Nebraska Methadone Clinics



Nebraska Methadone Clinics
Lincoln Treatment Center 4305 O Street Lincoln (402) 488-2122
Omaha Treatment Center 11215 John Galt Boulevard Omaha (402) 592-5900
BAART Community HealthCare 1941 South 42nd St., Suite 210 Omaha (402) 341-6220
 

Nebraska has methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors in and around its metropolitan urban centers as well as in some smaller rural towns and locations. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the USA, more medical providers are preparing themselves to work with people experiencing moderate to severe opioid dependency. While some individuals are able to detox successfully from opioids under supervised care, many discover that medication-assisted treatment is necessary to help them either avoid painful opioid withdrawal or to facilitate their journey into long term recovery. Methadone and (buprenorphine) suboxone are the two most popular & effective medication-assisted therapies available for opiate addicted persons. Both medications are FDA-approved, SAMHSA endorsed, and have been successfully utilized in treating opioid addiction for more than a decade. With methadone in particular, its success profile dates back to over 40 years in the United States.



ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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Billions To Be Allocated In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

The national budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes a request for $13 billion in funding for opioid treatment and related services. This linked Newsweek article states that $3 billion would be allocated in 2018 and another $10 billion in 2019.

Many opioid treatment programs across the country are currently able to add patient slots when additional funding is made available. The opioid crisis has flooded many clinics that are already at maximum census due to limited State and Medicaid funding.

A number of private pay clinics have opened in recent years as the need for medication-assisted treatment increased. If a substantial allocation of government funds becomes available, opioid treatment services will finally come into sharp national focus as scores of people finally obtain the help they need to stabilize and to recover.

In treating opioid addiction, research has shown that traditional abstinence-based programs which do not utilize medication assistance have a failure rate of 90%. Medication-assistance is a critical factor in helping opioid addicted people move into sustained recovery. The proposed $13 billion earmarked for opioid treatment services can make a huge difference all across the U.S. Methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) coupled with counseling and drug testing comprise the gold standard of care in treating opioid addiction.

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Opioid Treatment Making A Difference

There is a great article in the Bismarck Tribune about the expansion of methadone services in Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo, like most other areas of the country, was impacted in recent years by numerous opioid-related overdose deaths.

The article reports that Cass County had 31 overdose deaths in 2016, but that number was reduced to 15 in 2017, due in part to the increased availability of naloxone (the medication that reverses opioid overdose).

While local ambulance calls have decreased in relation to opioid overdoses, the problem of opioid addiction remains a widespread and primary concern in the community.

The Tribune story reveals that more local residents are now enrolled in opioid treatment and are receiving the life-saving medication, methadone. Treatment that combines medication-assistance and counseling is the industry standard in quality care for those addicted to opioids.

The new Fargo-based clinic is reported to have 164 active patients currently enrolled in the methadone program. The clinic director, Mark Schaefer, is quoted as saying that while enrollment has been rapid, there remain many people in the local area with untreated opioid addiction.

The availability of treatment is making a difference. And medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone are providing a much needed solution to America’s opioid crisis.

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Shifting Tide Favors Medication in Opioid Treatment

The nation’s opioid epidemic has reached fever pitch and is now being spotlighted by all levels of local and national media. This is obviously good news.

At the center of this discussion is what can be done to reduce opioid fatalities, and to provide addicted people a real opportunity to regain control over their lives. This discussion inevitably leads to examining the benefit of medication-assisted treatment.

Methadone and buprenorphine are the two leading alternatives for helping patients deal with the perpetual withdrawal sickness that comes from a physiological dependency on opioids. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse opioid overdose.

In recent congressional testimony to members of Congress, Scott Gottlieb (Commissioner of the FDA) specifically heralded the life-saving benefits of methadone and similar medications.

His testimony included comments on the wealth of information behind the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment. It is vitally important that legislative decision-makers obtain a clear understanding about what works and what does not in regard to coping successfully with this opioid crisis.

