Wilmington Delaware 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.


Wilmington, DE Methadone Clinics
Brandywine Counseling and
Community Services
2713 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 656-2348
Claymont Treatment Center 2999 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-0700
ARS New Castle LLC 263 Quigley Bouelvard
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 323-9400
Recovery Center of Crozer Chester
Medical Center
2600 West 9th Street, 4th Floor A and D
Chester, PA 19013
(610) 497-7223
Brandywine Counseling
South Chapel
24 Brookhill Drive
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-3020×22

 

Wilmington, DE Buprenorphine Providers
Maria D. Perez, M.D. 1701 Augustine Cut-Off
Building 1, Suite 12
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 571-0730
I. L. Lifrak, M.D. 1010 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 654-7317
Athena T. Jolly, M.D. DE Chronic Pain Management & Detox Cente
31-32A Trolley
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 777-5473
Alina Gover, M.D. 1815 West 13th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 652-4705
Norman R. Robinson, M.D. 31A Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 777-5473
Jerome P. Gluckman, M.D. 1815 West 13th Street
Suite 1
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 655-2214
George Dutkewych, M.D. Trolley Square
Suite 31- 32 A
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 777-5473
Patricia Lifrak, M.D., MBA 1701 Shallcross Ave
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 654-7317
Ralph Martin Aurigemma, M.D. 1941 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 998-1151
John V. Fenice, M.D. 2601 Annand Drive
Suite 4
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-3334
Christina Elaine Jones, M.D. 2601 Annand Drive
Suite 4
Wilmington, DE 19808
(305) 519-0281
Jonathan W. Kamen, M.D. Mill Creek Medical Center
4512 Kirkwood Highway, Suite 301
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 947-4111
Pasquale Fucci, M.D. Heritage Plaza
Suite 22/23, Annand Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 994-4606
Seth London Ivins, M.D. 2601 Annand Drive
Suite 19
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8830
Raphaele Todaro, M.D. 234 Philadelphia Pike
Suite 8
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 765-2345
Mujib R. Obeidy, M.D. 3519 Silverside Road
Ridgely 102
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 478-5900
Marc David Grobman, D.O. 3411 Silverside Road
102 Weldin Bldg
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 479-0580

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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