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


Massachusetts Is Prohibited From Banning Zohydro

court-decisionSomewhat of a surprise was the recent ruling that the state of Massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, from being prescribed in the state. The manufacturer of Zohydro, Zogenix, had argued that the ban was not constitutional and must be reversed.

The state governor, Deval Patrick, had announced his intention to make Zohydro unavailable since the manufacturer’s initial plan was to provide it without a tamper-proof component to deter abuse and potential overdose.

Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state of Massachusetts had exceeded its authority in banning the drug, and she consequently implemented a preliminary injunction temporarily reversing the ban. The governor expressed disappointment that the public’s safety concerns were not sufficient to halt the sale of Zohydro, but he stated he would pursue other channels for addressing the widespread opioid abuse problem that is continuing to grow in the state and across the country.

Opioid pain medications have become a primary drug of abuse for … Read more

Recovery From Heroin Addiction Helps Parenting

methadone-clinic-7When a parent enters treatment for opioid addiction and begins methadone dosing, hopefully that person embraces the recovery process and the resumption of certain responsibilities that may have been neglected during addiction.

Many parents in addiction live with a sense of regret and shame over not always being there for their children. Opiate addiction is particularly brutal and can derail a person’s priorities for extended periods of time. Families can suffer, and their bonds strained to the limit for years because of drug addiction.

When a parent begins to find true recovery and is able to take an honest look at their life, they recognize how their mistakes affected others – most often their families and particularly their children.

Effective parenting requires a notable combination of talents & abilities – obviously love mixed with patience, availability, consistency, and attention. These qualities suffer and are diminished for a majority of addicted parents when drugs are in control. As the years roll … Read more

Opiate Abuse Epidemic Addressed by Massachusetts Governor

massachusettsThe State of Massachusetts is experiencing dramatic levels of opioid abuse and their Governor, Deval Patrick, is sharply focused on addressing the problem. A compelling Boston Globe article has highlighted the growing problem with heroin and other opiates across the state noting that 185 people died of heron overdose between November 2013 and February 2014.

Also mentioned in the article was the state’s plan to increase funding for drug treatment by $20 million and to prohibit the sale of Zohydro, a highly potent prescription painkiller that has drawn much attention and criticism due to its ability to potentially worsen the opioid epidemic in America.

Governor Patrick has declared the opioid abuse problem a public health emergency and is taking active measures to increase the availability of naloxone to Massachusetts public workers so that they can intervene to save the lives of those experiencing an opiate overdose. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid overdose within … Read more

Doctors and Prescriptions For Pain Medication

oxycodone-prescriptionReceiving increased attention across the country are concerns about prescription pain medication and to what extent prescribers are using caution and due diligence in administering them.

In addition to opioid addiction treatment centers that often employ methadone, pain management clinics also utilize methadone as well as other beneficial but potentially addictive opioid medications such as hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. Often, in addition to painkiller prescriptions, pain management physicians will prescribe powerful benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin to manage patients’ stress and anxiety symptoms.

The potential problems which can emerge from these medication combinations is fairly extensive. First, uninformed patients can develop a rapid physical dependency on pain meds if not properly educated. Patients also run the risk of accidental overdose when combining powerful drugs like methadone, oxycodone, and xanax. There is a serious risk to the community when a physician overprescribes because powerful pain medications and benzodiazepines have a premium “street value”, and are often diverted and sold to naive, … Read more

When Emotional Pain Fuels Relapse

grief-and-lossPeople in recovery from addiction face very substantial stresses. The stress of trying to cope with cravings & urges, the stress of facing life and trying to resolve problems, and the common pressure of trying to make ends meet when finances are not in good shape.

While many addicted individuals find that they are more resilient than perhaps they ever believed, loss can sometimes be a particularly crippling experience. People from all walks of life suffer and struggle with losses – divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, income, security, or health.

A recent New York Times article briefly profiled a young woman released from prison who was trying to stay clean from heroin. She really missed her child who had been removed from her custody. While she loved her baby, she also recognized she was not yet ready to resume the pressures and responsibilities of parenting until she got herself on more solid, sober … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction Among Affluent Women

women-in-addictionAn interesting post was made on the DrugFree.org website related to a recent survey which found that the primary drug of abuse among “affluent” addicted women was prescription opioids or heroin.

The definition of affluent included those whose annual family income exceeded $100,000. Of those who entered treatment for their addiction, 61% of them identified prescription opioids as their predominant addiction problem. 

The survey found that 70% of those who developed an addiction reported that their initial use was related to a prescription of legal medications for the treatment of pain or emotional problems.

The opioid epidemic has shown how universal addiction problems actually are by transcending all types of assumed barriers and biases. Opioid addiction is a very clear brain disease and poses risk, even in prescribed legitimate uses, to those individuals with no prior addiction-related problems or high risk behaviors.

For individuals receiving prescription pain medication, it is imperative that they have a thoughtful and candid discussion with … Read more