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


Massachusetts Is Prohibited From Banning Zohydro

court-decisionSomewhat of a surprise was the recent ruling that the state of Massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, from being prescribed in the state. The manufacturer of Zohydro, Zogenix, had argued that the ban was not constitutional and must be reversed.

The state governor, Deval Patrick, had announced his intention to make Zohydro unavailable since the manufacturer’s initial plan was to provide it without a tamper-proof component to deter abuse and potential overdose.

Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state of Massachusetts had exceeded its authority in banning the drug, and she consequently implemented a preliminary injunction temporarily reversing the ban. The governor expressed disappointment that the public’s safety concerns were not sufficient to halt the sale of Zohydro, but he stated he would pursue other channels for addressing the widespread opioid abuse problem that is continuing to grow in the state and across the country.

Opioid pain medications have become a primary drug of abuse for … Read more

Recovery From Heroin Addiction Helps Parenting

methadone-clinic-7When a parent enters treatment for opioid addiction and begins methadone dosing, hopefully that person embraces the recovery process and the resumption of certain responsibilities that may have been neglected during addiction.

Many parents in addiction live with a sense of regret and shame over not always being there for their children. Opiate addiction is particularly brutal and can derail a person’s priorities for extended periods of time. Families can suffer, and their bonds strained to the limit for years because of drug addiction.

When a parent begins to find true recovery and is able to take an honest look at their life, they recognize how their mistakes affected others – most often their families and particularly their children.

Effective parenting requires a notable combination of talents & abilities – obviously love mixed with patience, availability, consistency, and attention. These qualities suffer and are diminished for a majority of addicted parents when drugs are in control. As the years roll … Read more

Opiate Abuse Epidemic Addressed by Massachusetts Governor

massachusettsThe State of Massachusetts is experiencing dramatic levels of opioid abuse and their Governor, Deval Patrick, is sharply focused on addressing the problem. A compelling Boston Globe article has highlighted the growing problem with heroin and other opiates across the state noting that 185 people died of heron overdose between November 2013 and February 2014.

Also mentioned in the article was the state’s plan to increase funding for drug treatment by $20 million and to prohibit the sale of Zohydro, a highly potent prescription painkiller that has drawn much attention and criticism due to its ability to potentially worsen the opioid epidemic in America.

Governor Patrick has declared the opioid abuse problem a public health emergency and is taking active measures to increase the availability of naloxone to Massachusetts public workers so that they can intervene to save the lives of those experiencing an opiate overdose. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of opioid overdose within … Read more

Doctors and Prescriptions For Pain Medication

oxycodone-prescriptionReceiving increased attention across the country are concerns about prescription pain medication and to what extent prescribers are using caution and due diligence in administering them.

In addition to opioid addiction treatment centers that often employ methadone, pain management clinics also utilize methadone as well as other beneficial but potentially addictive opioid medications such as hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. Often, in addition to painkiller prescriptions, pain management physicians will prescribe powerful benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin to manage patients’ stress and anxiety symptoms.

The potential problems which can emerge from these medication combinations is fairly extensive. First, uninformed patients can develop a rapid physical dependency on pain meds if not properly educated. Patients also run the risk of accidental overdose when combining powerful drugs like methadone, oxycodone, and xanax. There is a serious risk to the community when a physician overprescribes because powerful pain medications and benzodiazepines have a premium “street value”, and are often diverted and sold to naive, … Read more

When Emotional Pain Fuels Relapse

grief-and-lossPeople in recovery from addiction face very substantial stresses. The stress of trying to cope with cravings & urges, the stress of facing life and trying to resolve problems, and the common pressure of trying to make ends meet when finances are not in good shape.

While many addicted individuals find that they are more resilient than perhaps they ever believed, loss can sometimes be a particularly crippling experience. People from all walks of life suffer and struggle with losses – divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, income, security, or health.

A recent New York Times article briefly profiled a young woman released from prison who was trying to stay clean from heroin. She really missed her child who had been removed from her custody. While she loved her baby, she also recognized she was not yet ready to resume the pressures and responsibilities of parenting until she got herself on more solid, sober … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction Among Affluent Women

women-in-addictionAn interesting post was made on the DrugFree.org website related to a recent survey which found that the primary drug of abuse among “affluent” addicted women was prescription opioids or heroin.

The definition of affluent included those whose annual family income exceeded $100,000. Of those who entered treatment for their addiction, 61% of them identified prescription opioids as their predominant addiction problem. 

The survey found that 70% of those who developed an addiction reported that their initial use was related to a prescription of legal medications for the treatment of pain or emotional problems.

The opioid epidemic has shown how universal addiction problems actually are by transcending all types of assumed barriers and biases. Opioid addiction is a very clear brain disease and poses risk, even in prescribed legitimate uses, to those individuals with no prior addiction-related problems or high risk behaviors.

For individuals receiving prescription pain medication, it is imperative that they have a thoughtful and candid discussion with … Read more