San Diego Methadone Treatment

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San Diego has ample resources for individuals addicted to opiates. There are several established methadone clinics in the area as well as a number of doctors who are approved to write prescriptions for suboxone. Suboxone contains the opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is highly effective in reducing or eliminating painful opioid withdrawal symptoms. Methadone.US has included below some links to additional info on methadone program benefits, opioid dependence, counseling assistance, and current job openings in methadone clinics.





San Diego Methadone Clinics
Home Avenue Clinic 3940 Home Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 262-8000
San Diego Health Alliance
West Office
7020 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 718-9890
Progressive Medical Specialists Inc 4974 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 286-4600
Mission Treatment Services Inc
San Diego
6691 Convoy Court
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 715-1211
Third Avenue Clinic Member of CRC
Health Group
1161 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 498-8260

 

San Diego Buprenorphine Treatment
UCSD Co-occurring Disorders Program
Integrated Treatment and Recovery
140 Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 497-6636
Home Avenue Clinic 3940 Home Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 262-8000
San Diego Health Alliance
West Office
7020 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 718-9890
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Chemical Dependency Recovery Program
Dept of Addiction Medicine
3420 Kenyon Street
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 221-6550
Sharp Vista Pacifica 7989 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
(800) 734-3477
Progressive Medical Specialists LLC
San Diego, CA 92115
(877) 938-4600
Progressive Medical Specialists LLC 4974 El Cajon Boulevard
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 286-4600
(877) 938-4600
Psycare Associates Inc
Psycare Intensive Outpatient Program
4540 Kearny Villa Road
Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-1223
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Chemical Dependency Program
7850 Vista Hill Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 694-8300
Aurora Behavioral Healthcare
San Diego
11878 Avenue of Industry
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 487-3200
Thomas S. Buehner, M.D. 120 Elm Street
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-4211
Frank Jan Stass, M.D. Psychiatric Associates of San Diego
2445 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-3300
Thomas S. Buehner, M.D. 1855 First Avenue
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 233-4044
Jerry Daniel Ayers, M.D. 2121 5th Avenue
Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 683-9394
Claudio Cabrejos, M.D. Family Health Centers of San Diego
823 Gateway Center Way
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 515-2300
Michael Torrente, M.D. 3914 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 291-4808
Daniel L. Brockett, M.D. UCSD Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive, Mail Code 9116A
San Diego, CA 92103
(949) 258-3468
Maria Paula Gonzalez, M.D. 140 Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 725-3526
Alan A. Abrams, M.D. 3551 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 295-2987
William C. Mathews, M.D. UCSD Medical Center, 8681
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 543-3995
Maryann Dean, M.D. 3003 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 277-0788
Brett L. Johnson, M.D. 140 Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 497-6611
Kaimana S. MacDonald, M.D. 3368 2nd Avenue
Suite B
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 203-7393
Theodoros F. Katsivas, M.D. UCSD Medical Center/Owen Clinic
200 West Arbor Drive, Mail Code 8681
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 543-3995
Ignacio J. Ramirez-Ochoa, M.D. 3024 North Park Way
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 497-1183


Evzio For Reversal of Opioid Overdose

evzio-naloxoneEvzio is an FDA-approved emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioid overdose. It is an “auto-injector” designed to contain a retractable needle and a 0.4 mg dose of naloxone. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of overdose with heroin or other opiates. Naloxone has been used throughout the country in the past few years and literally saved hundreds of lives.

evzio-imageKaleo Pharma is the manufacturer of Evzio. The company specializes in innovative solutions for serious and life threatening medical conditions. Kaleo Pharma is based out of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

As has been documented in national media, very potent forms of heroin have become available much of it laced with other opiate derivatives like fentanyl. These combinations have proven lethal in a large number of cases often with younger people being the victims of overdose due to not understanding the extreme potency of the drugs being sold.

Products like Evzio in the hands of family and … Read more

Maine’s Governor LePage May Undermine Opioid Addiction Treatment

Maine2Paul LePage, the governor of Maine, has announced that he is considering ceasing state-funded support for methadone. As an alternative, Maine is proposing that patients prescribed methadone be switched to a more affordable suboxone option as part of a $727,000 state budget cut. The story is here.

