise of opioid addiction there and injectable drug use.

Indiana’s governor has temporarily approved the use of needle exchange programs to help reduce the risk of virus transmission resulting from the use of dirty needles. The story indicated that the number of documented HIV infections had risen month over month. The county is presently trying to locate over 100 people who may have been exposed to the HIV virus in connection with injecting opiates.

Methadone and other medication-assisted treatments have been conclusively proven to reduce heroin/opiate relapse and injection drug use. For many individuals trapped in a daily cycle of perpetual drug abuse, the risk of acquiring a deadly infection increases with every day that they are not in treatment receiving help.

Treatment leads to recovery, and recovery leads to dramatic lifestyle change. Many patients who choose methadone as a tool in their personal recovery never go back to injecting drugs. This obviously is a life saving choice.

Someone recently stated “If you’re dead, you can’t recovery.” This is a rather blunt way of expressing a profound and meaningful truth. Addiction does rob loved ones, friends, family, and neighbors of life, health, and happiness. Recovery has the ability to restore all of these. Let us keep our minds and hearts open about the value of medication-assisted treatment. It is making a real difference for numerous people around the world.

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Acadia HealthCare Opioid Addiction Treatment

acadia-healthcareAcadia Healthcare is a leading behavioral healthcare services provider headquartered out of Franklin, Tennessee. The company was established in 2005 and has experienced rapid growth as a result of strategic acquisitions and a sharp focus on the delivery of psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services.

Acadia recently bought out CRC Health Group for a reported $1.2 billion in a well-publicized sale which closed in February 2015. The acquisition significantly expanded Acadia’s opioid addiction treatment capabilities adding approximately 82 methadone/suboxone facilities nationwide. The company is nicely positioned to serve tens of thousands of patients on a daily basis who are struggling with opioid addiction and other associated illnesses. Methadone and buprenorphine products are utilized in association with a variety of counseling approaches.

Just added to Methadone.US are five of Acadia’s opioid treatment clinics located in San Diego, Riverside, Baltimore, Portland, and Southern Indiana.

Acadia’s mission statement:

Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create behavioral health centers where people receive care that enables them to regain hope in a supportive, caring environment.

The company presently has behavioral healthcare facilities in 37 U.S. states, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. These include residential treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and therapeutic school-based programs.

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Right Path Clinics Offer Suboxone and Addiction Counseling

right-path-clinics-2Right Path is an opioid treatment provider operating in the greater Hampton Roads area of eastern Virginia. The organization specializes in the use of burprenorphine (the critical ingredient in Suboxone that alleviates opioid withdrawal symptoms).

Right Path currently have outpatient services in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Suffolk, but plan to soon offer a location convenient for residents and visitors along the Outer Banks.

Recognizing the importance of individualized treatment plans, Right Path tailor their services to the needs of the individual patient. While suboxone is beneficial in eliminating the pain of opioid withdrawal, addiction counseling is essential in helping patients to understand the addiction and recovery process. Right Path provide addiction counseling as a component of their overall treatment program.

Evening and weekend hours are offered, and most insurance is accepted. The Right Path website has a helpful page that outlines various questions and issues that you might cover with your Suboxone Doctor in your first appointment. Their website provides another highly informative page on Suboxone which answers many common questions about this increasingly popular medication. More information on Right Path’s locations and contact information can be obtained here:

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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 local emergency response teams can yield life saving interventions within minutes.

When addicted people survive a near fatal overdose, this often acts as a necessary catalyst to enter treatment and to step onto the path of personal recovery. Overdose survivors sometimes reflect on what has happened to them and may realize the pain that their death would have caused their children, friends, and family. The vast majority of overdoses are accidental and are nearly always preventable.

It is important to remember that addiction is an illness and that addicted people can recover, and can go on to live much improved lives when they are ready to change. Evzio will most likely save many people and give them that opportunity to live a life of real recovery.

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