Rochester 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.


Rochester Methadone Clinics
Strong Behavioral Health
Strong Recovery Chemical Dependency
300 Crittenden Boulevard, Department of Psychiatry
Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-3161
Strong Behavioral Health
Strong Recovery Methadone Maintenance
300 Crittenden Boulevard, Department of Psychiatry
Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-5489
Sisters of Charity Hospital
Rochester Pathways
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 424-6580

 

Rochester Buprenorphine Providers
Samuel Mark Rosati, M.D. Anthony Jordan Health Center
82 Holland Street
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 423-5800
Michael Christie, M.D. 82 Holland
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 423-2879
Clifford Hurley, D.O. 2211 LyeII Avenue
Suite 104
Rochester, NY 14606
(585) 426-0530
Christopher John Davis, M.D. Conifer Counseling Service
1150 University Avenue, Suite 7
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 442-8422
Linda L. Clark, M.D. Occupational Medicine Services
301 Exchange Boulevard, Suite LL-1
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 227-0072
Gregory Seeger, M.D. Eastside Psychiatric Associates
2290 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 727-7808
Prakash Reddy, M.D. Unity Health System
835 West Main Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 368-6550
Robert Lee Mick, M.D. DePaul Addiction Services
774 West Main Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 279-5412
Jack Resnik, M.D. DePaul Addiction Services
803 Main St.
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 279-5412
Gary J. Horwitz, M.D. 919 Westfall Road
Building B
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 473-5705
Anil Kumar Tripathy, M.D. 620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-8675
Clifford Robert Jacobson, M.D. 1655 Elmwood Avenue
Suite 227
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 473-5110
Mark Arthur Winsberg, M.D. 1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-0410
Charles W. Morgan, M.D. John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Ctr.
1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-0410
Dharmendra Persaud, M.D. Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue, Suite 558
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 341-8310
Anuj Bansal, M.D. 100 South Avenue
Suite 307
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 341-6770
Thundathil O. Abraham, M.D VA Outpatient Clinic
465 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 463-2692
Telva E. Olivares, M.D. 1650 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 241-5430
Joseph S. Vasile, M.D. Rochester Mental Health Center
490 East Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 922-2501
Kashinath B. Patil, M.D. 490 East Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 922-2560

Methadone Clinics Offer Important Medical Service

methadone clinics medication assistanceThere are currently well over 1000 methadone clinics in operation across the United States and many more throughout the world. Methadone has been a leading treatment intervention for opioid addiction for more than 40 years. Methadone is an FDA-approved medication and it’s use in treating opioid addiction has been identified by SAMHSA as a best practice, evidence-based treatment approach.

Adding to the legacy of methadone as a successful treatment medium are the hundreds of thousands of individuals who have been able to totally eliminate the severe opioid withdrawal sickness that wrecked their lives. The value of this medical benefit is priceless.

The cost for participating in a methadone program varies from clinic to clinic and in part depends on whether the clinic receives any state funding or accepts Medicaid for payment. Many clinics operate as private practices funded primarily through patient self-payment. Private clinics often offer a substantial discount for patients that pay for a month of services in advance.

Due to methadone’s proven efficacy, many addicted people experience rapid relief from opiate withdrawal and find themselves eating and sleeping more normally, gaining weight, and able to work again. They are able to pursue other goals & responsibilities that had previously become too difficult in their active addiction.

Methadone is a powerful medication that must be taken as prescribed and in conjunction with good counseling. When a patient is willing to embrace medication-assisted treatment and to utilize it properly, recovery can happen. This life restoration process is demonstrated on a daily basis all around the country.

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Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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