New Orleans Methadone & Suboxone Treatment


BHG New Orleans Downtown Treatment Center

417 South Johnson Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 524-7205

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday, 5:00 am – 9:00 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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Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid treatment services in the greater New Orleans and Gretna metropolitan area. They offer both methadone and suboxone, both of which are FDA-approved medications in widespread use across the country in the treatment of moderate to severe opioid addiction. There are also a number of private physicians in New Orleans who are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone). Consequently, local residents currently have a range of options for treatment. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in U.S. methadone clinics and substance abuse treatment organizations.


New Orleans Methadone Clinics
BHG New Orleans Downtown Treatment Center 417 South Johnson Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 524-7205
BHG New Orleans Westbank Treatment Center 1141 Whitney Avenue, Building 4
Gretna, LA 70056
(504) 347-1120

 

New Orleans Buprenorphine Suboxone Treatment
BHG New Orleans Downtown Treatment Center 417 South Johnson Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 524-7205
BHG New Orleans Westbank Treatment Center 1141 Whitney Ave, Building 4
Gretna, LA 70056
(504) 347-1120
Harminder Singh Mallik Tulane University School of Medicine
1440 Canal Street, #TB53
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-2201
Alan David Kaye, M.D., PhD, DABA, DABPM 1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 656
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 715-0888
Sanket A. Vyas, M.D. Department Of Psychiatry And Neurology
1400 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-2201
Mordecai Potash, M.D. Tulane University-Psychiatry Department
1440 Canal Street, 10th Floor, TB-48
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-5405
Ronald Joseph Gagn¿, M.D. 1022 Toulouse St.
Unit BC-1
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 558-9673
Andrew Dawson Calhoun, M.D. Central City Mental Health Clinic
2221 Philip Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 568-6650
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
Lesley Lirette, M.D. 4429 Clara Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-9311
Gregory Brian Caudill, M.D. 3600 Prytania Street
Suite 72
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-8311
Erin Elizabeth Capone, M.D. 3600 Prytania Street
Suite 72
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-5144
Guy Thomas Williams, M.D. Townsend
3600 Prytania, Suite 72
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-5144
Nicholas Gregory Pejic, M.D. 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
Abdul H. Khan, M.D. 719 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 942-8101
Phyllis B. Wallo, M.D. 7611 Maple Street
Suite A-1
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-4900
Andrew Zachary Williams, M.D. 935 Calhoun Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 896-7200
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
Kenneth Wiley, M.D. 3840 Saint Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 286-5656
Lincoln Denton Paine, M.D. 1525 River Oaks Road West
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 899-5111
Denise Marie Graham, M.D. 5745 Plauche Court
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 733-3631
William Kuang-Wu Lo, M.D. River Oaks Hospital
1525 River Oaks Road West
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 734-1740
Karen Marie George, M.D. 3612 Upperline Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
(337) 288-1038
Terry J. Lain, M.D. 9235 Lake Forest Boulevard
Suite A
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 241-8188
Bennett Nwankpa, M.D. 9235 Lake Forest Blvd. Suite A
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 241-8188
Serge T. Celestin, M.D. 10555 Lake Forest Boulevard
Unit 3-M
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 245-0510
Bryant G. George, Sr., M.D. 734 Union Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 919-3009
Jacquelyn Ann Robinson, M.D. Algiers/Fischer Behavioral Health Center
4440 General Meyer Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70131
(504) 361-6500
Gretna Opioid Treatment Services


BHG New Orleans Westbank Treatment Center

1141 Whitney Avenue, Building 4
Gretna, LA 70056

Phone: (504) 347-1120

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 5:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday, 5:00 am – 10:00 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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Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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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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