Phoenix Methadone Treatment

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Phoenix is home to a number of area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Suboxone is an effective alternative in many cases. Available via numerous local physicians is suboxone (buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.


Phoenix Methadone Clinics
Valle Del Sol Inc
Behavioral Health Program
1209 South 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 258-6797
Southwest Behavioral Health Servs Inc
Methadone Maintenance
1424 South 7th Avenue, Building C
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 258-3600×224
Center for Behavioral Hlth Phoenix Inc 1501 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 253-6553
Intensive Treatment Systems LLC 651 West Coolidge Street
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 248-0550
Alpha Medical Service 3825 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-7997
Addiction Resources Inc 4337 West Indian School Road, Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85031
(602) 233-9401
Community Medical Services
Larkspur
2255 West Northern Avenue, Suite A-100
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 248-8886
Community Medical Services
Glendale
5002 West Glendale Avenue, Suite 101
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 915-2106
Intensive Treatment Systems LLC 7102 West Thomas Road, Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85033
(623) 247-1234

 

Phoenix Buprenorphine Treatment
Valle Del Sol Inc
Behavioral Health Program
1209 South 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 258-6797×194
Community Bridges Inc
Central City Addiction Recovery Center
2770 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273-9999
Assisted Recovery Centers of America 1000 East Indian School Road
Suite B
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 264-7897
(800) 527-5344
Alpha Medical Service 3825 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-7997
National Council on Alc/Drug Depend
Central and Northern Arizona
4201 North 16th Street
Suite 140
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 264-6214×4
Intake:
(602) 264-6214
Community Medical Services Inc
Larkspur Medical Services
12612 North 28th Drive
Suites 4 and 5
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 248-8886
Intake:
(602) 866-9378
Center for Behavioral Health
Phoenix Inc
1501 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 253-6553
Charles Mantey, M.D. Phoenix Indian Medical Center
4212 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 263-1501
Rosemarie Gotshall, M.D. Phoenix Indian Medical Center
4212 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 263-1644
Jerry W. Bains, M.D. 3825 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 248-8886
George Stavros, M.D. 3825 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 248-8886
Carl S. Wellish, M.D. 6357 North 19 Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 274-2248
William F. Fathauer, M.D. Road Recovery
4423 North 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(623) 261-1694
Hanna T. Sisley, M.D. 4530 North 32nd Street
Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 218-6872
Suzanne A. Sisley, M.D. 4530 North 32nd Street
Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 218-6872
John W. Curtin, M.D. 3333 East Indian School Road
Suite 4
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 852-0200
Thomas Cyriac, M.D. 8836 North 23rd Avenue
Suite B-1
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 944-9810
Milton J. Wright, D.O. 13825 North 7th Street
Suite A
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(623) 444-7972
Dale T. Ratcliffe, M.D. Desert Pain & Rehabilitation Specialists
11047 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 944-2222

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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Shifting Tide Favors Medication in Opioid Treatment

The nation’s opioid epidemic has reached fever pitch and is now being spotlighted by all levels of local and national media. This is obviously good news.

At the center of this discussion is what can be done to reduce opioid fatalities, and to provide addicted people a real opportunity to regain control over their lives. This discussion inevitably leads to examining the benefit of medication-assisted treatment.

Methadone and buprenorphine are the two leading alternatives for helping patients deal with the perpetual withdrawal sickness that comes from a physiological dependency on opioids. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse opioid overdose.

In recent congressional testimony to members of Congress, Scott Gottlieb (Commissioner of the FDA) specifically heralded the life-saving benefits of methadone and similar medications.

His testimony included comments on the wealth of information behind the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment. It is vitally important that legislative decision-makers obtain a clear understanding about what works and what does not in regard to coping successfully with this opioid crisis.

Time is of the essence because the present overdose fatality rate in the United States is over 64,000 per year. This number is beyond alarming. Here is an article that points to a possible positive shift in communities’ openness to having local opioid treatment nearby. Hopefully, this becomes a trend.

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