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Tucson, along with many other U.S. cities, is experiencing a disturbing increase in opiate addiction. This has become a nationwide epidemic with opiate overdose becoming a leading cause of death for several age groups in various regions of the country. Opioid abuse has been on the increase for over a decade due in large part to the excessive prescribing of opioid pain medications. Tucson offers a selection of qualified doctors approved to treat opiate withdrawal symptoms with suboxone. Suboxone is widely regarded as a beneficial medical intervention for eliminating problematic withdrawal. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in suboxone that binds to the brain’s opiate receptor sites for an extended span of time consequently eliminating withdrawal while not producing a drug high in suboxone tolerant patients. If you are a local doctor aiming to treat Tucson 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 professional assistance.



Tucson Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Leonard Frederic Ditmanson, M.D. 101 South Stone
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 879-6680
Kimberlee V. Wilson, D.O. 1548 West Sunridge Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704
(918) 931-8157
Marion Anderson Douglass III, M.D. Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital
6050 North Corona Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 469-8700
William D. Lambert, M.D. Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital
6050 North Corona Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 469-8700
Shawn G. Platt, D.O. 2828 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 622-4580
Barbara Eckstein, M.D. 707 North Alvernon Way
Family Medicine Clinic
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 694-8888
Patrick George Sola, M.D. 620 North Craycroft
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 748-7108
Rinly Ruiz Gecosala, M.D. 4099 East 22nd Street
Unit 107
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 323-4661
Michael S. Kuntzelman, M.D. 4901 East Fifth Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 327-4505
John William McGettigan, Jr., M.D. 5390 East Erickson Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 495-5169
Dianne M. Keller, M.D. 6280 East Pima Street
Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 298-7121
Robert B. Cairns, M.D. 1622 North Swan
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 795-8888
Dianne M. Keller, M.D. 6280 East Pima Street
Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 298-7121
Robert C. Osborne, M.D. 5230 East Farness Drive
Suite 106
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 792-2323
Joel Moncivaiz, M.D. 2122 North Craycroft Road
Suite 102
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 909-1342
Daniel T. Mihalyi, M.D. 2122 North Craycroft Road
Suite 102
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 722-2400
William Patrick Johnson, M.D. 2499 East Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 882-5608
David A. Ruben, M.D. 2016 South 4th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 882-4252
James A. McGlamery, M.D. 2499 E Ajo
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 990-7051
Lynn Marie Klimo, M.D. Crisis Respons Center
2802 East District Street
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 807-6153
Mark Robert Austein 2950 North Dodge Bouelvard
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 743-2079
Larry G. Onate, M.D. 2340 North Tucson Boulevard
Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 325-3323
Janet A. Vargas, M.D. 2340 North Tucson Boulevard
Suite 120
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 325-9176
William Joaquin Adamas-Rappaport, M.D. Compass Health Care
2502 North Dodge
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 618-8736
Steven R. Galper, M.D. Independent Behavioral Health
430 North Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 325-4837
Sandra Mildred Smith, M.D. 2551 East Calle Sin Condena
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 229-2101
Herbert Grossman, M.D. 4525 East Skyline Drive
Suite 125
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 742-7724
Dennis Dorr Weimer, M.D. 4570 North 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85718
(541) 297-8905
Janice L. Hanlon-Toth, M.D. 3615 N Prince Village Pl
#121
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-0584
Wenhui Cai, M.D. 3615 North Prince Village Place
Suite 121
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-0584
James Allen Wilcox, D.O. Tucson VAMC
3601 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85723
(520) 792-1450
Suzanne A. Sisley, M.D. The Arizona Telemedicine Program, U of A
Health Sciences Center, PO Box 245105
Tucson, AZ 85724
(480) 922-9015
Meekile Nathan Mason, M.D. University of Arizona
PO Box 245002
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-3819
Harry David Goldwasser, M.D. 39580 South Lago del Oro Parkway
Tucson, AZ 85739
(520) 624-4000
Saul G. Perea, M.D. 39580 South Lago Del Oro Parkway
Tucson, AZ 85739
(520) 624-4000
Bernice Eleanor Roberts, D.O. Sierra Tucson
39580 South Lago Del Oro Parkway
Tucson, AZ 85739
(520) 624-4000
James G. Seymour, M.D. Sierra Tucson
39580 South Lago del Oro Parkway
Tucson, AZ 85739
(520) 624-4000
Robert R. Johnson, D.O. 39580 South Lago del Oro Parkway
Tucson, AZ 85739
(520) 624-4000
Fredelito B. Tiu, M.D. 1702 West Anklam Road
Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 792-8300
William Michael Cochran, M.D. Behavioral Awareness Center
1475 West Saint Mary's Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 629-9126
Frances Lee Moore, M.D. Cottonwood De Tucson
4110 Sweetwater
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 743-2150


ADAPT Pharma Provides Free Narcan to Colleges

A Presidential briefing on March 19, 2018 in Manchester, NH was used to announce that ADAPT Pharma has volunteered to provide, for free, the life-saving medication NARCAN® to all U.S. high schools, colleges and universities.

