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


Methadone Maintenance For Opioid Treatment

methadone-and-opioid-treatmentOpioid Treatment is a category that includes several different interventions or approaches relating to opioid use disorders. People sometimes mistake opioid treatment for “opioid detox” when they are technically two different processes.

Opioid detox refers to the process of helping an opioid addicted individual discontinue their use of opioids and be medically monitored as the body withdraws from them. In a supervised setting, a person is typically assisted through a short-term opioid detox (3-10 days) by the administration of various medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms like clonidine (to guard against high blood pressure), vistaril (to reduce nausea and anxiety), and even buprenorphine (to minimize the severity of the opioid withdrawal process).

There are also variations on an opioid detox referred to as a taper. A taper often occurs on an outpatient basis and involves a more gradual reduction in dosage of either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) over time. This taper may take as long as 90 days and … Read more

Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more

Canadian Press Publishes Article on Benefits of Methadone

canadian-methadone-clinicsFurther validating the merits of opioid treatment using methadone is a recent article by The Canadian Press outlining the findings of Canada’s Medical Health Officer in British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall.

Dr. Kendall’s report documents that individuals in opioid substitution therapy are twice as likely to survive compared to those who obtain opioids illegally on the street. Those in opioid addiction therapy were also found to be much more cost effective to society (about $4200 per year for treatment) compared to those with untreated addictions whose costs are estimated to be $45,000 per year collectively in health complications, law enforcement involvement, and other social problems such as loss of income.

The province of British Columbia is currently treating over 15,000 residents for opioid addiction. Their health minister, Terry Lake, is quoted as saying that he was encouraged by the findings in the report and that he knows opioid substitution therapy is not only saving lives, but equates to significant savings … Read more

Methadone and Other Medications

doc66Methadone is FDA-approved for pain management and the treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone is a relatively safe and highly effective medication when used exactly as prescribed. It is currently in use in the United States and around the world following years of conclusive research on methadone’s efficacy and safety.

It is important for patients receiving methadone to know that it can interact with other central nervous system depressants like alcohol and benzodiazepines such as xanax, klonopin, valium, and librium as well as similarly acting non-benzodiazepine agents like ambien (a popular sleep aid). When methadone is mixed with these other medications, there is an increased risk of sedation and loss of consciousness. In extreme cases, individuals mixing methadone and other CNS depressants have gone into respiratory failure.

For those who have chosen to receive methadone in an opioid treatment program, they will discover that a proper dose of methadone not only eliminates opiate withdrawal & cravings, but will also block … Read more