Vermont Methadone Clinics



Vermont Methadone Clinics
BAART Behavioral Health Services 300 Granger Road Berlin (802) 223-2003
Valley Vista 23 Upper Plain Bradford (802) 222-5201
Habit Opco – Brattleboro 16 Town Crier Drive Brattleboro (802) 258-4623
Brattleboro Retreat 1 Anna Marsh Lane Brattleboro (802) 257-7785
Brattleboro Retreat Buprenorphine Clinic 1 Anna Marsh Lane Brattleboro, VT (802) 257-7785
Howard Center – UHC Methadone 1 South Prospect St., Room 1420 Burlington (802) 488-6450
BAART Behavioral Health Services 475 Union St. Newport (802) 334-0110
Rutland Regional Medical Center 1 Scale Ave., Bldg. 10 Rutland (802) 776-5800
HowardCenter – Addiction Medicine 75 San Remo Drive South Burlington (802) 488-6540
BAART Behavioral Health Services 445 Portland St. St. Johnsbury (802) 748-6166
 

Vermont has its methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors concentrated mostly in and around its metropolitan urban centers. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the United States, more medical providers are preparing themselves to assist people suffering with moderate to severe opioid dependency. While some individuals are able to detox successfully from opioids under supervised care, many discover that medication-assisted treatment is necessary to help them either avoid painful opioid withdrawal or to facilitate their journey into long term recovery. Methadone and (buprenorphine) suboxone are the two most popular & effective medication-assisted therapies available for opiate addicted persons. Both medications are FDA-approved, SAMHSA endorsed, and have been successfully utilized in treating opioid addiction for more than a decade. With methadone in particular, its success profile dates back to over 40 years in the United States.



Achieving Stability in the Recovery Process

Opioid addiction is one of the more challenging substance use disorders to confront and manage because of its physical dependency characteristics. Once the process of physical addiction has taken hold, avoiding daily withdrawal becomes a high hurdle.

Because of this daily dilemma, it becomes difficult to remain focused on other aspects of recovery. It’s the law of “first things first” that applies when tackling any problem. There is a natural order and sequence which must be followed when trying to solve a complex task. Opioid addiction recovery is no exception.

Obtaining relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms is a very important first step in addressing opioid addiction. This is why medication-assisted treatment is specifically identified as a medical best practice. Science and years of exhaustive research have proven (not just suggested) that treatment coupled with medication-assistance offers the greatest probability of long-term success when trying to overcome moderate to severe opioid addiction.

Fortunately, more people are becoming aware of the need for buprenorphine, methadone, and other medications that can play a vital role in stabilizing an opioid addicted individual at the onset of their personal recovery.

Historically, efforts to come off of opioids in a detox setting have been often unsuccessful because many detoxes used insufficient medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, patients would typically begin to get sick in 1-2 days with their withdrawal symptoms becoming intolerable. This can lead to patients abandoning the detox effort and a quick return to illicit opiates.

However, the tide is turning. As the American opioid crisis continues to impact families and U.S. society, many more physicians, lawmakers, and government representatives are gaining a quick education on the enormous value of medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is at the forefront of this new awareness as is buprenorphine-based products like Suboxone.

Appropriate medications used responsibly and under a doctor’s supervision provide stability, hope, and opportunity.

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Methadone Availability

Imagine trying to medically manage advanced diabetes with no insulin or grand mal seizures without anticonvulsant medication.

Modern medicine has raised our standard of living and sustained life in ways that people could not have imagined just 100 years ago.

In the cases cited above of diabetes and epilepsy, medication functions as a miracle intervention that saves the patient from suffering and death, and allows him or her to lead a full and productive life.

Science is clearly instructing us that addiction is a treatable illness which can at times be successfully managed with medication assistance, similar to the stabilizing role that insulin plays in the life of the diabetic patient.

A critical element of opioid addiction is the physical dependency which leads to debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. For many individuals, the persistence and severity of opioid withdrawal leads them to chronic failure in any effort to recover. With the assistance of methadone (or buprenorphine), many of these people will finally be able to cope with their illness by having their withdrawal symptoms alleviated.

The value of relief from opioid withdrawal is monumental. It is often the first major step toward being able to face one’s addiction. Medication assistance is good science, and it opens a door that was likely closed for many years. The value of having a new start is priceless. We only have one life. It is worth saving. Whether it’s diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, or addiction – specific medications can help a patient restore their quality of life.

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Right Path Treatment Centers

Right Path provide a variety of opioid, alcohol, and other drug addiction treatment services through their various outpatient programs located in Virginia and North Carolina.

The organization utilizes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders, and they provide confidential consultation to individuals who are trying to determine the best of course of treatment for dealing with their addiction issues. Right Path are equipped to now provide the new Probuphine implant that utilizes time-released buprenorphine to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms as individuals pursue a solid, long-term personal recovery.

Right Path endorse the benefits of 12 Step philosophy while also incorporating a strong medical component in their opioid recovery program due to the statistically high percentage of opioid addicted people who will ultimately relapse without medication-assisted support.

Read more about Right Path’s services and counseling approach at the link above.

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Access to Addiction Treatment

methadone31Many state-funded addiction treatment services have undergone gradual cuts during the last 15 years. With the rising opioid addiction crisis in America, better access to opioid treatment is definitely needed.

There are a number of private clinics and outpatient treatment centers opening their doors in most every state. These private clinics are meeting a need for services that are often absent in more remote areas of the country.

Some new opioid treatment providers are smaller, independent methadone clinics while others are part of a larger network such as those owned by Acadia Healthcare, Behavioral Health Group (BHG), or Colonial Management Group.

They all have one thing in common, and it is that they provide their patients with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is scientifically proven to be more effective than other forms of abstinence-based treatment.

