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
(FMTC)
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
MCWR-DCA-CCC
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

Methadone Clinic North Dakota

methadone north dakotaIt was announced in June that North Dakota would be receiving its first methadone clinic. North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states in the U.S. that have yet to provide a methadone treatment program for opioid addiction.

The region has suffered in recent years with an increase in the use of heroin and fentanyl, and with associated opioid overdoses. Kurt Snyder is the Executive Director of the new clinic, Heartview Foundation. Mr. Snyder echoed the research-based evidence showing that medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction provides superior results to abstinence-only treatment interventions.

In the article linked above from The Jamestown Sun, a local police detective indicated that the addiction problem had recently worsened in North Dakota as a result of the price of drugs dropping.

The Heartview Foundation clinic will also offer buprenorphine and naloxone in addition to methadone thus providing a more complete range of medication assisted therapies. Therapeutic counseling and mental health treatment will be a component of the Heartview program as well as drug testing.

Of particular benefit too is the recent initiative in North Dakota that will allow pharmacists the ability to prescribe naloxone so that opioid overdoses can hopefully be greatly reduced. The ready accessibility of naloxone is receiving a nationwide push as communities struggle to address overdose concerns.

Methadone.US welcomes a new addition to the featured clinics here on the site with the listing of BrookStone Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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Buprenorphine Implant for Opioid Addiction

buprenorphine implantThe FDA has approved a new implantable drug called Probuphine. Probuphine contains the partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine, which is used to suppress the opioid withdrawal symptoms that interfere with daily life.

The implant is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin in the forearm area. It steadily releases a dose of buprenorphine which has been scientifically proven an effective treatment for eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms in a number of people physically dependent on opioids.

With heroin and opioid overdose deaths at an all time high in the United States, this new alternative offers one more beneficial path for anyone struggling with opioid relapse and chronic withdrawal. Importantly, Probuphine only treats the physical withdrawal from opioids such that the underlying psychological factors of addiction must still be treated through counseling and other support approaches.

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on this new medication and the historically important role of methadone and oral buprenorphine. In the article, Nora Volkow (director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse) is quoted as saying:

Scientific evidence suggests that maintenance treatment with these medications in the context of behavioral treatment and recovery support are more effective in the treatment of opioid-use disorder than short-term detoxification programs aimed at abstinence.

Over 47,000 people died in the U.S. of drug overdoses in 2014. A majority of these were attributed to heroin and prescription painkillers. With continued coverage in the media and ongoing community discussion, more answers and helpful interventions will hopefully see the light of day.

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President Proposes Funding Increase for Treating Opioid Addiction

funding drug treatmentPresident Obama recently attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals and concerned citizens used the forum to explore ways to address America’s rising opioid addiction problem.

The President agreed that increased funding is needed to raise access to drug treatment in an effort to simply avoid incarcerating those addicted to heroin and other potentially deadly opioids.

The NBC article referenced here states that over 28,000 people died last year from opioid overdose in the United States. This number has quadrupled since 1999. Many of the overdoses occur from various opioids laced with a powerful prescription pain killer called fentanyl.

Methadone and buprenorphone (the active ingredient in suboxone) are the leading medications used in medication-assisted treatment approaches. Naloxone is another important medication which has been used to reverse opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives and is being widely adopted by first responders and police departments across the country due to its proven effectiveness.

President Obama expressed that the U.S. will move toward improved drug treatment access for opioid addicted individuals and that the issue of addiction will be dealt with more as a public health issue as opposed to strictly a criminal act. Included in the proposed legislation is doubling the patient limit such that doctors can treat up to 200 people with buprenorphine (suboxone). The current patient limit is 100.

The Department of Health and Human Services is reported to have committed another $94 million to community health centers to boost their provision of medication-assisted treatment in poor and isolated communities. Many rural areas of the U.S. have very limited availability of opioid addiction services.

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PBS Special on Heroin Addiction in America

frontlinePBS’ Frontline series of specials just aired a compelling documentary by the name of Chasing Heroin. The two hour investigation profiles a number of individuals who became addicted to opioids, some of whom chose methadone or suboxone to help them successfully manage their addictive disorder.

The documentary highlights that addiction is best addressed as a medical illness instead of a punishable criminal act. There is widespread consensus today that putting large numbers of people in prison for drug use has not been an effective approach to the problem of drug addiction.

Incarcerating users is very costly and ultimately does not lead to remaining drug free once released from prison. For those suffering with a chronic opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment has become the standard of care proven to be most effective – particularly for those individuals who have tried others forms of treatment that did not work.

The Frontline documentary linked above is very informative, but please be forewarned that it does display vivid scenes of drug use that some viewers may find disturbing. So please exercise appropriate caution before viewing.

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New Hampshire Addiction Crisis

womens-recoveryNBC News recently reported on the heroin crisis that New Hampshire residents have witnessed. Unprecedented numbers of people from all age groups are struggling with opioid addiction. Many are now deceased with estimates putting the number at nearly 400 who died from a fatal overdose just last year.

New Hampshire is reported to have no state-funded methadone programs to assist those experiencing severe heroin and other opioid addiction. There are several private clinics, but those are currently full with waiting lists for individuals who hope to one day be admitted.

Diane St. Onge, director of the Manchester Comprehensive Treatment Center, is quoted as saying “We need more treatment options. People’s lives are at stake.” Her clinic is presently operating at capacity with 540 patients according to the NBC article. Scores of untreated addicted adults are seeking treatment. When clinics are at capacity, they are forced to place prospective patients on a waiting list.

It is estimated that a significant number of the overdoses are related to heroin and other opiates being mixed with fentanyl and other substances. This makes the potency of the drugs being used almost impossible to predict thus greatly increasing the chance of accidental overdose.

Detox or medication-assisted treatment are the primary modes of intervention for those with opioid addiction. While there has been a substantial increase nationwide in the number of clinics dedicated to treating opioid addiction, there remain numerous areas throughout the country where methadone and suboxone support services are not yet readily available.

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