Brooklyn Methadone Treatment

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Brooklyn is home to many clinics that specialize in methadone treatment and opioid addiction counseling. In addition, there are numerous brooklyn area physicians who are approved to write prescriptions for suboxone. Suboxone, like methadone, is very effective in reducing the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms and in most cases will completely eliminate them. Suboxone contains buprenorphine which is the ingredient that provides relief from opioid withdrawal. Below are links to more info on methadone program effectiveness, opioid dependency, addiction & recovery counseling, and job openings in methadone clinics.


Brooklyn Methadone Clinics
Bellevue Hospital Center
Substance Abuse Division
27th Street and 1st Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 562-4097
Beth Israel Medical Center
MMTP Cumberland Clinic
100 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 237-9600
Lower Eastside Service Center
Short Stay Methadone Residence
7 Gouverneur Slip East Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 566-3513
Pregnant Women and Infants Program 7 Gouverneur Slip East
New York, NY 10002
(212) 566-3513
ARTC
Brooklyn Clinic 11/Fort Greene
937 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 789-1212
Narco Freedom Inc
Court Street Clinic
561 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 624-7759
Beth Israel Medical Center
Vincent Dole Clinic
25 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 965-7900
Lower Eastside Service Center
Methadone Treatment Program
62 East Broadway, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-3591
Lower Eastside Service Center
Unit I
46 East Broadway, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-3533
Beth Israel Medical Center
MMTP Gouverneur Clinic
109 Delancy Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 420-2086

 

Brooklyn Buprenorphine Treatment
Charles Luther, M.D. Long Island College Hospital, Psychiatry
97 Amity Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-1630
Lora Slabodkina, M.D. 1149 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 589-2887
Jeremy David Coplan, M.D. SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-2023
Jesi A. Ramone, M.D. 450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-2471
Jayashree Ravishankar, M.D. SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-4180
Anjak Sharma, M.D. SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-3745
Jameela Yusuff, M.D. 450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-3745
Joseph T. Williams, M.D. Kings County Hospital
541 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-3448
Amjad Hindi, M.D. 450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 1203
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-2017
Jonah Green, M.D. 585 Scherectody Avenue
Dmri 221
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 685-4846
Guy Jean Pean, M.D. 721 East 48th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 523-2200
Narasimhan L. Narasimhan, M.D. 451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-2312
Chandra B. Singh, M.D. Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-2665
David Robert Warren, D.O. Star Center
SUNY HSCS P.O. Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-4180
Caroline Stamu-O'Brien, M.D. Woodhull Medical Ctr, OPD Psychiatry
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 963-5730
Mohammad Rafique Chaudhry, M.D. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenecdady Ave., # KADZ115
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5456
William James Gross, M.D. Kings County Hospital
591 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 245-2630
Frantz H. Lubin, M.D. 6209 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 234-0073
Joseph Vento, M.D. Millennium Medical Services
7400 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(718) 236-9446
Kyu-han Kim, M.D. 332 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 852-5252
Andras Fenyves, M.D. 332 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 852-5252
Arnold A. Lipton, M.D. 119 McKibbin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 384-1607
Ida Maria Escovar, M.D. Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Cente
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-8331
T. Christina Antoine, M.D, 760 Broadway
Psychiatry Dept., Room 5a-13
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-5830
Clark S. Homan, M.D. PAC Program of Brooklyn
7 Debevoise Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-5950
Joseph Carl Jean-Francois, M.D. 142 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 439-0500
Jean L. Bien-Aime, M.D. 94-98 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 486-4564
Carlota Herminia John-Hull, M.D. Bushwick Clinic
1149-55 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 574-1925

Faces of Recovery

The faces of recovery are as diverse as you can imagine. Decades ago, there were common stereotypes of addicts as people who looked a certain way and likely came from a shady side of the tracks.

Today, we now understand that addiction has impacted nearly every family and community across the country. It has crept into mainstream life to such a large extent that the old stereotypes have faded away, and in their place are pictures of everyday people like the ones we know and love.

Opioid addiction is an illness that can be successfully treated. This new reality provides hope and assurance that nearly any person, with proper support and treatment, can successfully manage this illness and regain their life.

However, the odds are not good for individuals who stay in active addiction and who postpone their entry into professional care. With the widespread proliferation of fentanyl and other adulterated street opiates, the risks have never been greater.

In the United States, there are a significant number of methadone clinics, buprenorphine clinics, and qualified physicians who specialize in the treatment of opioid addition using medication-assisted approaches. For the vast majority of opioid addicted people, medication is key in helping them to prevent extremely diffcult opioid withdrawal.

Once withdrawal sickness is effectively eliminated, then counseling & support can help restore a person’s life and open up new paths to the future.

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Treating Opioid Addiction

The science of treating opioid addiction has become increasingly popular in both medical circles and in the addiction treatment community.

