St. Petersburg Suboxone Doctors

Clear Path Clinic

Clear Path Clinic
3177 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Phone: 877-585-2955
Fax: 877-352-4960

Are you struggling to get off opiates? Are you tired of the expense and the grind of daily methadone dosing? Have you been paying MAT clinics for treatment but primary care services are not included in the fee?

If you answered “YES” to any of those questions, then we are the clinic you are looking for.

    *Addiction Treatment
    *Dual Diagnosis Treatment
    *Primary Care
    *Hepatitis C Treatment

At Clear Path Clinic you will be treated by a board certified physician who has years of experience in the field of Addiction and Internal Medicine.

Our staff provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment allowing you to be honest with yourself as you begin treatment.

Getting off methadone can be challenging and the expense of daily dosing can be very expensive. We know how difficult the process can be and having experience in this area is vital in making that transition as easy as possible for you.

Plus, while you are a patient receiving addiction treatment, we can also treat your primary care issues at no additional cost. Diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid issues, depression, anxiety, tooth infections, can all be treated and some of these issues can even be handled as a telephone appointment.

By providing complete care, we help to make certain that you are becoming the best version of yourself.

Your journey for a new, healthier you starts with a simple phone call. Don’t hesitate and call today.


 
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St. Petersburg, and the greater Tampa area, have experienced a rise in opioid addiction over the last decade. There has been a recent national epidemic with opiate overdose becoming a leading cause of death for certain age groups in various areas of the country. Some local qualified physicians are approved to treat opiate withdrawal symptoms with suboxone. Suboxone is widely regarded as a very positive medical intervention for eliminating painful withdrawal. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in suboxone that binds to the brain’s opiate receptor sites for a prolonged period of time consequently eliminating withdrawal while not producing a drug high in established, suboxone tolerant patients. If you are a local doctor aiming to treat St.Petersburg 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.



St. Petersburg Suboxone Doctors
Clear Path Clinic 3177 4th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(877) 585-2955
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Suite 305
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 327-3737
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St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 896-8686
Syed Kamil Ali Zaidi, M.D. 1609 Pasadena Avenue South
Suite 4M
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 341-1402
Mehul Shah, M.D. 4099 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(877) 345-3869
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St. Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 347-3213
Ed W. Jackson, M.D. Suncaost Community Mental Health
4010 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 327-7656
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St. Petersburg, FL 33712
(727) 827-2940


Buprenorphine After Overdose Facilitates Treatment

Several articles recently addressed a study which found that providing buprenorphine after an overdose significantly increased the likelihood of individuals accessing opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment.

The current protocol for paramedics and emergency departments in treating opioid overdose is to administer naloxone in order to reverse the effects of overdose. A recently published study showed that also providing buprenorphine immediately afterward reduced withdrawal discomfort and increased outpatient addiction follow-up care.

A separate article referenced data showing a nearly six-fold increase in patients accessing outpatient addiction treatment within 30 days of the overdose event.

These are highly encouraging finds which demonstrate the far-reaching effectiveness of medication-assistance in the treatment of opioid addiction. Saving a life through overdose reversal is obviously a critical benefit, but increasing motivation for follow-up treatment is a huge step in helping addicted individuals plug into a long-term solution.

Structured treatment which utilizes medication-assistance provides so much to those aspiring to face their addiction challenges. Naloxone, buprenorphine, and methadone have saved countless lives, and these medications have provided an unrivaled opportunity for those in opioid addiction to plot a new path in life.

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Caution: Street Oxycodone Might Be Fentanyl

Minnesota officers recently seized a large quantity of fentanyl in the Midwest based on extensive investigation and “very, very good police work”.

The drug bust removed enough fentanyl pills to kill over 1 million people, and the suspected dealer now faces federal charges for possessing a large quantity of synthetic opioids.

Of particular concern was that the fentanyl doses had been pressed into a familiar pill that was indistinguishable from that provided in a typical oxycodone prescription. So oxycodone obtained on the street now presents with a much higher risk of fatal overdose than was previously thought.

The article reported that large quantities of fentanyl continue to come across the U.S. southern border. The U.S. Senate is currently examining how this influx of fentanyl is impacting American communities as drug seizures hit historic levels.

Those currently struggling in active opioid addiction should explore getting professional help as soon as possible. Fentanyl “in disguise” is making its way across the country.

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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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