Time is of the essence because the present overdose fatality rate in the United States is over 64,000 per year. This number is beyond alarming. Here is an article that points to a possible positive shift in communities’ openness to having local opioid treatment nearby. Hopefully, this becomes a trend.

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Nebraska Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Raymond L. Carlson, D.O. Cody Medical Associates
2091 Box Buttle Avenue, Suite 200
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 762-4300
Brian James Finley, M.D. 2510 Bellevue Medical Center Drive
Suite 145A
Bellevue, NE 68123
(402) 779-7207
John Walter Markus, M.D. 2201 North Broadwell Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-3660
Ganga R Sharma, M.D. VA Nebraska/Western Iowa Healthcare Syst
2201 North Broadwell Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-3660
Kenneth Allen Zoucha, M.D. 4200 West 2nd Street
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-1971
Susan T. Howard, M.D. 420 West 5th Street
Suite 201
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-9400
Michael O Arisa, M.D. RICHARD YOUNG OUTPATIENT CLINIC
1755 Prairie View Place
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 865-2249
Matthew Michael Glenn, M.D. 3901 Pine Lake Road
Suite 211
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 423-4200
David G. Rutz, M.D. 4545 South 86th Street
Lincoln, NE 68526
(402) 483-7507
Tayo O. Obatusin, M.D. 1301 Amberwood Drive
Suite 4
Norfolk, NE 68701
(404) 342-0515
Daniel M. Wik, M.D. 110 North 37th Street
Building1, Suite 103
Norfolk, NE 68701-3283
(402) 316-3250
Narayana M. Koduri, M.D. 600 East Francis Street
Suite 8
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 696-7251
Janet Elizabeth Bernard, M.D. 500 West Leota
Suite 100
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 534-4440
Randall G. Sullivan, M.S., M.D. 600 East Francis
Suite 8
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 696-7251
Richard D. Fitch, M.D. Physician
88709 486 Avenue
O'Neill, NE 68763
(402) 336-3094
Subhash Chander Bhatia, M.D. 4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 995-4315
Kathleen M. Grant, M.D. Omaha VA Medical Center
4101 Woolworth Avenue–11th Floor
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 449-0679
Donald Angus Swanson, M.D. University Drug and Alcohol Program
1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 210
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 595-1703
Kevin Balter, M.D. 825 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 397-1180
Scott T. Boyd, M.D. 825 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 391-7246
Jeffrey Lee Edwards, M.D. 10020 Nicholas Street
Suite 106
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 894-9990
John E. Cook, M.D. 825 North 90th Road
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 397-1180
Kurt Gold, M.D. 7919 Wakeley Plaza
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 933-2016
Alan Dean Jensen, M.D. 8761 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 397-6060
Juan Jose Vazquez-Bauza, M.D. 4242 Farnam Street
Suite 150
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-2212
Leandro Sapanlay Anit, M.D., Jr. Alegent Health Lasting Hope Recovery Ct
415 S 25th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 717-5300
Aly Salah-Eldin Hassan, M.D. Craghton University GME
601 North 50th Street Suite 1609
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 345-8828
Jacqueline Chanlatte, M.D. 4242 Farnam Street
Suite 150
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-2212
Michael Lee Coy, M.D. 2808 North 75th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 932-2248
Cynthia Paul, M.D. 2808 North 75th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 932-2248
Syed Pirzada Sattar, M.D. Inroads to Recovery
2808 N 75th Street, Suite H
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 932-2248
Gerald Langdon, M.D. 11215 John Galt Boulevard
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 592-5900
Imad Alsakaf, M.D. Alegent Creighton Health/ Immanuel
7101 Newport Avenue, Suite 203
Omaha, NE 68152
(402) 572-2916
Jay Robert Allison, M.D. 300 North 2nd Street
Suite 100
Oneill, NE 68763
(402) 336-2904