Washington DC Methadone Treatment

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Washington DC provides fairly extensive resources for opiate-addicted individuals. In addition to a substantial number of area methadone clinics, there are many private Washington DC doctors able to provide prescriptions for Suboxone. Both methadone and suboxone are very effective in reducing the discomfort associated with opioid withdrawal. We have listed below a number of links on the Methadone.US website providing additional information to readers on how methadone is effectively utilized in a treatment program, opioid dependence facts, an addiction counseling overview, and recent job openings in methadone clinics across the country.

Washington, D.C. Methadone Clinics
Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation
and Counseling (PIDARC)
2112 F Street NW, Suite 102
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 296-4455×3202
UPO Comprehensive Treatment Center 33 N Street NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 682-6599×6588
Good Hope Institute 1320 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 610-1886
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program
50 Irving Street NW 3-C North, Unit 116-A
Washington, DC 20422
(202) 745-8336×7168
Psychiatric Institute of Washington 4228 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 885-5600
Alexandria Community Services Board
Substance Abuse Services
2355-A Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 746-3600
Prince Georges County Health Dept
Addictions/Northern Region
3003 Hospital Drive, Ground Floor
Cheverly, MD 20785
(301) 583-5920
Fairfax Methadone Treatment Center
7008 Little River Turnpike, Suite G
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 333-3113
Inova Comprehensive Addiction
Treatment Services (CATS)
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 776-7777
Montgomery County Dept Health/Human
Services/Outpatient Addiction Services
751 Twinbrook Parkway, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20851
(240) 777-1680


Washington, D.C. Buprenorphine Treatment
Dennis Scurry, Jr., M.D. 6323 Georgia Avenue, NW
Unit 208
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 291-0124
Alen Salerian, M.D. 5255 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 104
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-9000
Ted Alan Ramsey, M.D. 4545 42nd Street, NW
Suite 204
Washington, DC 20016
(240) 997-1824
David H. Fram, M.D. 4545 42nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-1870
John F. Dombrowski, M.D. 3301 New Mexico Avenue, NW
Unit 346
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-4787
Okay Harold Odocha, M.D. 1140 Varnum Street, NE
Suite #102
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 526-7091
Alex J. Hemphill, Jr., M.D. 1912 Irving Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 526-4573
Andrew Christopher Robie, M.D. 1328 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 610-7160
Seth McGregor Garber, M.D. Unity Healthcare Southwest Health Center
850 Delaware Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 548-4520
Tyler G. Jones, M.D. Saint Elizabeths Hospital
1100 Alabama Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-8783
Gavin Elliot Rose, M.D. 2700 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-4933
Srirangam Shreeram, M.D. St. Elizabeths Hospital/ Barton Hall
2nd Floor 2700 M L King Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-8778
Beverly Ann Reader, M.D. 908 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Suite 603
Washington, DC 20037
(703) 362-0707
UPO Comprehensive Treatment Center 33 N Street NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 682-6599
Oasis 910 Bladensburg Road NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 396-9480
DOH/Addiction Prevention and Recovery
Admin/Womens Services Center
1905 E Street SE
DC General Health Campus Building 13
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-3773
Kolmac Clinic 1411 K Street NW
Suite 703
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-1992
Andromeda Transcultural Health
Decatur Center
1400 Decatur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 291-4707
Psychiatric Institute of Washington
Youth Detoxification
4228 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 885-5600
Howard University Hospital
Drug Abuse Institute
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Suite 6B-20
Washington, DC 20060
(202) 865-6611
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Army Substance Abuse Program
6900 16th Street NW/Building 6 2nd Fl
Washington, DC 20307
(202) 782-3969
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program
50 Irving Street NW 3-C North
Unit 116-A
Washington, DC 20422
(202) 745-8336×7168

CVS Standing For Life and Safety

methadone-recovery-1It was announced late last month that CVS Drugstores intends to expand their provision of non-prescription naloxone into 12 additional U.S. States. Currently, they provide naloxone over-the-counter in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but will begin offering the life-saving medication in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Naloxone has gained attention in recent years due to its ability to reverse opioid overdoses. Over 44,000 people have died annually in the United States from drug overdose with a majority of those stemming from heroin or prescription pain medication. Naloxone has been successfully utilized in emergency rooms and on site in communities around the country reversing opioid overdose and saving thousands of lives.

