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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Reducing Risk of IV-Related Infections

drug-safetyOne of the risks associated with the progression of opioid addiction is the increased probability of an addicted person moving to injectable heroin as a last resort in dealing with opioid withdrawal. In the early years of methadone’s adoption in treatment centers, it was used primarily to help heroin addicted individuals detox from heroin and eventually remain heroin free.

While heroin is definitely resurfacing, the opioid epidemic of recent years has primarily been about prescription opioids taken orally. Following this pattern of use, users eventually discover that crushing and snorting pills is a more efficient means of getting an opioid into their system. Injecting is typically the last step in this progression of the disease of addiction.

But with injection comes a variety of new risks and health problems such as skin abscesses, localized infection at the site of injection, as well as hepatitis C (a viral infection of the liver) and HIV infection acquired through needle sharing with infected persons. A recent story in the news highlighted a sudden increase in HIV infections in Scott County (Indiana) in conjunction with the rise of opioid addiction there and injectable drug use.

Indiana’s governor has temporarily approved the use of needle exchange programs to help reduce the risk of virus transmission resulting from the use of dirty needles. The story indicated that the number of documented HIV infections had risen month over month. The county is presently trying to locate over 100 people who may have been exposed to the HIV virus in connection with injecting opiates.

Methadone and other medication-assisted treatments have been conclusively proven to reduce heroin/opiate relapse and injection drug use. For many individuals trapped in a daily cycle of perpetual drug abuse, the risk of acquiring a deadly infection increases with every day that they are not in treatment receiving help.

Treatment leads to recovery, and recovery leads to dramatic lifestyle change. Many patients who choose methadone as a tool in their personal recovery never go back to injecting drugs. This obviously is a life saving choice.

Someone recently stated “If you’re dead, you can’t recovery.” This is a rather blunt way of expressing a profound and meaningful truth. Addiction does rob loved ones, friends, family, and neighbors of life, health, and happiness. Recovery has the ability to restore all of these. Let us keep our minds and hearts open about the value of medication-assisted treatment. It is making a real difference for numerous people around the world.

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Acadia HealthCare Opioid Addiction Treatment

acadia-healthcareAcadia Healthcare is a leading behavioral healthcare services provider headquartered out of Franklin, Tennessee. The company was established in 2005 and has experienced rapid growth as a result of strategic acquisitions and a sharp focus on the delivery of psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services.

Acadia recently bought out CRC Health Group for a reported $1.2 billion in a well-publicized sale which closed in February 2015. The acquisition significantly expanded Acadia’s opioid addiction treatment capabilities adding approximately 82 methadone/suboxone facilities nationwide. The company is nicely positioned to serve tens of thousands of patients on a daily basis who are struggling with opioid addiction and other associated illnesses. Methadone and buprenorphine products are utilized in association with a variety of counseling approaches.

Just added to Methadone.US are five of Acadia’s opioid treatment clinics located in San Diego, Riverside, Baltimore, Portland, and Southern Indiana.

Acadia’s mission statement:

Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create behavioral health centers where people receive care that enables them to regain hope in a supportive, caring environment.

The company presently has behavioral healthcare facilities in 37 U.S. states, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. These include residential treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and therapeutic school-based programs.

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Right Path Clinics Offer Suboxone and Addiction Counseling

right-path-clinics-2Right Path is an opioid treatment provider operating in the greater Hampton Roads area of eastern Virginia. The organization specializes in the use of burprenorphine (the critical ingredient in Suboxone that alleviates opioid withdrawal symptoms).

Right Path currently have outpatient services in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Suffolk, but plan to soon offer a location convenient for residents and visitors along the Outer Banks.

Recognizing the importance of individualized treatment plans, Right Path tailor their services to the needs of the individual patient. While suboxone is beneficial in eliminating the pain of opioid withdrawal, addiction counseling is essential in helping patients to understand the addiction and recovery process. Right Path provide addiction counseling as a component of their overall treatment program.

Evening and weekend hours are offered, and most insurance is accepted. The Right Path website has a helpful page that outlines various questions and issues that you might cover with your Suboxone Doctor in your first appointment. Their website provides another highly informative page on Suboxone which answers many common questions about this increasingly popular medication. More information on Right Path’s locations and contact information can be obtained here:

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Evzio For Reversal of Opioid Overdose

evzio-naloxoneEvzio is an FDA-approved emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioid overdose. It is an “auto-injector” designed to contain a retractable needle and a 0.4 mg dose of naloxone. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of overdose with heroin or other opiates. Naloxone has been used throughout the country in the past few years and literally saved hundreds of lives.

evzio-imageKaleo Pharma is the manufacturer of Evzio. The company specializes in innovative solutions for serious and life threatening medical conditions. Kaleo Pharma is based out of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

As has been documented in national media, very potent forms of heroin have become available much of it laced with other opiate derivatives like fentanyl. These combinations have proven lethal in a large number of cases often with younger people being the victims of overdose due to not understanding the extreme potency of the drugs being sold.

Products like Evzio in the hands of family and local emergency response teams can yield life saving interventions within minutes.

When addicted people survive a near fatal overdose, this often acts as a necessary catalyst to enter treatment and to step onto the path of personal recovery. Overdose survivors sometimes reflect on what has happened to them and may realize the pain that their death would have caused their children, friends, and family. The vast majority of overdoses are accidental and are nearly always preventable.

It is important to remember that addiction is an illness and that addicted people can recover, and can go on to live much improved lives when they are ready to change. Evzio will most likely save many people and give them that opportunity to live a life of real recovery.

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Maine’s Governor LePage May Undermine Opioid Addiction Treatment

Maine2Paul LePage, the governor of Maine, has announced that he is considering ceasing state-funded support for methadone. As an alternative, Maine is proposing that patients prescribed methadone be switched to a more affordable suboxone option as part of a $727,000 state budget cut. The story is here.

This is an indefensible decision with dire medical implications for opioid addicted patients currently receiving methadone. It equates to government officials making medical decisions that will negatively impact the health and well-being of thousands of people.

Representative Drew Gattine (a member of the Health & Human Services Committee) is quoted as saying the proposal shows a lack of understanding of the societal costs of addiction throughout the state of Maine.

Methadone and suboxone are both effective medications, but offer very unique characteristics and applications depending on the severity & chronicity of a patient’s opioid addiction. Buprenorphine (the actual opioid agonist contained in suboxone) has a much lower ceiling effect than does methadone meaning its effectiveness would be insufficient for a potentially large percentage of stable methadone patients on 60mg or more of methadone daily. Many patients on a moderate to high maintenance dose of methadone would not have their opioid withdrawal symptoms managed by even the maximum dosage allowed for suboxone – which is generally around 32 mg per day.

For a politician to, in essence, prescribe inappropriate medical treatment for a diagnosable medical condition is a huge state liability. The repercussions are alarming. Hopefully, the local medical establishment and other state officials will step in before irreversible damage is done. Methadone works. This cannot be denied.

Methadone has a long, proven track record of medical efficacy and cost effectiveness. Maine, in particular, has suffered in recent years with a severe opioid addiction epidemic. Reducing access to appropriate medical treatment like methadone will likely result in overdose deaths across Maine and an explosion of condemnation for the governor and his office.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction is not a fad. It is scientifically proven effective and endorsed by multiple state & federal regulatory agencies as well as ASAM.

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