Scottsdale Methadone Treatment

SMC Recovery LLC

SMC Recovery LLC
10207 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: 480-998-4673 (HOPE)
Email: richard.a@smcrecoveryaz.com
Website: SMCRecovery.com

Dosing and counseling hours will be from:
5:00 am to 11:30 am Monday through Friday (and the office is open each day until 1pm)
6:00 am to 9:00 am on Saturday

Admissions and medical services:
5:00 am to 7:00 am Monday through Friday

smc-recovery-3SMC Recovery, LLC is an Opiate Treatment Program with Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling services. We provide medication assisted treatment, IOP, OP, group counseling, family groups and individual therapy. Services are provided to adults, eighteen years of age and up.

SMC Recovery offers treatment solutions for those dealing with opiate addictions by using evidence based treatment models. Our belief is that by offering a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment, you will be able to have a variety of treatment experiences which will promote finding your path to long term recovery and growth.

 

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Scottsdale has several area clinics providing methadone treatment for opioid addiction. Also available from local buprenorphine-approved doctors is suboxone (containing buprenorphine) which provides effective relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a majority of people. With an increase in opioid dependence sweeping the country, opioid replacement therapies like methadone and suboxone have become critically important in helping to restore people’s lives who have struggled with chronic opiate addiction. Methadone and suboxone are classified as best practice medical interventions for treating opiate addiction. Both are FDA-approved. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.





Scottsdale Area Methadone Clinics
SMC Recovery LLC 10207 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-998-4673
Valle Del Sol Inc
East Clinic
509 South Rockford Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 258-6797×100
Alpha Medical Service 3825 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-7997
Center for Behavioral Hlth Phoenix Inc 2123 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 897-7044
Center for Behavioral Hlth Phoenix Inc 1501 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 253-6553
Intensive Treatment Systems LLC 651 West Coolidge St.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 248-0550

 

Scottsdale Buprenorphine Providers
Simon Olstein, M.D. 6991 East Camelback Road
Suite B – 360
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 429-9044
Gretchen Barlow Alexander, M.D. Banner Bahavioral Health Hospital
7575 East Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-7575
Dmitry Vito Listengarten, M.D. 7575 East Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-7509
Beatrice Yang, M.D. 6991 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 429-9044
Alpa Sanghvi, M.D. 7575 East Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-7509
Nazila Conz, M.D. Scottsale Banner Behavorial
7575 East Earl Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-7630
Donald Joe Holland, M.D. 7514 East Monterey Way, Suite 4
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 949-5700
Eugene R. Almer, M.D. Scottsdale Psychiatric Services
7432 East Camelback
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 423-0713
Angelo L Chirban, M.D. 3337 North Miller Road
Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 990-1280
James Patrick Clark, M.D. Samaritan Behavioral Health Center
7575 East Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 429-9029
Mark J. Goldstein, D.O. 4020 North Scottsdale Road
Suite 108
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 947-2409
Donald T. Lewis, D.O. 7432 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 423-0713
Rob Ruddell Ashby, M.D. 10900 North Scottsdale Road
Suite 201
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 991-0280
Saif U. Jaffery, M.D. Scottsdale Behavioral Health LLC.
7400 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 206
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 993-3303
Kori Lynn Singleton, M.D. S.R.P.M. Indian Community
10005 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 946-9066
James Carl Barsz, M.D. Scottsdale Treatment Institute
6991 East Camelback Road, Suite B360
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 429-9044
Daniel M. Glick, M.D. 10210 North 92nd Street
Suite 303
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 614-5622
Adam R. Koelsch, M.D. 9522 East San Salvador Drive
Suite 305
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 767-1190
Rosemary Virginia Wilson, M.D. 12717 East Double Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 767-9337
Michael John Ahmann, D.O. 11390 East Via Linda
Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 305-5640
Richard J. Settles, D.O. 10752 North 89th Place
Suite 218
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 314-9700
Banner Behavioral Health Hospital 7575 East Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-7500
Scottsdale Treatment Institute PLC 6991 East Camelback Road
Suite B-360
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 429-9044×119

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SMC Recovery LLC – 10207 N. Scottsdale Road




Cassava Recovery App For Mobile Phones

cassava-appA new mobile phone app for recovering people was released last month by Elements Behavioral Health based out of Long Beach, California. The app is called Cassava and it provides a number of nifty features such as a daily reflection, a support group meetings finder based on your location, and a personal sobriety tracker that measures one’s number of days drug free.

