New Orleans Methadone Treatment

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This city has several 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.





New Orleans Methadone Clinics
DRD New Orleans Medical Clinic 417 South Johnson Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 524-7205

 

New Orleans Buprenorphine Treatment
Andrew Dawson Calhoun, M.D. Central City Mental Health Clinic
2221 Philip Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 568-6650
Michael James Biunno 3520 General DeGaulle Drive
Suite 4030
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 363-7448
Angela N. Traylor, M.D. Family Care, Inc
3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4070
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 363-7449
Brij M. Mitruka, M.D. 3501 Holiday Drive
Suite 204
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 263-0680
Bertrand Tillery, M.D. 3500 Behrman Place
Suite 200
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 365-9906
Philipp Andreas Sack, M.D. Tulane Univ SOM, 1440 Canal Street
Tb-53
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 975-6068
Nicholas Gregory Pejic 1301 Antonine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-1682
William Scott Griffies, M.D. 3600 Prytania Street
Suite 72
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-5144
Jose Calderon-Abbo, M.D. 3439 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-8808
Erich Conrad, M.D. 3450 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-8558
Johnny L. Gibson, M.D. 1406 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 529-8006
Gabriel E. Mendy, M.D. 3400 Saint Claude Avenue
Suite 203
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 944-9300
Ciro Francisco Juarez-Nunez, M.D. 719 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 942-8101
Abdul H. Khan, M.D. 719 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 942-8101
Anthony Gerard Johnson, M.D. Mental Health Center
719 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 942-8358
Nicholas Gregory Pejic 7412 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 231-3987
Andrew Zachary Williams, M.D. 210 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 897-4673
Erik Lee Kinzie, M.D. 1440 Canal Street
Tb-53
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 988-4272
Khoa Tran, M.D. 2524 South Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
(540) 861-2412
James S. Sigrist, M.D. 8403 Willow Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 897-6887
James Whitton Lowe, M.D. 935 Calhoun Street
Lancaster Bldg, first floor
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 891-9363
Terry J. Lain, M.D. 330 North Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 756-8595
Kenneth Wiley, M.D. 3840 Saint Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 286-5656
Denise Marie Graham, M.D. 5745 Plauche Court
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 733-3631
James Whitton Lowe, M.D. 1525 River Oaks Road West
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 891-9363
William Kuang-Wu Lo, M.D. River Oaks Hospital
1525 River Oaks Road West
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 734-1740
Richard J. Capiola, M.D. 1525 River Oaks Road West, Suite 200
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 734-1740


Massachusetts Is Prohibited From Banning Zohydro

court-decisionSomewhat of a surprise was the recent ruling that the state of Massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, from being prescribed in the state. The manufacturer of Zohydro, Zogenix, had argued that the ban was not constitutional and must be reversed.

The state governor, Deval Patrick, had announced his intention to make Zohydro unavailable since the manufacturer’s initial plan was to provide it without a tamper-proof component to deter abuse and potential overdose.

Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state of Massachusetts had exceeded its authority in banning the drug, and she consequently implemented a preliminary injunction temporarily reversing the ban. The governor expressed disappointment that the public’s safety concerns were not sufficient to halt the sale of Zohydro, but he stated he would pursue other channels for addressing the widespread opioid abuse problem that is continuing to grow in the state and across the country.

Opioid pain medications have become a primary drug of abuse for … Read more

Recovery From Heroin Addiction Helps Parenting

methadone-clinic-7When a parent enters treatment for opioid addiction and begins methadone dosing, hopefully that person embraces the recovery process and the resumption of certain responsibilities that may have been neglected during addiction.

Many parents in addiction live with a sense of regret and shame over not always being there for their children. Opiate addiction is particularly brutal and can derail a person’s priorities for extended periods of time. Families can suffer, and their bonds strained to the limit for years because of drug addiction.

When a parent begins to find true recovery and is able to take an honest look at their life, they recognize how their mistakes affected others – most often their families and particularly their children.

Effective parenting requires a notable combination of talents & abilities – obviously love mixed with patience, availability, consistency, and attention. These qualities suffer and are diminished for a majority of addicted parents when drugs are in control. As the years roll … Read more

Opiate Abuse Epidemic Addressed by Massachusetts Governor

massachusettsThe State of Massachusetts is experiencing dramatic levels of opioid abuse and their Governor, Deval Patrick, is sharply focused on addressing the problem. A compelling Boston Globe article has highlighted the growing problem with heroin and other opiates across the state noting that 185 people died of heron overdose between November 2013 and February 2014.

Also mentioned in the article was the state’s plan to increase funding for drug treatment by $20 million and to prohibit the sale of Zohydro, a highly potent prescription painkiller that has drawn much attention and criticism due to its ability to potentially worsen the opioid epidemic in America.

Governor Patrick has declared the opioid abuse problem a public health emergency and is taking active measures to increase the availability of naloxone to Massachusetts public workers so that they can intervene to save the lives of those experiencing an opiate overdose. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid overdose within … Read more

Doctors and Prescriptions For Pain Medication

oxycodone-prescriptionReceiving increased attention across the country are concerns about prescription pain medication and to what extent prescribers are using caution and due diligence in administering them.

In addition to opioid addiction treatment centers that often employ methadone, pain management clinics also utilize methadone as well as other beneficial but potentially addictive opioid medications such as hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. Often, in addition to painkiller prescriptions, pain management physicians will prescribe powerful benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin to manage patients’ stress and anxiety symptoms.

The potential problems which can emerge from these medication combinations is fairly extensive. First, uninformed patients can develop a rapid physical dependency on pain meds if not properly educated. Patients also run the risk of accidental overdose when combining powerful drugs like methadone, oxycodone, and xanax. There is a serious risk to the community when a physician overprescribes because powerful pain medications and benzodiazepines have a premium “street value”, and are often diverted and sold to naive, … Read more

When Emotional Pain Fuels Relapse

grief-and-lossPeople in recovery from addiction face very substantial stresses. The stress of trying to cope with cravings & urges, the stress of facing life and trying to resolve problems, and the common pressure of trying to make ends meet when finances are not in good shape.

While many addicted individuals find that they are more resilient than perhaps they ever believed, loss can sometimes be a particularly crippling experience. People from all walks of life suffer and struggle with losses – divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, income, security, or health.

A recent New York Times article briefly profiled a young woman released from prison who was trying to stay clean from heroin. She really missed her child who had been removed from her custody. While she loved her baby, she also recognized she was not yet ready to resume the pressures and responsibilities of parenting until she got herself on more solid, sober … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction Among Affluent Women

women-in-addictionAn interesting post was made on the DrugFree.org website related to a recent survey which found that the primary drug of abuse among “affluent” addicted women was prescription opioids or heroin.

The definition of affluent included those whose annual family income exceeded $100,000. Of those who entered treatment for their addiction, 61% of them identified prescription opioids as their predominant addiction problem. 

The survey found that 70% of those who developed an addiction reported that their initial use was related to a prescription of legal medications for the treatment of pain or emotional problems.

The opioid epidemic has shown how universal addiction problems actually are by transcending all types of assumed barriers and biases. Opioid addiction is a very clear brain disease and poses risk, even in prescribed legitimate uses, to those individuals with no prior addiction-related problems or high risk behaviors.

For individuals receiving prescription pain medication, it is imperative that they have a thoughtful and candid discussion with … Read more