Tampa 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.





Tampa Methadone Clinics
Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coord Office
(DACCO)/Medication Assisted Trt Pgm
4422 East Columbus Drive, 1st Floor
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 984-1818
Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coord Office
(DACCO)/Women Residential Trt Pgm
4422 East Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 984-1818
Tampa Metro Treatment Center 7207 and 7225 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 236-1182
Bay Area Treatment Center 8800 49th Street, Suites 106 and 108
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
(727) 544-0044

 

Tampa Buprenorphine Providers
Renee Haney, M.D. 718 West Dr. MLK, Jr. Boulevard
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 224-0355
Patrick G. Watson, M.D. 8751 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 980-2422
Anthony Charles Granell, M.D. 4422 East Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 384-4010
Mark R. Laflamme, M.D. Gulf Coast Injury Center
1104 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-6051
Kim Markl Sheridan, M.D. 301 West Platt Street
Suite 17
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 200-8811
Jose M. De La Torre, M.D. 118 South Oregon Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 253-2273
Carissa Heim Stone, M.D. 118 South Oregon Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 253-2273
Michael R. Fox, M.D. 402 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 956-5431
Joseph Rashkin, M.D. 2727 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Suite 760
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 877-7758
Jose Luis Cruz, M.D. 4006 Fiesta Plaza
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 876-7700
Miguel Angel Montoya, M.D. 3568 Tabernacle Place
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 270-6133
Steven I. Arkin, M.D. 1913 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 376-3790
Emily Elizabeth Lazarou, M.D. 3030 North Rocky Point Drive, West
Suite 262
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 374-0171
Gregory Thomas Flynn, M.D. 2808 West Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 872-9200
Joseph Molea, M.D. 4350 West Cypress Street
Suite 830
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 876-4850
George M. Northrup, M.D. 3601 West Azeele Street
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 350-9500
Lawrence Steven Wilson, M.D. 2916 West Alline Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 831-5742
Georgia Jeane Laliotis, M.D. 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Unit #127
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 972-7633
Richard M. Smith, M.D. 1010 East Busch Boulevard
Suite 103
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 935-7987
Allan Richard Escher, Jr., M.D. 12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 745-8486
Tammy Laureene Tadom, M.D. 825 West Aileen Street
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 931-5560
Rao R. Gudapati, M.D 1010 East Busch Boulevard
Suite 103
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 935-7987
Christopher Bawalan Pudol, D.O. Doctors RX US Medical Clinic
1010 East Busch Boulevard, Suite 103
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 935-7987
David P. Myers, M.D. 825 West Linebough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 931-5560
Michael Paul Strolla, M.D. 825 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 931-5560
Jonathan D. Kunis, M.D. Health Care Connection
825 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 931-5560
Joseph David Markowitz, M.D. James A. Haley Veterans Admin. Hospital
Mhbs/116a
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 447-9994
William Robert Crumbley, M.D. 10110 East Busch Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 935-7987


Methadone Treatment Services

methadone-treatment-resourcesWhen one thinks of methadone treatment, they usually consider the power of methadone to eliminate opiate withdrawal and the value this has to someone fighting off withdrawal sickness.

Methadone treatment actually consists of more than just the “medication assistance” component. Real treatment always addresses the underlying lifestyle, thinking, and behavioral elements that are a significant part of the addictive process. These areas are specifically addressed through counseling. All opioid treatment programs providing methadone in the United States are required to also offer counseling to their patients in order to help them achieve true and lasting success.

Some patients will need more counseling & emotional support than others. But all patients new to the recovery process will need to receive basic education on addiction as an illness, how to build a personal recovery program, and to have an opportunity to develop new coping and relapse prevention skills.

Methadone clinics in the U.S. vary in the ways that they deliver counseling services. … Read more

Suboxone Facilitates Safety and Recovery

suboxone-doctorSuboxone is a leading medication in the treatment of opioid dependence and has been available since 2002 when the FDA approved Subutex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and Suboxone tablets (buprenorphine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride).

