Philadelphia Methadone Treatment


The Healing Way

The Healing Way
Outpatient Methadone Treatment Facility
7900 Frankford Avenue
TheHealingWayPhiladelphia, PA 19136

Phone: (215) 335-3520
Fax: (215) 335-3130
Email: info@TheHealingWay.net
Website: www.TheHealingWay.net

Hours
Monday-Friday: 6am-3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am-11am

The Healing Way is a multi-service program providing specialized services to adults experiencing drug and alcohol abuse, emotional, social and economic problems. Using a staff teamwork approach, The Healing Way focuses on the client as a person and their needs. Clients’ problems are approached in a comprehensive manner that acknowledges the complexity of each person’s life. The Healing Way utilizes several treatment models within both group therapy and individual sessions.

 


 

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Methadone and suboxone are readily available in Philadelphia for the treatment of chronic opioid addiction. Philadelphia has numerous area methadone clinics & drug treatment programs providing methadone replacement therapy and outpatient drug counseling. Also available through local approved doctors is suboxone film (containing buprenorphine) which offers effective relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms in most opioid-addicted individuals. Methadone.US has provided below a number of links to more information on methadone treatment, opioid dependence characteristics, recovery counseling, and recent job positions in U.S. methadone clinics.





Philadelphia Methadone Clinics
The Healing Way 7900 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 335-3520
Family Center of Thomas Jefferson Univ
Specialized Program for Preg Women
1233 Locust Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-8577
Addiction Medicine and Health
Advocates Inc
928 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-4202
John F Kennedy Drug Treatment Clinic 907 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 235-5520
Girard Medical Center
Goldman Clinic
801 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 787-2080
Thomas Jefferson University
Narcotic Addiction Rehab Program
NE Corner of South 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735-5979×241
Achievement Through Counseling and Trt
ACT II
1745 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 236-0100
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Addictions Recovery Unit
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-6090
PA Veterans Affairs Med Ctr (PVAMC)
Substance Abuse Treatment Center
3900 Woodland Avenue, Building 3
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-4300
Camden Treatment Associates
T/A Urban Treatment Associates
424 Market Street, Suite 32
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 338-1811
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Opiate Treatment Unit
39th and Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-5809×6090

 

Philadelphia Buprenorphine Treatment
PA Veterans Affairs Med Ctr (PVAMC)
Substance Abuse Treatment Center
University and Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-4300
Addiction Medicine and Health
Advocates Inc (AMHA)
1200 Walnut Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-8078×105
Intake:
(215) 545-8078×101
Interim House Inc 333 West Upsal Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 849-4606
Intake:
(215) 849-4606×212
Girard Medical Center
Goldman Methadone Clinic
8th and Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 787-2000×2409
Fairmount Behavioral Health System 561 Fairthorne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 487-4000×4000
Parkside Recovery 5000 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 879-6116
Intake:
(215) 879-6116×222
Northeast Treatment Centers
Net Steps
2205 Bridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 743-6150
 
Carla Rodgers, M.D. Two Penn Center
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(724) 591-5236
Ben Peter Jagiello, M.D. Two Penn Center
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(724) 591-5236
Frank Alfred Kunkel, M.D. Two Penn Center
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(724) 591-5236
Richard M. Sobel, M.D. 1518 Walnut Street
Suite 1110
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 731-1901
Donald John Kushon, M.D. Hahnemann Hospital
17306 Ncb, Ms 403
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 762-1866
Michael D. Miller, M.D. 255 South 17th Street
Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-8450
Michael J. McCarthy, M.D. 2400 Chestnut Street, Suite 1409
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-4773
John L. Edwards, D.O. Nelson Medical Group
255 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-7049
Matthew L. Prowler, M.D. 3440 Market Street
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 590-1119
Onuorah Umeh, M.D. 4237 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-1040
Steven Howard Snyderman, M.D. 51 North 39th Street
Suite W241
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-8600
Anil K Rai, M.D. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Philadel
3900 Woodland Ave 7th Floor Psychiatry
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-5800
Michael Gliatto, M.D. Philadelphia Veterans Admin. Med Center
38th-Woodland Ave. 7thFloor MailStop116A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-4037
Gregg E. Gorton, M.D. Veterans Administration Medical Center
University & Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-5800
Kyle M. Kampman, M.D. Univ. of Penn, Treatment Research Ctr.
3900 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-3200×109
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Methadone Maintenance For Opioid Treatment

methadone-and-opioid-treatmentOpioid Treatment is a category that includes several different interventions or approaches relating to opioid use disorders. People sometimes mistake opioid treatment for “opioid detox” when they are technically two different processes.

Opioid detox refers to the process of helping an opioid addicted individual discontinue their use of opioids and be medically monitored as the body withdraws from them. In a supervised setting, a person is typically assisted through a short-term opioid detox (3-10 days) by the administration of various medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms like clonidine (to guard against high blood pressure), vistaril (to reduce nausea and anxiety), and even buprenorphine (to minimize the severity of the opioid withdrawal process).

There are also variations on an opioid detox referred to as a taper. A taper often occurs on an outpatient basis and involves a more gradual reduction in dosage of either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) over time. This taper may take as long as 90 days and … Read more

Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more

Methadone and Other Medications

doc66Methadone is FDA-approved for pain management and the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone is a relatively safe and highly effective medication when used exactly as prescribed. It is currently in use in the United States and around the world following years of conclusive research on methadone’s efficacy and safety.

It is important for patients receiving methadone to know that it can interact with other central nervous system depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines such as xanax, klonopin, valium, and librium as well as similarly acting non-benzodiazepine agents like ambien (a popular sleep aid). When methadone is mixed with these other medications, there is an increased risk of sedation and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, individuals mixing methadone and other CNS depressants have gone into respiratory failure.

For those who have chosen to receive methadone in an opioid treatment program, they will discover that a proper dose of methadone not only eliminates opiate withdrawal & cravings, but will also block … Read more