For decades, medical professionals and even popular recovery organizations did not quite understand how giving an opioid addict a replacement medication could actually facilitate recovery.

Part of the dilemma was that those who defined “recovery” did so using an old school philosophical approach originally crafted for alcoholism. But science has taught us that not all addictions are exactly the same. While there are certainly commonalities between the various substance use disorders, there are very important distinctions and differences which affect the recovery process.

You cannot prescribe a medication that is effective with depression, and expect that same medication to resolve schizophrenia or an anxiety disorder. While they are all mental health disorders that can debilitate a patient, there are critical differences between these disorders and in the overall treatment plan for addressing each one.

Similarly with addiction, science is teaching us that a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery is detrimental and often unproductive.

With opioid addiction in particular, the disease progression is quite unlike most other addictive illnesses. While the medical profession has evolved that understanding, the recovery community and general society has at times struggled to comprehend the necessity of medication-assisted treatment for the opioid addicted.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s, Nurses, and Counselors all play a part in educating patients, their families, the community, and government on the key role that medication plays in the successful management of an opioid use disorder. Methadone, subutex, suboxone, vivitrol, and other medication choices make the difference between recovery success and repeated recovery failures.

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Overdose Fatalities Beginning to Decrease

Various news outlets are reporting new statistics which indicate deaths from opioid overdose are beginning to go down.

The Associated Press reports that for the first time in a decade overdoses among New York residents (outside of NYC) have declined 15.9%. Government officials are quoted as saying that about 80% of the overdose deaths were attributable to heroin or fentanyl.

The AP cited a new CDC (Centers For Disease Control) July 2019 study which showed overdose deaths in 2018 fell for the first time in nearly three decades.

Various public education efforts and New York’s Opioid Task Force are thought to be significant catalysts for the slowdown in opioid overdoses. The availability of naloxone has also been highly instrumental in impacting overdoses nationwide with many communities across the country now providing naloxone kits for free.

A number of metro areas in the U.S. are also examining the feasibility of mobile opioid treatment since transportation to clinics or physicians is often an impediment to accessing medication-assisted treatment resources.

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Comprehensive Opioid Treatment at Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) currently provides 58 top flight opioid addiction treatment centers in the United States. The company specializes in medication-assisted treatment using methadone, buprenorphine, and buprenorphine/naloxone.

BHG takes a patient-centered approach to treating addictive disorders offering counseling as a fundamental component of the overall treatment model. Because of this individualized treatment approach, 97% of patients surveyed indicate they would recommend BHG Recovery to a friend or family member suffering from opioid addiction.

Additionally, 99% of patients report that their mental health and quality of life improved since their BHG admission. 60% of unemployed patients were able to obtain employment after one year of treatment.

Hope, Respect, and Caring are tenets of BHG’s treatment program, and their staff strive to provide this from the moment a patient first walks in to receive help. All of BHG’s treatment centers provide care in an outpatient setting.

In 2019 and 2020, BHG Recovery added (10) additional U.S. clinics to the Methadone.US national directory list …

1. Franklin, VA – BHG Franklin Treatment Center
2. Chesapeake, VA – BHG Chesapeake South Treatment Center
3. Glen Allen, VA – BHG Glen Allen Treatment Center
4. Mobile, AL – BHG Mobile Treatment Center
5. Cullman, AL – BHG Cullman Treatment Center
6. Washington, DC – BHG Washington DC Treatment Center
7. Colorado Springs, CO – BHG Colorado Springs Treatment Center
8. Grand Bay, AL – BHG Grand Bay Treatment Center
9. North Little Rock, AR – BHG North Little Rock Treatment Center
10. Savannah, TN – BHG Savannah Treatment Center

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Subutex and Methadone in Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Recovery from opioid addiction initially centers around physical stabilization: specifically the management of opioid withdrawal. This is an essential step for the vast majority of opioid addicted people seeking help. Research has shown a 90% failure rate for opioid treatment programs that do not offer medication assistance.

Methadone was the original medication FDA-approved for treating opioid addiction although Subutex has been recently introduced into opioid treatment programs around the country as a viable alternative. Subutex is effective especially for milder levels of opioid dependency.

Subutex is a brand name version of buprenorphine, the partial opioid agonist that reduces withdrawal symptom sickness. Most patients are familiar with “Suboxone” which is a popular buprenorphine-based film that is dissolved under the tongue and is taken once per day. It differs from Subutex in that it contains naloxone so that it cannot be easily abused intravenously.

A number of methadone clinics began offering subutex in the past few years in an effort to expand treatment options for patients. Because subutex can be abused, it is typically administered daily in the clinic by a nurse where it can be supervised.

If you are considering entering a treatment program for opioid misuse, you may want to ask about the variety of medications utilized by the clinic or physician. Some patients have successfully transitioned from methadone to subutex while others enter the program starting with subutex. This is a decision best made in conjunction with your treating doctor who can formulate a treatment plan based on your history of opioid use.

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