Medication assistance typically utilizes methadone or buprenorphine-based products to alleviate a patient’s chronic opioid withdrawal. Without medication-assistance, patients often face either a detox admission or they struggle on in a daily effort to secure opiates so as to prevent the return of withdrawal sickness.

People ready for opioid treatment may find that their local methadone clinic is full, or that their nearest clinic is just too far away to access on a daily basis. For some patients, suboxone/buprenorphine may be the best solution since a prescription can be obtained for several weeks of medication before a return visit is required.

Access to treatment is currently on the radar of national healthcare officials and government legislators, many of whom have received numerous letters and calls from families requesting more funding for treatment, and better access. Media coverage has also been much improved during the past 3 years in part due to the widespread opioid crisis and its broad impact.

Supporting local opioid addiction treatment services is important for every community. It ultimately saves lives, reduces crime, and promotes recovery so that addicted patients can work and function.

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21st Century Cures Act

opioid-treatment-fundingThe U.S. House of Representatives just passed a sweeping reform, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that will infuse $1 billion in new funding earmarked for opioid treatment and prevention services.

It has taken several years of alarming statistics on the national opioid epidemic, but Congress has responded. This USA Today article provides an overview of the numbers. In addition to the $1 billion for opioid services will be another $4.8 billion for cutting-edge research around treating Alzheimers, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and other medical issues.

The bill received enormous bipartisan support and passed 392-to-26. In 2016, death by drug overdose surpassed death by car crashes and gun fatalities. The public outcry for government intervention has been steady. With so many families having been affected by addiction issues, the new funding allowance should open doors for opioid treatment particularly in rural areas where opioid services have been severely lacking.

Methadone remains the #1 medication-assisted treatment option. Buprenorphine medications are; however, making a big impact in the treatment field with a wide variety of buprenorphine-based formulations coming to market. In addition to the familiar suboxone film, are probuphine (a buprenorphine implant), subutex (an uncoated buprenorphine tablet), and bunavail.

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Vermont Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Saba Maheen Salam, M.D. Salam Psychiatric Services, P.L.C.
49-A Village Square, P.O. Box 408
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
(802) 460-4604
Edward Sbardella, M.D. 18 Old Terrace
Bellows Falls, VT 05101-1490
(802) 463-1292
John Gregory King, M.D. 655 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-2343
Therese E. Dranginis, M.D. Mt. Anthony Primary Care
655 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-2343
Deborah Richter, M.D. Central Vermont Addiction Medicine
300 Granger Rd
Berlin, VT 05602
(802) 229-6183
Dorothea Lynn DeGutis, M.D. Brattleboro Retreat
One Ann Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 258-3707
Loren A. Landis, M.D. 167 Main Street
Room 207-B
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 579-5205
Percy Ballantine, M.D. Brattleboro Retreat
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-7785
Michael A. Marrella, M.D. Brattleboro Health Care
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(800) 738-7328
Todd J. Kammerzelt, M.D. 1 Anna Marsh Lane
Po Box 803
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(800) 738-7328
Jennifer L. Fyler, M.D. Retreat Healthcare
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 258-6198
William A. Knorr, M.D. Brattleboro Retreat–One Anna Marsh Lane
P.O. Box 803
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 258-3747
Wayne Warnken, M.D. 617 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6309
William S. Grass, M.D. William S. Grass, M.D.
118 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 660-8000
Suzanne Parker, M.D. 118 Pine St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6595
John Ross Brooklyn, M.D. 617 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6309
Bruce D. Latham, D.O. Island Pond Health Center
82 Maple Street
Island Pond, VT 05846
(802) 723-4300
Elizabeth Mather Call, M.D. Porter Ob/Gyn
108 Medical Drive
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-0500
John V. Chisholm III, M.D. 28 Centre Drive
Milton, VT 05468
(802) 847-4322
James Scott Stone, M.D. 73 Main Street, Rm 18
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-2633
Fred Joel Rossman, M.D. Dr. Fred Rossman / Treatment Associates
65 Portland Street
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-0079
Kevin Buchanan, M.D. Clara Martin Center
P.O. Box G
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-4466
Mark Edward Logan, M.D. 71 Allen Street
Suite 203
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 770-5882
Jennifer M. FauntLeRoy, M.D. 11 Court Square
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-1398
Juan Carlos Nunez, M.D. 260 Crest Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8805
Bernard David Shea, M.D. 133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-1256
Jun Fu, M.D. 260 Crest Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8805
Max McMurray Bayard III 77 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 527-4151
Edward A. Haak, D.O. Northwestern Medical Center
133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8809
William Alan Roberts, M.D., PhD 133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8809
Gianpaolo Bentivoglio, M.D. NKHS
P.O. Box 368
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-3181
Melissa Carol Volansky, M.D. 1878 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-4853
Michael Corrigan, M.D. 12 Church Street
Swanton, VT 05488
(802) 868-3175
Timothy Philip Shafer, M.D. P.O. Box 216
185 Grafton Road
Townshend, VT 05353
(802) 365-4354
Paul Bertocci, M.D. Mapleleaf Farm Associates Inc.
10 Maple Leaf Farm Road, P.O Box 120
Underhill, VT 05489
(802) 899-2911
John M. Severinghaus, M.D. Green Mountain Family Medicine
212 Holiday Drive, Suite #4
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 281-6364
Jonathan C. Schwartz, M.D. VA Medical Center, Mailcode 116
215 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05009
(802) 295-9363×5673
Michael Vincent Fanizzi, M.D. PO Box 391
Wilder, VT 05088
(802) 295-5805
Sarah Zinati, D.O. 289 County Road
Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 674-7023
Clifton Frederick Lord CT Valley Recovery Services
15 State Street
Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 674-9400