This is an indefensible decision with dire medical implications for opioid addicted patients currently receiving methadone. It equates to government officials making medical decisions that will negatively impact the health and well-being of thousands of people.

Representative Drew Gattine (a member of the Health & Human Services Committee) is quoted as saying the proposal shows a lack of understanding of the societal costs of addiction throughout the state of Maine.

Methadone and suboxone are both effective medications, but offer very unique characteristics and applications depending on the severity & chronicity of a patient’s opioid addiction. Buprenorphine (the actual opioid agonist contained in suboxone) has a much lower ceiling effect than does methadone … Read more

SMC Recovery Offering Affordable Opportunity in Scottsdale

smc-recovery-2SMC Recovery based in Scottsdale, Arizona opened an outpatient addiction treatment program late last year. SMC provides a Medication-Assisted Program utilizing methadone and an Intensive Outpatient Program. Both treatment modalities are endorsed by SAMHSA as best practices in the field of addiction treatment.

Methadone programs across the USA cover a wide range of prices sometimes as high as $15.00 per day. However, SMC Recovery have implemented one of the most affordable rates in the country at just $55.00 per week. This is an outstanding value for anyone who has been struggling with opiate addiction and it is one of the most competitive rates we have learned of anywhere in the country.

Prospective patients are often unable to get started with outpatient methadone treatment because the cost is just too high for them. SMC Recovery have lowered this barrier considerably. We were informed by their staff that this price will most likely be active over the next year consequently providing … Read more

Recovery Is About Positive Change

new-year-recoveryAs we prepare for another new year, there is always this opportunity for welcomed changes and improvements in our lives. New years resolutions are often built around personal goals that people would like to achieve like quitting smoking, losing weight, or beginning a new hobby.

With opioid addiction, the desire for relief is always present. It is amazing what an individual can do when they are truly motivated and committed to a goal. It is true that people enter recovery every single day. What an incredible truth this is!

The big question is what does it take for a person to step onto the path of change and to point themselves in a new direction? The disease of addiction is one that is allowed to continue as a result of becoming stagnant, inactive. As a disease process, drug addition only gets halted when a person makes a decision to do something about it. If a person fails to take any … Read more

Buprenorphine and Liver Health

methadone-safe-for-liverJana Burson is a North Carolina physician who specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction using medications like buprenorphine and methadone. Dr. Burson is a passionate caregiver and patient advocate with considerable experience in the field of addiction treatment. She maintains an informative blog on the topic of opioid addiction treatment and recently posted her comments and observations on a revealing 2012 study.

The 2012 study by Saxon et al is reported in her blog to have followed more than 700 patients over 24 weeks who were receiving either methadone or buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone). These patients were checked for specific red flag elevations that would suggest emerging liver damage or liver inflammation. None of the patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine had significant abberations in liver functioning. This led the researchers to conclude that neither medication causes liver damage.

A 2014 follow-up study by Soyka and others (published in the American Journal on Addictions) found the same results … Read more

Methadone or Suboxone

addiction-is-treatable-2A common question among those seeking help is whether methadone or suboxone is the best choice for opioid replacement therapy. It reminds me of the age old debate … which is better, Ford or Chevy? Methadone has been used in opioid addiction treatment for about 45 years. Suboxone has been available to the public for 12 years. Each of these medications has been shown, through conclusive research, to be highly effective in eliminating opioid withdrawal. Both methadone and suboxone achieve a similar outcome, but with subtle differences. [view our comparison chart]

When opiate withdrawal symptoms are no longer a daily preoccupation and source of anxiety, individuals are free to invest their energy & time in productive, meaningful activities. Avoiding withdrawal sickness is the single greatest driver of continued opioid use, and often pushes an individual to desperate measures to maintain a supply of opiates so that they will not get sick.

People unfamiliar with addiction sometimes believe that … Read more