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


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

Welcome Access Recovery Solutions

ars-locationAccess Recovery Solutions (ARS) Delray Beach is a newly opened outpatient opioid treatment program that offers both methadone and buprenorphine. They are a member of Addiction Medical Solutions who have other methadone clinics across the country.

ARS specialize in medication assisted treatment and have a unique Maintenance to Abstinence program designed to assist patients in eventually becoming free of opioid medications once they have experienced a period of stability. The program is built on a two year continuum of care treatment model.

The ARS clinic provides individualized treatment planning for patients, and their counseling approaches include cognitive-behavioral and motivational approaches up to and including an intensive outpatient program (IOP). IOP is a SAMHSA endorsed, evidence-based addiction treatment that is in widespread use across the United States due to its effectiveness in helping patients learn about and apply effective recovery tools.

ARS offer a variety of other programs and services to serve the Delray Beach community including a Speakers Bureau. With … Read more

Family Support of Methadone Treatment

methadone-treatmentWhen patients enter treatment for opioid addiction, their families are usually relieved yet apprehensive. They may have seen previous recovery efforts not be sustained and their loved one return to active substance use. So, families often learn to be cautiously hopeful.

With methadone treatment, there is a new component in the recovery process with the addition of medication assistance. Whether it’s methadone or suboxone, families become curious as to how their loved one will handle this new medication. As most readers know, there is considerable misinformation and misunderstanding about what methadone can accomplish. This leads a patient’s family supports to sometimes have a wary attitude toward methadone or suboxone.

I would like to share two stories that illustrate how family attitudes can shift. The first patient we’ll call Mary to maintain her anonymity. Mary was a local realtor who had developed an opioid dependence. She had been able to conceal her addiction from her parents, but finally reached a … Read more

Opioid Treatment Center in Scottsdale Arizona

smc-recovery-3Recently joining Methadone.US is a newly opened methadone treatment program in Scottsdale, Arizona: SMC Recovery. SMC offer methadone for opioid addiction as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for treating all varieties of addictive disorders.

Both modalities of treatment are deemed best practice interventions by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and they are evidence-based treatment models. Evidence-based means that the treatment approaches have been thoroughly researched and shown to be effective in helping patients achieve success with identified treatment goals.

More specifically, SMC Recovery offers medication-assisted treatment, IOP, outpatient, group counseling, family groups, and individual therapy to adults 18 years and older. Prospective patients in the Scottsdale area can reach SMC staff at (480) 998-4673 (HOPE) or via the email address listed on the Scottsdale page of the Methadone.US website.

SMC Recovery’s narcotic treatment program is available to all individuals who meet ASAM criteria for admission to opioid treatment. Priority admission status is provided … Read more

Methadone Treatment Services

methadone-treatment-resourcesWhen one thinks of methadone treatment, they usually consider the power of methadone to eliminate opiate withdrawal and the value this has to someone fighting off withdrawal sickness.

Methadone treatment actually consists of more than just the “medication assistance” component. Real treatment always addresses the underlying lifestyle, thinking, and behavioral elements that are a significant part of the addictive process. These areas are specifically addressed through counseling. All opioid treatment programs providing methadone in the United States are required to also offer counseling to their patients in order to help them achieve true and lasting success.

Some patients will need more counseling & emotional support than others. But all patients new to the recovery process will need to receive basic education on addiction as an illness, how to build a personal recovery program, and to have an opportunity to develop new coping and relapse prevention skills.

Methadone clinics in the U.S. vary in the ways that they deliver counseling services. … Read more