In addition to days sober, the app allows users to record in a personal journal format their moods, daily nutrition, and even sleep patterns. An important part of growth in recovery is following new disciplines and remaining aware of self-care needs. The Cassava app can function as a useful toot for recovering people aiming to feed their recovery on a daily basis.

Another potentially helpful feature of the app is the inclusion of “recovery tips”. These function as reminders and suggestions for ways to cope with relapse risks. Addicted people, particularly in the early phase of recovery, are more vulnerable to sudden urges to use and often need a means of redirecting their thinking in order to sidestep a build-up of thoughts that feed the urge to use. Reading recovery literature has always been a potentially useful action step that helps to short circuit urges and cravings.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple website. While it is designed for Apple iPhone 5.0 and above, I was able to install the app on version 4.0 and it worked well.

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Stepping Onto The Path of Recovery

the-pathAn important consideration in examining the disease of addiction is the recognition that “recovery” is an incremental process. Many people facing their addiction will experience brief setbacks, and some will struggle for years before they are able to remain on the path of positive change.

As a counselor, I have listened to many recovering individuals talk about their resistance to change. Addiction is a persistent disease of disruptive thinking and behavior highly subject to repetition. Addicts will repeat the same bad “choices” as a result of many factors. Scientific research has shown that habitual patterns of behavior are neurochemically driven deep within the brain. These patterns can be reinforced by one’s social connections, immediate environment, and underlying belief system.

With severe levels of addiction sustained over years, it can become difficult for people to shift their lifestyle, thinking, and decision-making toward a healthy, recovery-oriented mindset. In 12 Step recovery, there is the popular expression called “hitting bottom”. This expression is typically used to describe a specific time in which a person has lost so much, or suffered such a painful crisis, that their readiness for change finally emerges. This window of opportunity is often times short-lived. Hitting bottom will compel some people to finally take the right action – to seek help – to admit they have a problem. If this happens, then a decision to step onto the path of recovery may actually occur.

Active addition is often characterized by a short range view in which consequences are not thoroughly considered. Focusing on consequences interferes with the compulsive desire to use. And even then, a recognition of consequences to oneself and family is often not enough to change the decision to get high. With opiate addiction, the decision to use is overwhelmingly controlled by opiate withdrawal sickness. This never-ending physical sickness takes people away from recovery and keeps them trapped in a desperate existence centered around doing whatever is necessary to avoid being “dope sick”.

Fortunately, this dilemma can be addressed through medication-assisted treatments (methadone, suboxone, naltrexone). These do not replace the need for a recovery program, but they become an important part of one’s overall personal recovery program. Staying on the path of recovery is the next critical phase after stepping onto the path. Medication-assisted treatment greatly aids recovering addicts in staying on the proper path. Science has proven that those with the greatest chance of long-term, successful sobriety are those that remain in treatment and recovery. Said differently, a person’s chance of recovery success is statistically improved the longer they remain in treatment.

When a person no longer has to face the crippling weight of daily withdrawal sickness, they have a chance to re-approach their overall recovery and the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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Reducing Risk of IV-Related Infections

drug-safetyOne of the risks associated with the progression of opioid addiction is the increased probability of an addicted person moving to injectable heroin as a last resort in dealing with opioid withdrawal. In the early years of methadone’s adoption in treatment centers, it was used primarily to help heroin addicted individuals detox from heroin and eventually remain heroin free.

