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
Steven Locnikar, D.O. 11390 East Via Linda
Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 219-0055
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



Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

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CVS Standing For Life and Safety

methadone-recovery-1It was announced late last month that CVS Drugstores intends to expand their provision of non-prescription naloxone into 12 additional U.S. States. Currently, they provide naloxone over-the-counter in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but will begin offering the life-saving medication in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Naloxone has gained attention in recent years due to its ability to reverse opioid overdoses. Over 44,000 people have died annually in the United States from drug overdose with a majority of those stemming from heroin or prescription pain medication. Naloxone has been successfully utilized in emergency rooms and on site in communities around the country reversing opioid overdose and saving thousands of lives.

It is critically important to recognize that people who have suffered with addiction are sometimes close to a lasting recovery. There is a popular expression used lately that is somewhat stark though true and thought-provoking. The expression goes “You can’t recover if you’re dead.” While this may sound off-putting to some, it reminds us that people stuck in years of painful addiction can, and do, change. We would much rather have naloxone readily available to save a life and to provide a son, daughter, or friend the opportunity to change direction.

An addicted individual could be much closer to choosing a life of recovery than we might imagine. This happens on a daily basis. How, and when, someone recovers from addiction is hard to predict. All we can do is to offer them an open door to a new and better life.

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Heroin Said To Be Back With A Vengeance

stop-opioid-addictionChuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has expressed serious concerns about the continuing opioid addiction problem in America and the pervasive spread of heroin addiction in particular.

A Fox News article highlighted Mr. Rosenberg’s discussion of how the USA represents only 5% of the world’s population – but consumes 95% of the world’s hydrocodone. His position is that rampant overprescribing of opioids has been occurring for years. As individuals become addicted to prescription medications and are then cut off from further prescription refills, many turn to the illegal purchase of street opiates.

“Street” opiates are sold at a premium – often more than people can afford. This leads to increased crime in order to support the expensive habit or turning to heroin since it is reported to only cost about 20% of hydrocodone on the black market.

The Fox article states that nearly 44,000 per year are dying from drug overdose and that half of those overdoses are from prescription medications. Casualty rates have almost doubled over the last few years.

Also in the news last week was an announcement from Hillary Clinton that if elected President she plans to dedicate billions to opioid treatment. There are other candidates as well, including governor Chris Christie, that have expressed a similar commitment to addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. The groundswell of concern regarding opioid addiction has gained momentum over the past 2 years and is now an audible siren capturing the attention of many governmental leaders. It has become a real health hazard that cannot be ignored any longer.

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Making A New Start

methadone-graphicA study by the government agency SAMHSA indicated there were approximately 254,000 patients receiving methadone for opioid addiction in 2006. In 2015, it is most likely that number is much higher given the prevalence of opioid addiction and the continued expansion of outpatient opioid treatment services in the United States. Today, there are considerably more methadone clinics and suboxone-approved physicians than there were a decade ago.

Making a new start with medication-assisted treatment is what hundreds of people across the country are deciding to do for themselves every week. Addiction is a progressive illness – one in which a person’s ability to choose is severely compromised. Medication-assisted treatment using either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) provides an important open door to a more responsible, quality life.

A majority of individuals suffering with opioid addiction (particularly when the illness spans years) have experienced dramatic brain changes which deepened their physiological dependency on opiates. This physical dependency is not easily removed. It is severe and persistent thus leading the person to do whatever is necessary to avoid being sick from opioid withdrawal.

Most long-term addicted individuals will tell you they rarely, if ever, get high from the illicit substances they use. They are simply trying to avoid being sick from debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. When a patient chooses to receive methadone or buprenorphine under the supervision of a doctor, they are making a decision to face their illness and to do something constructive about it.

As a family or friend, it is very helpful to gain an understanding of addiction and how medication-assisted treatment can be life changing for a person stuck in the cycle of opiate addiction.

Making a new start can be a bit frightening. Will methadone work for me? Will my loved ones condemn me? What about my job, or my legal situation? It becomes easy to put off making a decision when so many questions come into play.

It is important to remember that the road to recovery begins with just one step forward. That step will lead to another and another. This new start is always available. The message is one of hope and opportunity. Opiate addiction is a treatable illness. Medication-assistance can make a real difference.

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