San Antonio Suboxone Doctors

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San Antonio offers a significant number of local doctors who are approved to write prescriptions for buprenorphine. Suboxone (which incorporates buprenorphine as an additive) is being widely used across the U.S. to effectively treat mild to moderate opiate withdrawal symptoms. Opiate withdrawal is a persistent stress on those facing opiate addiction. The good news is that suboxone works quite well for a high percentage of people diagnosed with opioid addiction. If you are a local physician aiming to treat San Antonio residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of this page insuring that your medical services will be found by prospective patients searching our website for quality opioid treatment.





San Antonio Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
John T. Pichot, M.D. 5625 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 826-4466
Edward Joseph Lazaga, M.D. 1222 Mccullough
Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 223-4140
Rolando X. Rodriguez, M.D. 130 West Woodlawn
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 225-5723
Edulfo Gonzalez-Sanchez 311 Camden Street
Suite 606
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 229-1900
Francisco J. Rodriguez, M.D. 311 Camden
Suite 11
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 224-1616
Segundo A. Briones, M.D. BHG San Antonio Treatment Center
519 East Quincy
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 299-1614
Teresita M. Brothers, M D. 10515 Gulfdale
Suite 111
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 227-3272
Richard Morris McCartney, M.D. Austin Hwy-Village Drive Clinic
8530 Village Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 828-4404
Elias Jurado Lorenzana, M.D. Austin Hwy-Village Drive Clinic
8530 Village Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 828-4404
Arthur Samuel Hernandez, M.D. 88 Briggs Street
Suite 250
San Antonio, TX 78224
(210) 923-9333
Norman L. Wulfsohn, M.D. 88 Briggs Street
Suite 250
San Antonio, TX 78224
(210) 923-9333
Anthony Michael Deep, M.D. 5835 Callaghan, Suite 321
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 464-1983
Maureen O. Aniakudo, M.D. VA Hospital & Clinics, Dept. of Psch.
7400 Merton Minter
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-4300×16879
Maxim Savillion Eckmann, M.D. 5282 Medical Drive
Suite 614
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 450-9850
John Tobis, Jr., M.D. UTHSCSA Dept. of Psychiatry
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-5433
Denise Lyn Pride, M.D. 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300×5155
Rolando Antonio Medina, M.D. Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
7400 Merton Winter Boulevard, 116 A
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5130
Richard Marmel, M.D. 8231 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-4711
Jeremias Momongan Abueme, M.D. 5282 Medical Drive
Suite 130
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 615-8434
Christie Ann Ybarra, M.D. South TX Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd, Psychiatry 116A
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300
Dmitry Vito Listengarten, M.D. 8026 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 575-8229
Michael Anthony Dawes, M.D. Villa Severna Building
4455 Horizon Hill
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 321-2700×6400
Julia Dawn Quinlan Villa Serena
4455 Horizon Hill
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 321-2700
Pendleton Brewster Wickersham, M.D. 4511 Horizon Hill
Unit 150
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 477-2626
Kanishka Monis, M.D. 4410 Medical Drive
Unit #390
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-9955
Muhammad Rais Baig, M.D. 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300×17021
Robert C. Lowry, M.D. 2425 Babcock
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 520-7246
Christopher Lesle Wallace, M.D. Uthscsa Dept Psychiatry Mc 7792
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-5453
Rizalina Brusas Tan, M.D. South Texas Veterans HCS, Villa Serena
4455 Horizon Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78229-4404
(210) 321-2700×64122
Jeffrey Michael Benzick, M.D. 14800 U.S. 281 North
Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 490-9850
Edmund Payne Williams IV, M.D. 1380 Pantheon Way
Suite 310
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 404-9696
Joseph A. Simpson, M.D. 9480 Huebner Road
Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-9595
Habib Nathan, M.D. 9480 Huebner Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-9595
Abel Hipolito, M.D. 8600 Wuzrbach Road
Suite 504
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-2888
Aneta A. Schuenemeyer, M.D. 9480 Huebner Road
Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 614-9595
Najah Muhamad Al-Shalchi, M.D. 7712 Eckhert Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 520-8060
Maged M. Mina, M.D. 18626 Hardy Oak Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 402-6561
Audra Louise Ochsner, M.D. 1202 East Sonterra Boulevard
Suite 202
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 447-7947
Yousuf Jan Allawala, M.D. 20079 Stone Oak Parkway
Suite # 1200
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 490-0400
Kolawole Odulaja, M.D. 510 Med Court
Suite 107
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 455-0074
Walter W. Root, M.D. 20079 Stone Oak Parkway
Suite1285
San Antonio, TX 78258-6942
(210) 490-0400



Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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1-800 Counselor Phone Support

800-counselorPalm Partners is a drug rehabilitation and recovery program located in Delray Beach, Florida. The organization provides a 24 hour hotline for individuals interested in learning about addiction treatment options.

