Newport News Methadone Treatment

Affinity Healthcare Group

Affinity Healthcare Group
6000 Jefferson Avenue, Suite B
Newport News, VA   23605

Phone: (757) 933-2660

Website: AffinityHealthClinics.com

We provide medically supervised Methadone and Suboxone (Buprenorphine) maintenance treatment to individuals who are attempting to overcome an addiction to or dependence upon heroin or other opioids.

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Newport News has providers who are able to offer both methadone and suboxone for those suffering with a chronic opioid dependency. Therapy or structured counseling are typically provided as well when receiving opioid replacement therapy. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms (like vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea) for a significant number of people. Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone, has a well-established track record of safety and effectiveness, and is currently in widespread use across the country as more physicians become approved to prescribe it. Below are links to information pages on methadone and suboxone’s usefulness, opioid dependency, addiction counseling, and local job openings in methadone clinics.


Newport News Area Methadone Clinics
Affinity Health Clinics 6000 Jefferson Avenue, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 933-2660
Timothy Andrew O'Connell, M.D.
(American Addiction Treatment Center)
12695 McManus Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23602

(757) 234-4139

Hampton Roads Clinic
Opioid Treatment Program
2712 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 240-5223
Dept of Behavioral Healthcare Service
SA Outpatient Treatment Services
505 Washington Street, Suite 606
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-8896
Norfolk Community Services Board
Substance Abuse Services
7460 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 664-6670

 

Newport News Suboxone Buprenorphine Providers
Right Path Treatment Centers

Our Physicians
– Fred Nicolas Thomas 3rd, MD
– David Langille, MD
– Edwin Cruz, MD

11747 Jefferson Ave., Unit #7
Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 594-0234

Affinity Health Clinics 6000 Jefferson Avenue, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 933-2660
Douglas H. Chessen, M.D. 12420 Warwick Blvd 7C
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 595-3900
Robert Noyes Lowe, M.D. 2501 Marshall Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-3910

Newport News Suboxone Services

Right Path – Newport News
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Right Path Treatment Centers
11747 Jefferson Ave., Unit #7
Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: (757) 594-0234  

Website: RightPathAddictionCenters.com

The Leader in Opioid Dependence Treatment

As the area’s leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic, Right Path Treatment Centers are the largest provider of maintenance and management programs that help people suffering with addiction in the Commonwealth. Right Path was founded on the approach that opioid addiction is in fact a debilitating disease, and those infected by it, should have a proper channel to fight it head on. With multiple locations throughout Virginia and Northern North Carolina, Right Path Treatment Centers are solely dedicated to helping those that are addicted to opioid medications and heroin. Specialized Physicians, as well as Licensed Addiction Counselors have a dual treatment plan that consists of coupling Suboxone or other medications with counseling and therapy.

Right Path Treatment Centers take most major insurances, as well as affordable self-pay options are available. With late evening and weekend hours, Right Path Treatment Centers make coming to see the doctor convenient, compassionate, as well as affordable.

right-path-clinics-2More information can be found at our website or you can call today to schedule an appointment. Most Patients can be seen the very same day if needed. Let Right Path – Treat you with Compassion.

Our Physicians
– Fred Nicolas Thomas 3rd, MD
– David Langille, MD
– Edwin Cruz, MD

Right Path Treatment Centers – Call (757) 594-0234
 

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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