Richmond Methadone Treatment

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This city has several 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.





Richmond Methadone Clinics
Metro Treatment of Virginia LP
DBA Richmond Treatment Center
1601 Overbrook Road, Suite L
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 213-0249
McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000×5116
Family Counseling Center For Recovery 4906 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 354-1996
Richmond Private Methadone Clinic
(RPMC)
4926 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 673-5241
Family Counseling Center For Recovery
Southlake
905 Southlake Boulevard, Suite C
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 419-0492
Richmond Southside Treatment Center 9609 Jefferson Davis Highway
Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 275-1116

 

Richmond Buprenorphine Providers
Peter R. Coleman, M.D. 110 North Robinson Street
Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-1230
Elmer E. Neil, M.D. 2825 Rady Street
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 640-0162
Elmer E. Neil, M.D. 1700 Front Street
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 640-0162
Harold T. Green, Jr. 2421 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 329-8510
Victoria E. Grady, M.D. 1606 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 230-4913
Paul Mitchell Spector, D.O. 7329 Boulders View Lane
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 320-8570
Benjamin F. Zambrana, M.D. 4405 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 233-9661
Syed Hassan Sajid, M.D. 2000 Bremo Road
Unit # 200
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 254-4624
Antony Fernandez, M.D. 7427 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 301-5186
Gregory James Pleasants, M.D. 2600 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 262-2333
Shama Saiyed, M.D. 3212 Cutshaw Avenue
Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 353-3324
William Ronald Gaertner, M.D. Family Counseling Center for Recovery
4906 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 354-1996
Prakash G. Ettigi, M.D. 3212 Cutshaw Avenue
Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 353-3324
Banerje Koduru, M.D. 3212 Cutshaw Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 353-3324
Nazir Chaudhary, M.D. 8133 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 330-8101
Stuart Steve Watson, M.D. 2519 Professional Road
Suite A
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 419-4440
Martin Buxton, M.D. Family Counseling Center for Recovery
905 – C Southlake Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 419-0492
Arthur Ryan, M.D. 9609 Jefferson Davis Highway
Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 275-1116
Robert Turnley Fraker, M.D. Richmond Southside Treatment Center
9609 Jefferson Davis Highway
Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 275-1116
Louis Karl Duchin, M.D. McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000×4220
Akm Sulaman Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock BLVD
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000×2093
Joan Plotkin Han, M.D. McGuire VA Hospital
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5116
Elmer E. Neil, M.D. P.O. Box 27994
Richmond, VA 23261
(804) 640-0162
Devra Sirot, M.D. 2038 John Rolfe Parkway
Richmond, VA 23288
(804) 288-7400
Rubicon Inc
Womens Treatment Community
2825 Rady Street
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 359-3255×3029


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

New Opioid Treatment Facility in Philadelphia

TheHealingWay2The Healing Way is a newly opened opioid treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA offering methadone maintenance and outpatient therapy for opioid addicted individuals. They treat other substance addictions as well.

The clinic dispenses medication every day of the week and provides both individual and group counseling to its patients.

Located at 7900 Frankford Avenue, The Healing Way is conveniently accessed in the northeast Philly area. As their clinic is new, its official website is not yet active but residents of Philadelphia may want to bookmark their site for future reference at www.TheHealingWay.net.

Also recently added to Methadone.US is BHG Recovery’s facility listing in Humble, Texas. BHG is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services in eight states. Their Humble treatment facility also serves residents in the Kingwood community and other areas of north Houston, Texas. Note that BHG provide a video overview of their services specific to each of their treatment locations. Viewers can browse more information on … Read more