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Seattle has had to address an alarming level of opioid dependency in the last decade with many people experiencing addiction to prescription opioids. Heroin was once the leading problem, but has been surpassed nationally by the rising painkiller addiction stemming from the rise of oxycontin and other opiate-based pain medications. Methadone and suboxone are now commonplace therapeutic medications used to help addicted individuals cope with painful withdrawal symptoms. If you are a treatment program or doctor offering opiate treatment in the greater Seattle area, you can 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.


Seattle Methadone Clinics
Therapeutic Health Services
Summit Branch
1116 Summit Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 323-0930
Therapeutic Health Services
Seneca Branch
1305 Seneca Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 323-0934
Evergreen Treatment Services
Unit 1
1700 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 223-3644
Evergreen Treatment Services
Unit 3
1718 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 223-3644
Evergreen Treatment Services
Unit 2
1740 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 223-3644
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
Seattle Division
1660 South Columbian Way, Mail Stop S-116-ATC
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 764-2782×2782
CRC Renton Clinic 2838 NE Sunset Boulevard
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 687-7082

 

Seattle Buprenorphine Treatment
Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual
Minorites
1216 Pine Street
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 323-1768
Harborview Medical Ctr Addictions Prog 401 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 744-9600
Intake:
(206) 744-9657
Swedish Medical Center/Ballard
Addiction Recovery Services
5300 Tallman Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-6209
Intake:
(206) 781-6048
VA Puget Sound Addictions Trt Center 1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 764-2457
Intake:
(206) 764-2457
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
Seattle Division
1660 South Columbian Way
Mail Stop S-116-ATC
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 764-2782×2782
Intake:
(206) 764-2457
Alpine Recovery Services 1207 North 200th Street
Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 542-1136
Hotline:
(800) 562-1240
Evergreen Treatment Services
Unit 3
1718 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 223-3644
Intake:
(206) 223-3644
Evergreen Treatment Services
Unit 1
1700 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 223-3644
Evergreen Treatment Services
Unit 2
1740 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 223-3644
Intake:
(206) 223-3644
Recovery Centers of King County
Detoxification Facility
1701 18th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 325-5000
Schick Shadel Hospital
Substance Abuse Program
12101 Ambaum Boulevard SW
Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 244-8100
(800) 272-8464
Laine Gawthrop, M.D. 130 Harvard Avenue E
Unit 502
Seattle, WA 98102
(425) 814-5118
Gregory David Rudolf, M.D. 1101 Madison Street
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 386-2013
Rajni K. Jutla, M.D. 6900 East Greenlake Way North
Suite J
Seattle, WA 98103
(425) 744-2300
Kathleen Hop Burgess, M.D. 4300 Aurora Avenue, North
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 859-5030
John B. Lynch III Harborview Medical Center
Box 359930, 325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 799-7859
August Thomas Piper, M.D. 901 Boren Avenue
Suite 1010
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5757
Bart Muller 1020 Cabrini Tower
901 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-3311
Elizabeth Hutchinson, M.D. 1401 Madison
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 386-6111
Bruce Davin Larson, M.D. 1101 Madison Street
Suite 1260
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-5454
Shahm Martini, M.D. 901 Boren Avenue
Suite 1020
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 381-0610
Joseph O. Merrill, M.D. Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Ave – Box 359780
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 744-1834
Richard K. Ries, M.D. 325 9th Avenue
Box 359911
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 341-4226
Joseph A. Schuster, M.D. 1221 Madison, #901
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 682-0882

Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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New Hampshire Addiction Crisis

womens-recoveryNBC News recently reported on the heroin crisis that New Hampshire residents have witnessed. Unprecedented numbers of people from all age groups are struggling with opioid addiction. Many are now deceased with estimates putting the number at nearly 400 who died from a fatal overdose just last year.

New Hampshire is reported to have no state-funded methadone programs to assist those experiencing severe heroin and other opioid addiction. There are several private clinics, but those are currently full with waiting lists for individuals who hope to one day be admitted.

Diane St. Onge, director of the Manchester Comprehensive Treatment Center, is quoted as saying “We need more treatment options. People’s lives are at stake.” Her clinic is presently operating at capacity with 540 patients according to the NBC article. Scores of untreated addicted adults are seeking treatment. When clinics are at capacity, they are forced to place prospective patients on a waiting list.

It is estimated that a significant number of the overdoses are related to heroin and other opiates being mixed with fentanyl and other substances. This makes the potency of the drugs being used almost impossible to predict thus greatly increasing the chance of accidental overdose.

Detox or medication-assisted treatment are the primary modes of intervention for those with opioid addiction. While there has been a substantial increase nationwide in the number of clinics dedicated to treating opioid addiction, there remain numerous areas throughout the country where methadone and suboxone support services are not yet readily available.

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