Sarasota Methadone Treatment

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This city has several area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.


Sarasota Methadone Clinics
Operation Par Inc
Medication Assisted Patient Services
6253 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-0877

 

Sarasota Buprenorphine Providers
Frank Melo, M.D. 1219 S East Avenue, Ste 204
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 330-9797
Joseph A. Sassano, D.O. 7005 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 870-4440
Ronald Christopher Webber, M.D. 4041 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 378-1549
Michael R. Fox, M.D. 3402 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 379-9110
Bram Riegel, M.D. 4000 Sawyer Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 923-0999
Thomas K. Dudenhoeffer, M.D. 3900 Clark Road
Suite L-2
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 923-6041
Virind Dharaysheez Gupta, M.D. 4541 Bec Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 371-9355
Ervin Eugene Bernotus, M.D. 5741 Bee Ridge Road
Suite 590
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-1231
Edward F. Carlstrom, M.D. 500 John Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-4408
Michael James McClure, M.D., Ph.D. 2055 Wood Street
Suite 104
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 364-9515
Scott Permesly, M.D. 2055 Wood Street
Unit 210
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 365-8813
Vladimir Einisman, M.D. 8400 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 330-2929
Laura K. Morris, M.D. 7773 Fairway Woods Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 921-6121
Harold J. Lawler III, M.D. Neuro Assisted Recovery, Inc.
8400 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 330-2929
Sheryl M. Hakala, M.D. 8400 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 330-2929
Mario Rene Perez- Rodriguez, M.D. 1250 South Tamiami Trail
Suite 301
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 365-7771
Doreen M. Dupont, M.D. 2650 Bahia Vista
Suite 204
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 780-4374
George William Lose, M.D. 1808 Orchid Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 954-2069

Over 1 Billion Dollars to Fight Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has awarded $1.5 billion in an effort to support States in their fight against opioid addiction.

The grant programs will provide funding to increase access to “24/7 Opioid Treatment Programs”. $104 million will be specifically allocated to bring treatment services to rural areas of the country that have been historically underserved.

While stabilizing and rebuilding lives through medication-assisted treatment is a priority, the prevention of overdose deaths is a distinct goal of the new funding initiative. Major confiscation of fentanyl continues month to month as law enforcement authorities intercept huge quantities of the drug pouring across the southern border.

Another $20.5 million is being earmarked for the development of programs that help connect individuals with addiction issues to local community resources that can enhance their overall recovery effort.

Additional focus will be placed on increasing the availability of naloxone which is the emergency medication that can quickly reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Thousands of lives have been saved in the last 10 years through the timely administration of naloxone to those who have overdosed.

The White House report outlines further efforts to disrupt global drug trafficking through the addition of more law enforcement officers.

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First Ever Mobile Methadone Clinic

Providence, Rhode Island is the first location in the United States to offer a mobile methadone service. This article profiles CODAC Behavioral Health who operate a 27 foot RV that has been modified to function as a mobile methadone unit.

The concept behind this innovative approach is to bring essential medication-assisted treatment services to the rural areas of Rhode Island where many prospective patients are underserved.

Access to methadone and buprenorphine-based treatments remains an ongoing challenge as nearly 83% of those with opioid use disorder (OUD) are not yet utilizing medication to help with their opioid withdrawal symptoms. Opioid withdrawal sickness is the primary driver of illicit opioid use, opioid overdose, and lifestyle disruption.

CODAC received their FDA approval in July 2022 to begin dispensing methadone from their mobile unit.

Methadone clinics are a lifesaver for many thousands of recovering individuals across the country. There are a number of new clinics opening each week, but the provision of a methadone mobile service offers an interesting alternative that will be closely watched and evaluated in the years ahead.

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BrightView Offers Local Addiction Treatment

BrightView provides high quality addiction treatment with a specialty in opioid addiction recovery. Currently, the organization operates in six states: Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, and Massachusetts.

BrightView was originally founded by a doctor, a lawyer, and a businessman with the intent of transforming addiction medicine. In Cincinnati, opioid addiction had severely impacted the local community as it had done in so many other areas of the country.

Consequently, BrightView founders wanted to design a system of service delivery that would make it easy for people affected by opioid addiction to get the help they needed with minimal obstacles and delays.

While most BrightView clinics specialize in the use of buprenorphine, suboxone, and vivitrol, several clinics also offer methadone. Their recovery model is built upon a combination of top tier medication-assisted treatment in conjunction with counseling and behavioral therapies.

In addition to opioid-specific treatment services, BrightView also offers specialized treatment for alcohol, methamphetamine, and other substance use disorders. Being patient-centered is a hallmark of the company’s approach to helping.

Most BrightView facilities can see a patient within 24 hours of calling for an appointment. If interested in contacting BrightView, you can reach them at 866-928-5995.

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Physician Prescribed Medications Only

There are plenty of illegally manufactured medications of unknown origin currently flooding the country. In addition to heroin, methamphetamines, and other highly addictive substances, common prescriptions for managing psychiatric disorders are now accessible on the street as well.

Often these seemingly “legit” meds are manufactured outside of the U.S. where they are not subject to FDA oversight. Some of them are laced with fentanyl as is now occurring with street opiates, cocaine, and ecstasy.

Fentanyl availability is becoming widespread and creating an epidemic of accidental overdoses. News of fentanyl drug busts are being reported with increasing frequency since U.S. law enforcement and border patrol have stepped up their efforts to confiscate this deadly drug before it hits the streets.

It is important to remember that medications provided by methadone clinics and buprenorphine-approved doctors are beneficial drugs that are carefully formulated by pharmaceutical companies operating under FDA guidelines and safety checks. Please, only take medications prescribed by your doctor.

Every OTP (opioid treatment program) clinic and prescribing physician aim to custom fit the medication and dosage that will best treat your opioid use disorder. Self-medicating with drugs obtained on the street is highly dangerous. Your recovery success depends on you believing in your treatment team and relying upon their medical expertise, and their administration of safe, approved medications designed to manage your opioid withdrawal symptoms.

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Longer Duration Opioid Treatment Improves Outcomes

A new study by the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin found that a patient’s length of treatment is directly tied to lower risk of overdose.

In particular, treating opioid addiction with medication for at least 60 days generated a 61% reduction in the incidence of overdose.

Numerous other studies over the last two decades have shown that positive outcomes are tied to longer duration in outpatient addiction treatment. Not only does greater length of time in treatment allow for physical stabilization with methadone or buprenorphine, but it provides each patient with time to develop improved coping skills and relapse prevention capability.

Higher levels of functioning are able to be achieved, such as gainful employment and improved parenting, when a patient is able to remain in addiction treatment for longer periods of time.

Marguerite Burns, who led the Wisconsin study, found that recovery success and overdose prevention are enhanced the longer that patients take medication over a 12 month period. Medication-assistance plays a key role in helping opioid addicted patients find long lasting recovery.

Impressively, the study was based on treatment outcomes recorded for 293,160 Medicaid patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder.

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