It is critically important to recognize that people who have suffered with addiction are sometimes close to a lasting recovery. There is a popular expression used lately that is somewhat stark though true and thought-provoking. The expression goes “You can’t recovery if you’re dead.” While this may sound off-putting to some, it reminds us that people stuck in years of painful addiction can, and do, change. We would much rather have naloxone readily available to save a life and to provide a son, daughter, or friend the opportunity to change direction.

An addicted individual could be much closer to choosing a life of recovery than we might imagine. This happens on a daily basis. How, and when, someone recovers from addiction is hard to predict. All we can do is to offer them an open door to a new and better life.

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Heroin Said To Be Back With A Vengeance

stop-opioid-addictionChuck Rosenberg, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has expressed serious concerns about the continuing opioid addiction problem in America and the pervasive spread of heroin addiction in particular.

A Fox News article highlighted Mr. Rosenberg’s discussion of how the USA represents only 5% of the world’s population – but consumes 95% of the world’s hydrocodone. His position is that rampant overprescribing of opioids has been occurring for years. As individuals become addicted to prescription medications and are then cut off from further prescription refills, many turn to the illegal purchase of street opiates.

“Street” opiates are sold at a premium – often more than people can afford. This leads to increased crime in order to support the expensive habit or turning to heroin since it is reported to only cost about 20% of hydrocodone on the black market.

The Fox article states that nearly 44,000 per year are dying from drug overdose and that half of those overdoses are from prescription medications. Casualty rates have almost doubled over the last few years.

Also in the news last week was an announcement from Hillary Clinton that if elected President she plans to dedicate billions to opioid treatment. There are other candidates as well, including governor Chris Christie, that have expressed a similar commitment to addressing the opioid addiction epidemic. The groundswell of concern regarding opioid addiction has gained momentum over the past 2 years and is now an audible siren capturing the attention of many governmental leaders. It has become a real health hazard that cannot be ignored any longer.

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Making A New Start

methadone-graphicA study by the government agency SAMHSA indicated there were approximately 254,000 patients receiving methadone for opioid addiction in 2006. In 2015, it is most likely that number is much higher given the prevalence of opioid addiction and the continued expansion of outpatient opioid treatment services in the United States. Today, there are considerably more methadone clinics and suboxone-approved physicians than there were a decade ago.

Making a new start with medication-assisted treatment is what hundreds of people across the country are deciding to do for themselves every week. Addiction is a progressive illness – one in which a person’s ability to choose is severely compromised. Medication-assisted treatment using either methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone) provides an important open door to a more responsible, quality life.

A majority of individuals suffering with opioid addiction (particularly when the illness spans years) have experienced dramatic brain changes which deepened their physiological dependency on opiates. This physical dependency is not easily removed. It is severe and persistent thus leading the person to do whatever is necessary to avoid being sick from opioid withdrawal.

Most long-term addicted individuals will tell you they rarely, if ever, get high from the illicit substances they use. They are simply trying to avoid being sick from debilitating opioid withdrawal symptoms. When a patient chooses to receive methadone or buprenorphine under the supervision of a doctor, they are making a decision to face their illness and to do something constructive about it.

As a family or friend, it is very helpful to gain an understanding of addiction and how medication-assisted treatment can be life changing for a person stuck in the cycle of opiate addiction.

Making a new start can be a bit frightening. Will methadone work for me? Will my loved ones condemn me? What about my job, or my legal situation? It becomes easy to put off making a decision when so many questions come into play.

It is important to remember that the road to recovery begins with just one step forward. That step will lead to another and another. This new start is always available. The message is one of hope and opportunity. Opiate addiction is a treatable illness. Medication-assistance can make a real difference.

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Acadia Healthcare Opioid Treatment Programs

Acadia HealthcareAcadia is a large U.S. based company who provide a broad range of behavioral healthcare services that target mental health and substance abuse problems in children, teenagers, and adults.

Their inpatient facilities provide approximately 9200 beds in 37 states including the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company’s outpatient addiction services specialize in opioid addiction and medication-assisted treatment for those suffering with heroin and other opioid dependencies. Each Acadia clinic utilizes methadone and suboxone in their overall treatment.

Acadia recently acquired CRC Health Group and in so doing raised their total number of opioid treatment programs to about 90 – currently making them the single largest provider in the United States.

Acadia just added 10 more clinics to Methadone.US and site visitors can find more information about Acadia’s Opioid Treatment Programs by visiting these recently added cities on the Methadone.US website:

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Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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