Newton Methadone Treatment

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Methadone has continued to be an effective evidence-based treatment intervention for opioid addiction. Consequently, methadone clinics are opening now in more rural areas of the United States. Both methadone and suboxone are highly beneficial in alleviating uncomfortable opioid withdrawal symptoms. Listed below are some area methadone and suboxone (buprenorphine) resources as well as links to additional information on methadone advantages/risks, opiate addiction, recovery counseling, and present job openings in methadone clinics throughout the United States.


Newton Methadone Clinics
Habit OPCO 99 Topeka Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-1499
Community Substance Abuse Centers 175 Crescent Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 889-8779
North Charles Institute
For the Addictions
260 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 661-5700
IMPACT 260 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 661-0405
Addiction Treatment Center of
New England
77 Warren Street
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 254-1271×124
Roxbury Comp Comm Health Center Inc
Methadone Services
170 Morton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 541-3670×221
Bay Cove Human Services
Methadone Services
66 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 371-3030
Dept of Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr
Drug Dependency Treatment Center/Outpt
251 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 248-1010
Boston Public Health Commission
Narcotic Addiction Clinic Meth Servs
300 Frontage Road
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 534-2490
Bay Cove Human Services
Bridge to Recovery Detoxification
Long Island Health Campus, Administration Building
North Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 471-9600×2427

 

Newton Buprenorphine Treatment
Stephen R. Wiener, M.D. 10 Langley Road
Suite 303
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 527-4055
Fredric Schiffer, M.D. 30 Lincoln Street
Newton, MA 02461
(617) 969-1188
Curtis Wittmann, M.D. WACC 812
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 724-6300
Katherine Knutson, M.D. MOH Department of Psychiatry
WACC 812, 15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 724-6300×134
Carlos Manuel Suarez, M.D. 16 Blossom Street
R101
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 724-4905
Duy Pham, M.D. 251 Causeway Street
Suite 245
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 248-1016
Lily A. Awad, M.D. VAOPC 251 Causeway Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 248-1054
Karsten D. Kueppenbender, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital
West End House
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-2712
Edward Wright Boyer, M.D. CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-6000
John R. Knight, M.D. Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-2727
Michael William Marcus, M.D. 82 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116
(781) 721-2737
Joseph Yeretsian, M.D. 20 Park Plaza
Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 507-1472
Alireza Toossi, M.D. 425 Boylston Street
Suite 310
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 848-3948
Snezana Milanovic, M.D. 20 Park Plaza
Suite 442
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 948-2110
Massachusetts General Hospital
Addiction Services
16 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-2712
Children's Hospital Pediatric Assoc
Adolescent SA Program
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-5433
Intake:
(617) 355-2727
CAB Boston Treatment Center 784 Rear Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 247-1001
Intake:
(800) 763-5363
Habit Management 99 Topeka Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-1499
Intake:
(617) 442-1499
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
VA Boston Healthcare System
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 232-9500×232

Youth and Opioid Addiction

In past decades, opioid addiction was skewed more heavily toward an older generation of adults. But today we have larger numbers of youth using opioids and experiencing addiction-related problems at earlier ages. Importantly, research has demonstrated conclusively that those who remain engaged in treatment for six months or more are much more likely to stabilize and to enjoy sustained success with recovery.

A recent Reuters Health article highlights the fact that many opioid-addicted youth are either not yet engaging in treatment or are exiting treatment too early. While more youth are being saved through the overdose reversal drug naloxone, a majority of addicted youth are still not receiving medicated-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine or methadone.

More work is necessary to open up treatment avenues for young adults across America, and to both educate & compel youth to seek MAT (medication-assisted treatment) as soon as possible.

The opioid addiction problem in America will not soon disappear. Drugs continue to find their way across the U.S. border through multiple avenues. Positive efforts are indeed bringing needed change, but the complexity and extent of opioid addiction in the U.S. will require a long-term, sustained commitment throughout the country. We must get the message out – especially to young people who may not fully grasp the power of addiction!

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Opioid Use Disorder A Modern Reality

Opioid Use Disorder is the newer clinical terminology (from the DSM5) used to describe the full range of opioid problems ranging from mild opioid-related use issues to severe opioid addiction.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were 72,287 deaths from overdose in the United States. That is certainly an alarming statistic. Of that number, 49,060 of those deaths were from opioids specifically – just in 2017. By contrast, there were 58,200 U.S. fatalities that resulted from the entire Vietnam war.

The good news is that government funding for opioid treatment is finally entering the stream on a local level. Increasing numbers of methadone clinics and physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine are moving into America’s more rural areas, ones that have historically been severely underserved.

As treatment for Opioid Use Disorder becomes more readily available, people struggling under the constant pressure of addiction will have an opportunity to apply the brake, and to veer onto a new path of stability and recovery. That being said, it is estimated that presently only 1 person of 10 with an opioid use disorder has sought treatment. For many opioid addicted people, treatment made the difference between life and death.

Choose a new path is more than words for those that have truly done so. Addiction is a highly persistent disease, but change is possible. Commitment and action are the necessary ingredients in opening the door to a new life. Opioid Use Disorder, in particular, is successfully treated with medication assistance. Science, research, and life experience have fortunately reinforced this fact with perfect clarity. Please find a local treatment provider today!

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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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