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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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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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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