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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


Youth and Opioid Addiction

In past decades, opioid addiction was skewed more heavily toward an older generation of adults. But today we have larger numbers of youth using opioids and experiencing addiction-related problems at earlier ages. Importantly, research has demonstrated conclusively that those who remain engaged in treatment for six months or more are much more likely to stabilize and to enjoy sustained success with recovery.

A recent Reuters Health article highlights the fact that many opioid-addicted youth are either not yet engaging in treatment or are exiting treatment too early. While more youth are being saved through the overdose reversal drug naloxone, a majority of addicted youth are still not receiving medicated-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine or methadone.

More work is necessary to open up treatment avenues for young adults across America, and to both educate & compel youth to seek MAT (medication-assisted treatment) as soon as possible.

The opioid addiction problem in America will not soon disappear. Drugs continue to find their way across the U.S. border through multiple avenues. Positive efforts are indeed bringing needed change, but the complexity and extent of opioid addiction in the U.S. will require a long-term, sustained commitment throughout the country. We must get the message out – especially to young people who may not fully grasp the power of addiction!

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Opioid Use Disorder A Modern Reality

Opioid Use Disorder is the newer clinical terminology (from the DSM5) used to describe the full range of opioid problems ranging from mild opioid-related use issues to severe opioid addiction.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were 72,287 deaths from overdose in the United States. That is certainly an alarming statistic. Of that number, 49,060 of those deaths were from opioids specifically – just in 2017. By contrast, there were 58,200 U.S. fatalities that resulted from the entire Vietnam war.

The good news is that government funding for opioid treatment is finally entering the stream on a local level. Increasing numbers of methadone clinics and physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine are moving into America’s more rural areas, ones that have historically been severely underserved.

As treatment for Opioid Use Disorder becomes more readily available, people struggling under the constant pressure of addiction will have an opportunity to apply the brake, and to veer onto a new path of stability and recovery. That being said, it is estimated that presently only 1 person of 10 with an opioid use disorder has sought treatment. For many opioid addicted people, treatment made the difference between life and death.

Choose a new path is more than words for those that have truly done so. Addiction is a highly persistent disease, but change is possible. Commitment and action are the necessary ingredients in opening the door to a new life. Opioid Use Disorder, in particular, is successfully treated with medication assistance. Science, research, and life experience have fortunately reinforced this fact with perfect clarity. Please find a local treatment provider today!

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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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