NARCAN® is a name brand overdose antidote (based on naloxone) that restores breathing and consciousness in opioid overdose victims typically within five minutes.

ADAPT Pharma offers a 40% discount off wholesale pricing on the Narcan nasal spray to Law Enforcement agencies and Firefighters as well as non-profit community based organizations.

Seamus Mulligan, CEO of ADAPT, commented in a company press release that ADAPT is committed to raising awareness of opioid overdose risks and distributing NARCAN® widely so that it will be available to bystanders and emergency personnel who can offer immediate help in the event of a crisis.

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What Is Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid treatment medication that works very differently than either methadone or buprenorphine.

Naltrexone functions as an opioid blocker that interferes with the euphoric effects of opiates. Unlike methadone, naltrexone does not eliminate opioid withdrawal. So it is typically only begun following a successful period of opioid detoxification.

Naltrexone is taken as a pill or as a time-released injectable. It blocks the feeling of getting high thus deterring a person from continuing in active drug use with opioids. If there’s no pay off for using, why do it?

Some individuals who don’t necessarily require methadone or buprenorphine can effectively utilize naltrexone as a component of their recovery program. Vivitrol is the time-released, branded version of naltrexone that is taken once monthly as an injection. With Vivitrol, the naltrexone remains active in the bloodstream for 30 days and blocks the effects of heroin or other opiate use. This reinforces one’s focus on recovery choices and can reduce opioid cravings.

Patients receiving naltrexone may develop a lowered tolerance to opioids over time, and should remain aware of the risk of opioid overdose should they relapse. The medication is also used in the treatment of alcohol dependency and has been shown to reduce the euphoric effects of alcohol consumption.

Naltrexone is not to be confused with Naloxone. Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication that has recently been in the news for saving thousands of lives across the country.

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Billions To Be Allocated In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

The national budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes a request for $13 billion in funding for opioid treatment and related services. This linked Newsweek article states that $3 billion would be allocated in 2018 and another $10 billion in 2019.

Many opioid treatment programs across the country are currently able to add patient slots when additional funding is made available. The opioid crisis has flooded many clinics that are already at maximum census due to limited State and Medicaid funding.

A number of private pay clinics have opened in recent years as the need for medication-assisted treatment increased. If a substantial allocation of government funds becomes available, opioid treatment services will finally come into sharp national focus as scores of people finally obtain the help they need to stabilize and to recover.

In treating opioid addiction, research has shown that traditional abstinence-based programs which do not utilize medication assistance have a failure rate of 90%. Medication-assistance is a critical factor in helping opioid addicted people move into sustained recovery. The proposed $13 billion earmarked for opioid treatment services can make a huge difference all across the U.S. Methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) coupled with counseling and drug testing comprise the gold standard of care in treating opioid addiction.

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Opioid Treatment Making A Difference

There is a great article in the Bismarck Tribune about the expansion of methadone services in Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo, like most other areas of the country, was impacted in recent years by numerous opioid-related overdose deaths.

The article reports that Cass County had 31 overdose deaths in 2016, but that number was reduced to 15 in 2017, due in part to the increased availability of naloxone (the medication that reverses opioid overdose).

While local ambulance calls have decreased in relation to opioid overdoses, the problem of opioid addiction remains a widespread and primary concern in the community.

The Tribune story reveals that more local residents are now enrolled in opioid treatment and are receiving the life-saving medication, methadone. Treatment that combines medication-assistance and counseling is the industry standard in quality care for those addicted to opioids.

The new Fargo-based clinic is reported to have 164 active patients currently enrolled in the methadone program. The clinic director, Mark Schaefer, is quoted as saying that while enrollment has been rapid, there remain many people in the local area with untreated opioid addiction.

The availability of treatment is making a difference. And medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone are providing a much needed solution to America’s opioid crisis.

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