West Palm Beach Methadone Treatment

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This city has several area methadone clinics providing methadone replacement therapy and structured counseling. 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
Metro Treatment of Florida LP
DBA West Palm Beach Treatment Center
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
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. Palm Beach Institute
1017 North Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
(561) 833-7553
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


Buprenorphine and Liver Health

methadone-safe-for-liverJana Burson is a North Carolina physician who specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction using medications like buprenorphine and methadone. Dr. Burson is a passionate caregiver and patient advocate with considerable experience in the field of addiction treatment. She maintains an informative blog on the topic of opioid addiction treatment and recently posted her comments and observations on a revealing 2012 study.

The 2012 study by Saxon et al is reported in her blog to have followed more than 700 patients over 24 weeks who were receiving either methadone or buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone). These patients were checked for specific red flag elevations that would suggest emerging liver damage or liver inflammation. None of the patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine had significant abberations in liver functioning. This led the researchers to conclude that neither medication causes liver damage.

A 2014 follow-up study by Soyka and others (published in the American Journal on Addictions) found the same results … Read more

Methadone or Suboxone

addiction-is-treatable-2A common question among those seeking help is whether methadone or suboxone is the best choice for opioid replacement therapy. It reminds me of the age old debate … which is better, Ford or Chevy? Methadone has been used in opioid addiction treatment for about 45 years. Suboxone has been available to the public for 12 years. Each of these medications has been shown, through conclusive research, to be highly effective in eliminating opioid withdrawal. Both methadone and suboxone achieve a similar outcome, but with subtle differences. [view our comparison chart]

When opiate withdrawal symptoms are no longer a daily preoccupation and source of anxiety, individuals are free to invest their energy & time in productive, meaningful activities. Avoiding withdrawal sickness is the single greatest driver of continued opioid use, and often pushes an individual to desperate measures to maintain a supply of opiates so that they will not get sick.

People unfamiliar with addiction sometimes believe that … Read more

Welcome Access Recovery Solutions

ars-locationAccess Recovery Solutions (ARS) Delray Beach is a newly opened outpatient opioid treatment program that offers both methadone and buprenorphine. They are a member of Addiction Medical Solutions who have other methadone clinics across the country.

ARS specialize in medication assisted treatment and have a unique Maintenance to Abstinence program designed to assist patients in eventually becoming free of opioid medications once they have experienced a period of stability. The program is built on a two year continuum of care treatment model.

The ARS clinic provides individualized treatment planning for patients, and their counseling approaches include cognitive-behavioral and motivational approaches up to and including an intensive outpatient program (IOP). IOP is a SAMHSA endorsed, evidence-based addiction treatment that is in widespread use across the United States due to its effectiveness in helping patients learn about and apply effective recovery tools.

ARS offer a variety of other programs and services to serve the Delray Beach community including a Speakers Bureau. With … Read more

Family Support of Methadone Treatment

methadone-treatmentWhen patients enter treatment for opioid addiction, their families are usually relieved yet apprehensive. They may have seen previous recovery efforts not be sustained and their loved one return to active substance use. So, families often learn to be cautiously hopeful.

With methadone treatment, there is a new component in the recovery process with the addition of medication assistance. Whether it’s methadone or suboxone, families become curious as to how their loved one will handle this new medication. As most readers know, there is considerable misinformation and misunderstanding about what methadone can accomplish. This leads a patient’s family supports to sometimes have a wary attitude toward methadone or suboxone.

I would like to share two stories that illustrate how family attitudes can shift. The first patient we’ll call Mary to maintain her anonymity. Mary was a local realtor who had developed an opioid dependence. She had been able to conceal her addiction from her parents, but finally reached a … Read more

Opioid Treatment Center in Scottsdale Arizona

smc-recovery-3Recently joining Methadone.US is a newly opened methadone treatment program in Scottsdale, Arizona: SMC Recovery. SMC offer methadone for opioid addiction as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for treating all varieties of addictive disorders.

Both modalities of treatment are deemed best practice interventions by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and they are evidence-based treatment models. Evidence-based means that the treatment approaches have been thoroughly researched and shown to be effective in helping patients achieve success with identified treatment goals.

More specifically, SMC Recovery offers medication-assisted treatment, IOP, outpatient, group counseling, family groups, and individual therapy to adults 18 years and older. Prospective patients in the Scottsdale area can reach SMC staff at (480) 998-4673 (HOPE) or via the email address listed on the Scottsdale page of the Methadone.US website.

SMC Recovery’s narcotic treatment program is available to all individuals who meet ASAM criteria for admission to opioid treatment. Priority admission status is provided … Read more

Methadone Treatment Services

methadone-treatment-resourcesWhen one thinks of methadone treatment, they usually consider the power of methadone to eliminate opiate withdrawal and the value this has to someone fighting off withdrawal sickness.

Methadone treatment actually consists of more than just the “medication assistance” component. Real treatment always addresses the underlying lifestyle, thinking, and behavioral elements that are a significant part of the addictive process. These areas are specifically addressed through counseling. All opioid treatment programs providing methadone in the United States are required to also offer counseling to their patients in order to help them achieve true and lasting success.

Some patients will need more counseling & emotional support than others. But all patients new to the recovery process will need to receive basic education on addiction as an illness, how to build a personal recovery program, and to have an opportunity to develop new coping and relapse prevention skills.

Methadone clinics in the U.S. vary in the ways that they deliver counseling services. … Read more