West Palm Beach Methadone Treatment


Access Recovery Solutions

Access Recovery Solutions
16244 S. Military Trail, Suite 110
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Phone: (561) 865-2550
Contact Person: Mike Errico
Email: merrico@addictionmedical.net
Website: www.ARSDelray.com

A Member of Addiction Medical Solutions, a premiere provider of evidence-based, comprehensive, outpatient addiction treatment services that specialize in the treatment of opiate dependence with the expertise to treat all substance use disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment in addition to counseling services designed to improve the quality of life of those suffering from addiction. We offer Maintenance, Detoxification and our specialty treatment track Maintenance to Abstinence.

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West Palm Beach has several area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. Access Recovery Solutions is a leading local provider. Available via local physicians is suboxone (with buprenorphine) which provides relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.


West Palm Beach Methadone Clinics
Access Recovery Solutions 16244 S. Military Trail,
Suite 110
Delray Beach, FL 33484
(561) 865-2550
Metro Treatment of Florida 1497 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite E
Lake Clarke Shores, FL 33406
(561) 433-5687
Central Florida Treatment Center 3155 Lake Worth Road, Suite 2
Lake Worth, FL 33461
(561) 439-8440

 

West Palm Beach Buprenorphine Providers
Access Recovery Solutions 16244 S. Military Trail,
Suite 110
Delray Beach, FL 33484
(561) 865-2550
Daphne Dorce, M.D. 1041 45th Street.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 999-9987
Shaheed Kalloo, M.D. 1115 45th Street
Suite 1A
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 845-2081
Mark G. Agresti, M.D. 2151 45th Street
Suite 207
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 842-9550
David M. Loucas, M.D. 2151 45th Street
Suite 109
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 863-4117
David Stern, D.O. 4601 North Congess Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 840-4699
Philippe Martineau, M.D. 2151 45th Street
Suite 210
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 844-6005
Harold P. Schwarz, M.D. 2617 N. Flagler Drive, Suite 302
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 659-7212
Rafael F. Seminario, M.D. 2051 45th Street
Suite 210
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 848-2011
Ross Eric Glider, D.O. 2151 45th Street
Suite 207
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(772) 464-0033
Womesh Chand Sahadeo, M.D. Psychiatry and Addiction Center
1115 45th Street Suite 1
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 863-1700
Rudy Escarria, M.D. 2151 45th Street
Suite 109
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 863-4117
Gloria E. Dunkin, M.D. 2151 45th Street, Unit 207
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 842-9550
Barbara Krantz, M.D. Medical Director, Hanley Hazelden
5200 East Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 841-1051
Serge Thys, M.D. 5730 Corporate Way
Unit 100
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 863-7800
John Peter Christensen, M.D., M.Ph. A1A Health & Wellness Clinic
3001 Broadway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 655-2225
Gaby E. Gemayel, M.D. 4631 NE Congress Avenue
Suite 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 881-2640
Mark G. Agresti, M.D. 2010 Continental Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 842-9550
Jozefa Nmn Debogorski, M.D. RESOLUTIONS
2151 45th Street, Suite 109
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 863-4117
Bennett Lewis, D.O. 931 Village Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 324-8233
Janet L. Scholle, M.D. 1920 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
Unit 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 683-3371
Yanique Duval, M.D 2247 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
Suite 103
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 687-1304
Andrew D. Weiss, M.D. 5 Harvard Circle
Suite 104
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 471-7246
David L. Liporace, D.O. 580 Village Boulevard
Suite 210
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 688-5030
Frantz Saint Louis, M.D. West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
7305 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
(561) 422-5308
Richard A. Crocco, M.D. West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
7305 N. Military Trail(116A), 4C, Rm 239
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
(561) 422-7784
Eduardo I. Pena, M.D. Medically Oriented Recovery
1408 North Killian Drive,
Suite 112
West Palm Beach, FL 33403
(561) 307-6166
Lantie Elisabeth Quinones, M.D. Veterans Administration Medical Center
7305 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
(352) 392-8013
Wilhelm C. J. Larsen, M.D. 8777 Estate Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 707-4161
Vivian Alabastro Perez-McArthur, D.O. 6076 Okeechobee Boulevard
Suite 53-54
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(954) 533-6568
Access Recovery Solutions – 16244 S. Military Trail, Suite 110
Delray Beach, Florida



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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Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

senate-bill-drug-treatmentThe growing problem around opioid addiction continues to receive coverage in the media, and it has become a topic of discussion on the campaign trail because candidates are being approached throughout the country by concerned families and citizens.

Marcia Taylor, President of Partnership For Drug Free Kids, provided testimony in January to a Senate Judiciary Committee on the need to increase funding for drug prevention and drug treatment. Proposed for consideration is the CARA Senate Bill which stands for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA would allocate funding for drug treatment and prevention resources with a goal of getting more addicted individuals into treatment, and better educating both parents and teens on the dangers of recreational opioid use.

CARA would also address the need to distribute naloxone across the U.S. to aid in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. Local law enforcement would be trained on the administration of naloxone. Prescription drug monitoring programs would also receive increased support under CARA.

Methadone and Suboxone have become familiar interventions for anyone knowledgeable on opioid addiction issues. Most state-funded opioid treatment programs in the United States are currently full and have waiting lists of addicted people who are eager to participate in medication-assisted treatment.

In America, there has been a notable expansion in recent years of treatment programs who utilize methadone or suboxone to help patients. While many of these programs are private self-pay, Medicaid presently pays for methadone-based treatment approaches in a number of U.S. states. The number of private pay programs currently outnumber state-funded and Medicaid-funded programs by a substantial margin.

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Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

opioid-treatment-in-mediaAn article in the Huffington Post recently addressed President Obama’s public comments on expanding access to opioid treatment, particularly medication-assisted treatment (MAT) like methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone).

Many members of the treatment industry and recovery community do not have a realistic grasp on the role that medication-assisted treatment can play in recovery from severe opioid addiction. Historically, the recovery community has not regarded those utilizing methadone or suboxone as truly in recovery. They emphasize total abstinence, even from methadone, despite the fact that methadone and buprenorphine have restored individuals to normal functioning and even saved lives in many cases.

There was a time some years ago, in the 12 step community, when individuals were chastised for taking psychotropic medication for depression or other mental health disorders. This criticism came from a fundamental lack of knowledge about the biological basis for many mental health disorders. Similarly, medication-assisted treatment interventions have been the subject of misunderstanding and unwarranted rejection by those with limited education on varied treatment approaches.

As America’s opioid problem continues to grow, we need real solutions rooted in medical science and research. At this point in time, medication-assisted treatment has been in use long enough to clearly demonstrate its usefulness in facilitating personal recovery from addiction.

In 2015, we saw numerous local and national political figures rally around families that have been impacted by heroin overdoses and the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. Opioid addiction has finally come into focus within the mainstream media, and even current Presidential candidates have begun to address this as an important issue which commands attention and a solution.

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