Santa Monica Suboxone Doctors


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A Santa Monica search reveals a moderate sized list of local doctors who can prescribe buprenorphine (suboxone) to individuals facing opiate withdrawal symptoms. Dependency on opioids results in a mix of painful withdrawal effects (insomnia, nausea, chills, diarrhea, body ache, and more) which generate chronic stress symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and a compromised ability to meet the demands of daily life. Buprenorphine is the therapeutic component in Suboxone that eliminates opiate withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone has become a well known and frequently sought opiate replacement medication that restores a person’s functioning following a period of active opioid addiction. Only authorized doctors are legally able to write prescriptions for buprenorphine/suboxone. If you are a local physician aiming to treat Santa Monica area 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.



Santa Monica Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Evelina L. Weinstein, M.D. 1315 Lincoln Blvd
Suite 250
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 496-5505
Gary Chase, M.D. 315 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 394-7020
Brian Young Mclean, M.D. 723 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 899-0539
Marisa Chang, M.D. 2811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 790
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-5968
David Leslie Fogelson, M.D. 2730 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 326
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-5015
Deborah S. Finklestein, M.D. 1821 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 311
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 582-5252
Solomon Perlo, M.D. 2730 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 650
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-0710
Robert Andries Shain, M.D. 1137 2nd Street
Unit 101
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 456-3503
Sheldon Emanuel Jordan, M.D. 2811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 790
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-5968
Daniel Charles Minton, M.D. 2444 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(131) 045-3467
Terrance Procter Flanagan, M.D. 1138 9th Street Apt H
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(617) 504-2236
Edward J. Oconnor, M.D. 2811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 790
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-5968
Arsalan Malik, M.D. 2730 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 630
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 259-2673
Eric M. Wexler, M.D. 2730 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 325
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 744-5102
Soroya Bacchus 2730 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 660
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-4640
Robert S. Martin, M.D. 2811 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 620
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-4944
Orlando Cartaya, M.D. 2444 Wilshire Boulevard
Unit 620
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 315-1018
Mona Q. Cho, M.D. 1304 15th Street
Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 393-0739
Emmanuel Emenike 1260 15th Street
Suite #1414
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 869-0638
Hossein Babaali, M.D. 2428 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 402
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-3385
Brent James Michael, M.D. 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 1260-W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-7777
Marc Brodsky, M.D. UCLA Center for East- West Medicine
2428 Santa Monica Boulevard Unit # 208
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 998-9118
Gerald M. Sacks, M.D. 2020 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 150
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 264-7314
Keith Gregory Heinzerling, M.D. UCLA Les Kelly Family Health Center
1920 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(866) 449-8252
Manali Ayachit Shendrikar, M.D. 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 380W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 586-9002
Joseph Knotz, M.D. 1304 15th Street
Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 937-0739
Martin Alpert, M.D. 1304 15th Street
Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 393-0739
Oscar J. Hernandez, M.D. 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 680
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-0419
Paul M. Robinson, M.D. 2915 Santa Monica Boulevard
Unit 2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-3031
Thomas K. Ciesla, M.D. 1301 20th Street
Suite 212
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-0300
Scott David Reiter, M.D. 3010 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-9142
Jeanne Axler, M.D. 3205 Ocean Park Boulevard
Unit 250
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-8345


Youth and Opioid Addiction

In past decades, opioid addiction was skewed more heavily toward an older generation of adults. But today we have larger numbers of youth using opioids and experiencing addiction-related problems at earlier ages. Importantly, research has demonstrated conclusively that those who remain engaged in treatment for six months or more are much more likely to stabilize and to enjoy sustained success with recovery.

A recent Reuters Health article highlights the fact that many opioid-addicted youth are either not yet engaging in treatment or are exiting treatment too early. While more youth are being saved through the overdose reversal drug naloxone, a majority of addicted youth are still not receiving medicated-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine or methadone.

More work is necessary to open up treatment avenues for young adults across America, and to both educate & compel youth to seek MAT (medication-assisted treatment) as soon as possible.

The opioid addiction problem in America will not soon disappear. Drugs continue to find their way across the U.S. border through multiple avenues. Positive efforts are indeed bringing needed change, but the complexity and extent of opioid addiction in the U.S. will require a long-term, sustained commitment throughout the country. We must get the message out – especially to young people who may not fully grasp the power of addiction!

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Opioid Use Disorder A Modern Reality

Opioid Use Disorder is the newer clinical terminology (from the DSM5) used to describe the full range of opioid problems ranging from mild opioid-related use issues to severe opioid addiction.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were 72,287 deaths from overdose in the United States. That is certainly an alarming statistic. Of that number, 49,060 of those deaths were from opioids specifically – just in 2017. By contrast, there were 58,200 U.S. fatalities that resulted from the entire Vietnam war.

The good news is that government funding for opioid treatment is finally entering the stream on a local level. Increasing numbers of methadone clinics and physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine are moving into America’s more rural areas, ones that have historically been severely underserved.

As treatment for Opioid Use Disorder becomes more readily available, people struggling under the constant pressure of addiction will have an opportunity to apply the brake, and to veer onto a new path of stability and recovery. That being said, it is estimated that presently only 1 person of 10 with an opioid use disorder has sought treatment. For many opioid addicted people, treatment made the difference between life and death.

Choose a new path is more than words for those that have truly done so. Addiction is a highly persistent disease, but change is possible. Commitment and action are the necessary ingredients in opening the door to a new life. Opioid Use Disorder, in particular, is successfully treated with medication assistance. Science, research, and life experience have fortunately reinforced this fact with perfect clarity. Please find a local treatment provider today!

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ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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