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Right Path Treatment Centers
5001 W. Village Green Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112

Phone: (804) 292-2402  

Website: RightPathAddictionCenters.com

The Leader in Opioid Dependence Treatment

Our opioid dependence treatment plans are personally tailored to each individual patient with an emphasis on the combination of Suboxone or other medications and Addiction Counseling. Our plans are not based on daily visits and the stigma that comes with some programs. Our programs are based on weekly or even monthly visits which makes it more affordable as well as convenient.

Right Path Treatment Centers have multiple locations across Virginia and Northern North Carolina, as well as late day and weekend hours. Most insurances are accepted, as well as affordable self-pay and financing options are available.

right-path-clinics-2More information can be found at our website or you can call today to schedule an appointment. Most Patients can be seen the very same day if needed. Let Right Path – Treat you with Compassion.

Our Physicians
– Leigh Watlington, MD
– Zeljko Stjepanovic, MD
– Sergey Zhitar, MD

Right Path Treatment Centers – Call (804) 292-2402
 

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Richmond has experienced a notable problem with opioid addiction in recent years causing serious concerns among local families and healthcare providers. As a result of this, Richmond has attained a number of local physicians certified to prescribe suboxone (buprenorphine) to those struggling with moderate to severe opioid addiction. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has become the standard of care in reputable addiction treatment programs for individuals that are at risk for chronic opioid relapse.

If you are a local doctor who treats Richmond residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your opioid treatment services will be located by prospective patients searching our website for a quality suboxone provider. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has emerged as a top therapeutic intervention for opioid addicted individuals. Methadone.US is striving to inform the public about the variety of opioid replacement therapy options available in or near Richmond.



Richmond Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Right Path Treatment Centers

Our Physicians
– Leigh Watlington, MD
– Zeljko Stjepanovic, MD
– Sergey Zhitar, MD

5001 W. Village Green Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 292-2402
Renuka Evani, M.D. Richmond Behavioral Health
107 South Fifth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 819-4120
Juanita Garrett, M.D. 505 West Leigh Street
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 274-0216
Juanita Garrett, M.D. 505 West Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 274-0216
Mark David Militana, M.D. 1101 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 370-3082
Peter R. Coleman, M.D. 110 North Robinson Street
Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-1230
Harry W. Royal, M.D. 505 West Leigh Street
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 648-1601
Elmer E. Neil, M.D. 2825 Rady Street
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 640-0162
Harold T. Green, Jr. 2421 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 329-8510
Elmer E. Neil, M.D. 1700 Front Street
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 640-0162
Joyce LaFon Whitaker, M.D. 1127 North 29th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 648-6153
Chandrakant M. Patel, M.D. 1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 675-5000
Victoria E. Grady, M.D. 1606 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 230-4913
Timothy James Bunton, M.D. 7135 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 506-0526
Nazir Chaudhary, M.D. 7135 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 330-8101
Shama Saiyed, M.D. 7135 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 330-3334
Jayashree Ravishankar, M.D. 5855 Bremo Road, MOB North
Suite 306
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 287-7650
Maria Carolina Haine, M.D. Insight Physicians
2006 Bremo Road, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-1881
Syed Hassan Sajid, M.D. 2000 Bremo Road
Unit # 200
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 254-4624
Armistead E. Henderer, M.D. 7427 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 301-5186
Antony Fernandez, M.D. 7427 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 301-5186
Amenra F. Tuason, M.D. McGuire Verterans Hospital
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 399-6156
Gregory James Pleasants, M.D. 2600 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 262-2333
Charles H. Bonner, M.D. 5922 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-6953
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
Martin Buxton, M.D. Family Counseling Center for Recovery
4906 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 354-1996
William Ronald Gaertner, M.D. Family Counseling Center for Recovery
4906 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 354-1996
Jefferson Maurice Sommers, M.D. 905 Southlake Boulevard
Suite C
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 419-0492
Kanwar Ajit Singh Sidhu, M.D. Department of Behavioral Health, HHM VA
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000
Louis Karl Duchin, M.D. McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000×4220
Akm Sulaman, M.D. Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
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


Youth and Opioid Addiction

In past decades, opioid addiction was skewed more heavily toward an older generation of adults. But today we have larger numbers of youth using opioids and experiencing addiction-related problems at earlier ages. Importantly, research has demonstrated conclusively that those who remain engaged in treatment for six months or more are much more likely to stabilize and to enjoy sustained success with recovery.

A recent Reuters Health article highlights the fact that many opioid-addicted youth are either not yet engaging in treatment or are exiting treatment too early. While more youth are being saved through the overdose reversal drug naloxone, a majority of addicted youth are still not receiving medicated-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine or methadone.

More work is necessary to open up treatment avenues for young adults across America, and to both educate & compel youth to seek MAT (medication-assisted treatment) as soon as possible.

The opioid addiction problem in America will not soon disappear. Drugs continue to find their way across the U.S. border through multiple avenues. Positive efforts are indeed bringing needed change, but the complexity and extent of opioid addiction in the U.S. will require a long-term, sustained commitment throughout the country. We must get the message out – especially to young people who may not fully grasp the power of addiction!

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Opioid Use Disorder A Modern Reality

Opioid Use Disorder is the newer clinical terminology (from the DSM5) used to describe the full range of opioid problems ranging from mild opioid-related use issues to severe opioid addiction.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were 72,287 deaths from overdose in the United States. That is certainly an alarming statistic. Of that number, 49,060 of those deaths were from opioids specifically – just in 2017. By contrast, there were 58,200 U.S. fatalities that resulted from the entire Vietnam war.

The good news is that government funding for opioid treatment is finally entering the stream on a local level. Increasing numbers of methadone clinics and physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine are moving into America’s more rural areas, ones that have historically been severely underserved.

As treatment for Opioid Use Disorder becomes more readily available, people struggling under the constant pressure of addiction will have an opportunity to apply the brake, and to veer onto a new path of stability and recovery. That being said, it is estimated that presently only 1 person of 10 with an opioid use disorder has sought treatment. For many opioid addicted people, treatment made the difference between life and death.

Choose a new path is more than words for those that have truly done so. Addiction is a highly persistent disease, but change is possible. Commitment and action are the necessary ingredients in opening the door to a new life. Opioid Use Disorder, in particular, is successfully treated with medication assistance. Science, research, and life experience have fortunately reinforced this fact with perfect clarity. Please find a local treatment provider today!

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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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