Suboxone tablets have since been replaced by the thin sublingual suboxone film that is also dissolved under the tongue. While methadone has been highly successful for several decades, suboxone has expanded the range of options for those suffering with opioid withdrawal.

Fighting off opioid withdrawal is at the core of opioid addiction and is chiefly responsible for the stress that addicted individuals feel as they try to function normally each day. Suboxone not only helps patients eliminate opioid withdrawal sickness and associated cravings, but it also brings the opportunity to function again as an employee, a parent, or a spouse.

Many patients report not only feeling relief from the welcomed absence of withdrawal sickness, but recapturing the focus necessary to make strides in other important areas of their … Read more

Methadone Maintenance For Opioid Treatment

methadone-and-opioid-treatmentOpioid Treatment is a category that includes several different interventions or approaches relating to opioid use disorders. People sometimes mistake opioid treatment for “opioid detox” when they are technically two different processes.

Opioid detox refers to the process of helping an opioid addicted individual discontinue their use of opioids and be medically monitored as the body withdraws from them. In a supervised setting, a person is typically assisted through a short-term opioid detox (3-10 days) by the administration of various medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms like clonidine (to guard against high blood pressure), vistaril (to reduce nausea and anxiety), and even buprenorphine (to minimize the severity of the opioid withdrawal process).

There are also variations on an opioid detox referred to as a taper. A taper often occurs on an outpatient basis and involves a more gradual reduction in dosage of either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) over time. This taper may take as long as 90 days and … Read more

Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment

pregnancyWhen a woman is pregnant and addicted to opioids, she faces extraordinary stress and very often a wave of judgment from those around her that is emotionally painful and difficult to deal with. The criticism of others is understandable since no one wants to see an unborn baby placed at risk through the mother’s drug use. But this cauldron of angry emotion and public condemnation often overwhelms a pregnant mother, who may already feel guilty, and it pushes her further into isolation and inaction. This isolation only places the mother and unborn baby at greater risk of overdose and possible miscarriage.

Fact: It has been thoroughly researched and the findings conclusive that pregnant opioid-addicted women have a much better chance of carrying their baby to term and having a healthy baby when the mother is receiving medication-assisted treatment. Every day, addicted mothers receiving methadone or buprenorphine give birth to healthy babies that thrive and develop normally.

Methadone and buprenorphine … Read more

BHG Offering Methadone and Suboxone in Memphis

bhg-logoTennessee is a leading state in the incidence of opioid addiction and opioid overdose. This is most likely a direct result of Tennessee being ranked one of the country’s leading states for the prescription of opioids as well as benzodiazepines like xanax and klonopin.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report that 46 people die every day in the United States from overdose on prescription painkillers. They also have documented that 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2012 alone by U.S. healthcare providers. This stunning proliferation of opioids has sparked national concerns about opioid addiction and why painkillers have been made so readily available.

In Tennessee, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) have responded to the crisis by providing opioid treatment in a variety of Tennessee cities. They currently operate three clinics in Memphis: Memphis North, Memphis Mid-Town, and Memphis South Treatment Centers under the BHG banner.

BHG also have clinics in Knoxville, NashvilleRead more

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdose and Saves Lives

naloxone-kitMore communities across the U.S. are facing the devastation of opioid overdose. The impact on families is profound as they often struggle with questions of “Could we have done more?” and ponder what else must be done to address this growing national epidemic.

Highlighted in the news this week was the heroin overdose death of a Louisville cheerleader and the suspected opioid overdose death of a 27 year old man in North Carolina found slumped behind the wheel of his pick-up truck with an empty bottle of painkillers and a spoon beside him.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist and consequently knocks opiates off of the body’s opioid receptor sites thus reversing central nervous system and respiratory depression which are the most dangerous consequences of opioid overdose. In many cases, naloxone quickly restores breathing and allows overdose victims to regain consciousness in a relatively short period of time. Naloxone … Read more