Portland Methadone Treatment

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Portland has numerous area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with 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.





Portland Methadone Clinics
CRC Health
DBA Allied Health Services
808 SW Alder Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-2203
Opiate Treatment Program
Portland VA Medical Center
3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, P3OTP
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 220-8262×56455
Portland VA Medical Center SATP 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 220-8262
CODA Inc 1027 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-8400
CRC/Allied Health Services
Belmont
2600 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-5738
Ram Clinic 3610 NE 82nd Street
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 408-9585
Allied Health Services Tigard 4650 SW Griffith Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 684-8159
Allied Heatlh Services East 16141 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 252-3949
Integrated Health Clinics 17882 SE Mcloughlin Boulevard
Milwaukie, OR 97267
(503) 353-9415
Portland Metro Treatment Center 16420 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97236
(503) 762-3130

 

Portland Buprenorphine Treatment
John Muench, M.D. OHSU Richmond Family Health Center
3930 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 418-3900
Catherine J. Livingston, M.D. OHSU Family Medicine
3930 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 418-3900
Amanda Leigh Risser 3930 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 418-3900
Oleg I. Reznik, M.D. 8083 S.E. 13th Avenue, Suite 3
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 314-5003
Carl M. Erickson, D.O. Cascade Family Practice
7215 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 233-5273
Paul W. DenOuden, M.D. 426 SW Stark Street
4th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 988-5020
Patricia Ann Kullberg, M.D. Multnomah County Health Department
426 SW Stark, 5th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 988-3674
Kim A. Wennhold, M.D. Outside In
1132 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 535-3800
Matilda Martha Mengis, M.D. NTN Allied Health Services
808 SW Alder, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-2203
Michael P. Resnick, M.D. VA Medical Center V3ICAR
PO Box 1035
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 220-8262
Kara Laure Pattinson, M.D. 1306 North West Hoyt
Suite 205
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-7171
Gary David Olbrich, M.D. 727 West Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 807-3819
Stephen Mandler, D.O. 2661 North West Thurman
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 944-5400
Brinton Carey Clark, M.D. 5050 North East Hoyt
Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 215-6600
Brian Liebreich, M.D. 4805 NE Glisan 3 East
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 216-2028
James R. Thayer, M.D. Belmont Transitions
2600 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214
(800) 797-6237
Carl Csaba Balog 527 SE 39th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 238-7246
Michael Horowitz, D.O. 4511 Southeast Hathorne Boulevard
Suite 111
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 231-2994
Liana Felicia Hategan, M.D. 10151 SW Barbur Boulevard
Suite 102-D
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 238-5580
Eric Dover, M.D. 11705 NE Glisan Avenue
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 408-1610
Karen Sue Marks, M.D. Multnomah County Inverness Jail
11540 NE Inverness Drive
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 988-5033


Massachusetts Is Prohibited From Banning Zohydro

court-decisionSomewhat of a surprise was the recent ruling that the state of Massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, from being prescribed in the state. The manufacturer of Zohydro, Zogenix, had argued that the ban was not constitutional and must be reversed.

The state governor, Deval Patrick, had announced his intention to make Zohydro unavailable since the manufacturer’s initial plan was to provide it without a tamper-proof component to deter abuse and potential overdose.

Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state of Massachusetts had exceeded its authority in banning the drug, and she consequently implemented a preliminary injunction temporarily reversing the ban. The governor expressed disappointment that the public’s safety concerns were not sufficient to halt the sale of Zohydro, but he stated he would pursue other channels for addressing the widespread opioid abuse problem that is continuing to grow in the state and across the country.

Opioid pain medications have become a primary drug of abuse for … Read more

Recovery From Heroin Addiction Helps Parenting

methadone-clinic-7When a parent enters treatment for opioid addiction and begins methadone dosing, hopefully that person embraces the recovery process and the resumption of certain responsibilities that may have been neglected during addiction.

Many parents in addiction live with a sense of regret and shame over not always being there for their children. Opiate addiction is particularly brutal and can derail a person’s priorities for extended periods of time. Families can suffer, and their bonds strained to the limit for years because of drug addiction.

When a parent begins to find true recovery and is able to take an honest look at their life, they recognize how their mistakes affected others – most often their families and particularly their children.

Effective parenting requires a notable combination of talents & abilities – obviously love mixed with patience, availability, consistency, and attention. These qualities suffer and are diminished for a majority of addicted parents when drugs are in control. As the years roll … Read more

Opiate Abuse Epidemic Addressed by Massachusetts Governor

massachusettsThe State of Massachusetts is experiencing dramatic levels of opioid abuse and their Governor, Deval Patrick, is sharply focused on addressing the problem. A compelling Boston Globe article has highlighted the growing problem with heroin and other opiates across the state noting that 185 people died of heron overdose between November 2013 and February 2014.

Also mentioned in the article was the state’s plan to increase funding for drug treatment by $20 million and to prohibit the sale of Zohydro, a highly potent prescription painkiller that has drawn much attention and criticism due to its ability to potentially worsen the opioid epidemic in America.

Governor Patrick has declared the opioid abuse problem a public health emergency and is taking active measures to increase the availability of naloxone to Massachusetts public workers so that they can intervene to save the lives of those experiencing an opiate overdose. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid overdose within … Read more

Doctors and Prescriptions For Pain Medication

oxycodone-prescriptionReceiving increased attention across the country are concerns about prescription pain medication and to what extent prescribers are using caution and due diligence in administering them.

In addition to opioid addiction treatment centers that often employ methadone, pain management clinics also utilize methadone as well as other beneficial but potentially addictive opioid medications such as hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. Often, in addition to painkiller prescriptions, pain management physicians will prescribe powerful benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin to manage patients’ stress and anxiety symptoms.

The potential problems which can emerge from these medication combinations is fairly extensive. First, uninformed patients can develop a rapid physical dependency on pain meds if not properly educated. Patients also run the risk of accidental overdose when combining powerful drugs like methadone, oxycodone, and xanax. There is a serious risk to the community when a physician overprescribes because powerful pain medications and benzodiazepines have a premium “street value”, and are often diverted and sold to naive, … Read more

When Emotional Pain Fuels Relapse

grief-and-lossPeople in recovery from addiction face very substantial stresses. The stress of trying to cope with cravings & urges, the stress of facing life and trying to resolve problems, and the common pressure of trying to make ends meet when finances are not in good shape.

While many addicted individuals find that they are more resilient than perhaps they ever believed, loss can sometimes be a particularly crippling experience. People from all walks of life suffer and struggle with losses – divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, income, security, or health.

A recent New York Times article briefly profiled a young woman released from prison who was trying to stay clean from heroin. She really missed her child who had been removed from her custody. While she loved her baby, she also recognized she was not yet ready to resume the pressures and responsibilities of parenting until she got herself on more solid, sober … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction Among Affluent Women

women-in-addictionAn interesting post was made on the DrugFree.org website related to a recent survey which found that the primary drug of abuse among “affluent” addicted women was prescription opioids or heroin.

The definition of affluent included those whose annual family income exceeded $100,000. Of those who entered treatment for their addiction, 61% of them identified prescription opioids as their predominant addiction problem. 

The survey found that 70% of those who developed an addiction reported that their initial use was related to a prescription of legal medications for the treatment of pain or emotional problems.

The opioid epidemic has shown how universal addiction problems actually are by transcending all types of assumed barriers and biases. Opioid addiction is a very clear brain disease and poses risk, even in prescribed legitimate uses, to those individuals with no prior addiction-related problems or high risk behaviors.

For individuals receiving prescription pain medication, it is imperative that they have a thoughtful and candid discussion with … Read more