Their website also provides an online chat alternative for speaking with an addiction counselor. Individuals facing addiction often alternate between being sick & tired of what they are going through and just giving in to the addiction as a result of being tired of the fight. Apprehension and feelings of fear have kept many addicted people from actively seeking help.

Speaking with supportive professionals (as well as others in recovery) can provide hope that people really can recover, and regain their quality of life.

From year to year, there has been a continual rise in the United States in the prevalence of addictive disorders. Over the past 5 years in particular, opioid addiction has moved into the forefront of both media coverage and general public awareness.

Some professionals contend that addiction treatment resources have shrunk over the last 15 years as a result of cuts in state funding and third party insurance coverage. What the next few years holds remains a question at this point in time. While there is interest in expanding addiction treatment services across the country, government funding is limited due to the growing national deficit and inability of government leaders to revitalize the economy through appropriate business incentives.

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Cassava Recovery App For Mobile Phones

cassava-appA new mobile phone app for recovering people was released last month by Elements Behavioral Health based out of Long Beach, California. The app is called Cassava and it provides a number of nifty features such as a daily reflection, a support group meetings finder based on your location, and a personal sobriety tracker that measures one’s number of days drug free.

In addition to days sober, the app allows users to record in a personal journal format their moods, daily nutrition, and even sleep patterns. An important part of growth in recovery is following new disciplines and remaining aware of self-care needs. The Cassava app can function as a useful toot for recovering people aiming to feed their recovery on a daily basis.

Another potentially helpful feature of the app is the inclusion of “recovery tips”. These function as reminders and suggestions for ways to cope with relapse risks. Addicted people, particularly in the early phase of recovery, are more vulnerable to sudden urges to use and often need a means of redirecting their thinking in order to sidestep a build-up of thoughts that feed the urge to use. Reading recovery literature has always been a potentially useful action step that helps to short circuit urges and cravings.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple website. While it is designed for Apple iPhone 5.0 and above, I was able to install the app on version 4.0 and it worked well.

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Stepping Onto The Path of Recovery

the-pathAn important consideration in examining the disease of addiction is the recognition that “recovery” is an incremental process. Many people facing their addiction will experience brief setbacks, and some will struggle for years before they are able to remain on the path of positive change.

As a counselor, I have listened to many recovering individuals talk about their resistance to change. Addiction is a persistent disease of disruptive thinking and behavior highly subject to repetition. Addicts will repeat the same bad “choices” as a result of many factors. Scientific research has shown that habitual patterns of behavior are neurochemically driven deep within the brain. These patterns can be reinforced by one’s social connections, immediate environment, and underlying belief system.

With severe levels of addiction sustained over years, it can become difficult for people to shift their lifestyle, thinking, and decision-making toward a healthy, recovery-oriented mindset. In 12 Step recovery, there is the popular expression called “hitting bottom”. This expression is typically used to describe a specific time in which a person has lost so much, or suffered such a painful crisis, that their readiness for change finally emerges. This window of opportunity is often times short-lived. Hitting bottom will compel some people to finally take the right action – to seek help – to admit they have a problem. If this happens, then a decision to step onto the path of recovery may actually occur.

Active addition is often characterized by a short range view in which consequences are not thoroughly considered. Focusing on consequences interferes with the compulsive desire to use. And even then, a recognition of consequences to oneself and family is often not enough to change the decision to get high. With opiate addiction, the decision to use is overwhelmingly controlled by opiate withdrawal sickness. This never-ending physical sickness takes people away from recovery and keeps them trapped in a desperate existence centered around doing whatever is necessary to avoid being “dope sick”.

Fortunately, this dilemma can be addressed through medication-assisted treatments (methadone, suboxone, naltrexone). These do not replace the need for a recovery program, but they become an important part of one’s overall personal recovery program. Staying on the path of recovery is the next critical phase after stepping onto the path. Medication-assisted treatment greatly aids recovering addicts in staying on the proper path. Science has proven that those with the greatest chance of long-term, successful sobriety are those that remain in treatment and recovery. Said differently, a person’s chance of recovery success is statistically improved the longer they remain in treatment.

When a person no longer has to face the crippling weight of daily withdrawal sickness, they have a chance to re-approach their overall recovery and the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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