While heroin is definitely resurfacing, the opioid epidemic of recent years has primarily been about prescription opioids taken orally. Following this pattern of use, users eventually discover that crushing and snorting pills is a more efficient means of getting an opioid into their system. Injecting is typically the last step in this progression of the disease of addiction.

But with injection comes a variety of new risks and health problems such as skin abscesses, localized infection at the site of injection, as well as hepatitis C (a viral infection of the liver) and HIV infection acquired through needle sharing with infected persons. A recent story in the news highlighted a sudden increase in HIV infections in Scott County (Indiana) in conjunction with the rise of opioid addiction there and injectable drug use.

Indiana’s governor has temporarily approved the use of needle exchange programs to help reduce the risk of virus transmission resulting from the use of dirty needles. The story indicated that the number of documented HIV infections had risen month over month. The county is presently trying to locate over 100 people who may have been exposed to the HIV virus in connection with injecting opiates.

Methadone and other medication-assisted treatments have been conclusively proven to reduce heroin/opiate relapse and injection drug use. For many individuals trapped in a daily cycle of perpetual drug abuse, the risk of acquiring a deadly infection increases with every day that they are not in treatment receiving help.

Treatment leads to recovery, and recovery leads to dramatic lifestyle change. Many patients who choose methadone as a tool in their personal recovery never go back to injecting drugs. This obviously is a life saving choice.

Someone recently stated “If you’re dead, you can’t recovery.” This is a rather blunt way of expressing a profound and meaningful truth. Addiction does rob loved ones, friends, family, and neighbors of life, health, and happiness. Recovery has the ability to restore all of these. Let us keep our minds and hearts open about the value of medication-assisted treatment. It is making a real difference for numerous people around the world.

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Acadia HealthCare Opioid Addiction Treatment

acadia-healthcareAcadia Healthcare is a leading behavioral healthcare services provider headquartered out of Franklin, Tennessee. The company was established in 2005 and has experienced rapid growth as a result of strategic acquisitions and a sharp focus on the delivery of psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services.

Acadia recently bought out CRC Health Group for a reported $1.2 billion in a well-publicized sale which closed in February 2015. The acquisition significantly expanded Acadia’s opioid addiction treatment capabilities adding approximately 82 methadone/suboxone facilities nationwide. The company is nicely positioned to serve tens of thousands of patients on a daily basis who are struggling with opioid addiction and other associated illnesses. Methadone and buprenorphine products are utilized in association with a variety of counseling approaches.

Just added to Methadone.US are five of Acadia’s opioid treatment clinics located in San Diego, Riverside, Baltimore, Portland, and Southern Indiana.

Acadia’s mission statement:

Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create behavioral health centers where people receive care that enables them to regain hope in a supportive, caring environment.

The company presently has behavioral healthcare facilities in 37 U.S. states, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. These include residential treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and therapeutic school-based programs.

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Right Path Clinics Offer Suboxone and Addiction Counseling

right-path-clinics-2Right Path is an opioid treatment provider operating in the greater Hampton Roads area of eastern Virginia. The organization specializes in the use of burprenorphine (the critical ingredient in Suboxone that alleviates opioid withdrawal symptoms).

Right Path currently have outpatient services in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Suffolk, but plan to soon offer a location convenient for residents and visitors along the Outer Banks.

Recognizing the importance of individualized treatment plans, Right Path tailor their services to the needs of the individual patient. While suboxone is beneficial in eliminating the pain of opioid withdrawal, addiction counseling is essential in helping patients to understand the addiction and recovery process. Right Path provide addiction counseling as a component of their overall treatment program.

Evening and weekend hours are offered, and most insurance is accepted. The Right Path website has a helpful page that outlines various questions and issues that you might cover with your Suboxone Doctor in your first appointment. Their website provides another highly informative page on Suboxone which answers many common questions about this increasingly popular medication. More information on Right Path’s locations and contact information can be obtained here:

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