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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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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New Hampshire Addiction Crisis

womens-recoveryNBC News recently reported on the heroin crisis that New Hampshire residents have witnessed. Unprecedented numbers of people from all age groups are struggling with opioid addiction. Many are now deceased with estimates putting the number at nearly 400 who died from a fatal overdose just last year.

New Hampshire is reported to have no state-funded methadone programs to assist those experiencing severe heroin and other opioid addiction. There are several private clinics, but those are currently full with waiting lists for individuals who hope to one day be admitted.

Diane St. Onge, director of the Manchester Comprehensive Treatment Center, is quoted as saying “We need more treatment options. People’s lives are at stake.” Her clinic is presently operating at capacity with 540 patients according to the NBC article. Scores of untreated addicted adults are seeking treatment. When clinics are at capacity, they are forced to place prospective patients on a waiting list.

It is estimated that a significant number of the overdoses are related to heroin and other opiates being mixed with fentanyl and other substances. This makes the potency of the drugs being used almost impossible to predict thus greatly increasing the chance of accidental overdose.

Detox or medication-assisted treatment are the primary modes of intervention for those with opioid addiction. While there has been a substantial increase nationwide in the number of clinics dedicated to treating opioid addiction, there remain numerous areas throughout the country where methadone and suboxone support services are not yet readily available.

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Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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