Hawaii Methadone Clinics



Hawaii Methadone Clinics
Ku Aloha Ola Mau, Inc 900 Leilani St. Hilo (808) 961-6822
Comprehensive Health and Attitude Management Program 173 South Kukui St. Honolulu (808) 426-4515
Ku Aloha Ola Mau 1130 North Nimitz Hwy., C-302 Honolulu (808) 538-0704
CHAMP Clinic of Maui (Comprehensive Health and Attitude Management Program) 270 Waiehu Beach Rd, #115 Wailuku, Maui (808) 249-8784
 

Hawaii has its methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors concentrated mostly in and around its metropolitan urban centers. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the United States, more medical providers are preparing themselves to assist people suffering with moderate to severe opioid dependency. While some individuals are able to detox successfully from opioids under supervised care, many discover that medication-assisted treatment is necessary to help them either avoid painful opioid withdrawal or to facilitate their journey into long term recovery. Methadone and (buprenorphine) suboxone are the two most popular & effective medication-assisted therapies available for opiate addicted persons. Both medications are FDA-approved, SAMHSA endorsed, and have been successfully utilized in treating opioid addiction for more than a decade. With methadone in particular, its success profile dates back to over 40 years in the United States.



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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Hawaii Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Rodney Yamaki, M.D. 99-080 Kauhale Street
Suite C-22
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 777-0689
Michael B. Zafrani, M.D. 98-1247 Kaahumana Street
Suite 312A
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 488-7888
John Patrick Neuhaus, M.D. 98-211 Pali Momi Street
Unit #414
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 723-9344
William Scott Mandel, M.D. 82-6123 Mamalahoa Highway
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 323-8200
William Scott Mandel, M.D. P.O. Box 202
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 323-8200
Ashley Chatigny, D.O. 91-2301 Old Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 671-8511
Lauren Elizabeth Hodge, M.D. Leeward Oahu CBOC
91-2135 Fort Weaver Road Street, Suite 5
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 312-6800
David Johnson Barton, M.D. 91-896 Makule Road
Suite 102
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 689-4414
Celia M. Ona, M.D. 91-2301 Old Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
(808) 671-8511
Sadye Yvonne Conner, M.D. 3246 Luahine Place
Haiku, HI 96708
(808) 961-4722
Ian N. Chun, M.D. 88 Kanoelehua Avenue
Suite A204
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-0610
Richard Lee-Ching, M.D. 780 Laukapu Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6922
George A. Rourke, M.D. 900 Leilani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6822
Kristine Irene McCoy, M.D. 45 Mohouli Street
Suite 101
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 932-4215
Samuel Mark Ruben, M.D. Christopher J. Linden Family Medicine
400 Hualani Street, Bldg 10, Unit 196
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-0146
Lee N. Baumel, M.D. 1188 Bishop Street
Suite 1306
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 826-2993×1
Jason Richard Keifer, M.D. 4211 Waialae Avenue
Suite 207
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 542-7349
Barry Stuart Carlton, M.D. 1356 Lusitana Street
Department of Psychiatry
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Gregory E.M. Yuen, M.D. 173 South Kukui Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 528-0550
Gregory E.M. Yuen, M.D. 1188 Bishop Street, #806
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 599-5050
William Frees Haning III, M.D. Queen's University Tower 4th Floor, QMC
1356 Lusitana Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Jon Streltzer, M.D. 1356 Lusitana Street
4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-7427
Brett Lu, M.D. Psychiatry Department
1356 Lusitana Street, 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Mya Moe Hla, M.D. Department of Psychiatry- Univ. Tower
1356 Lousitana Street 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Amber Lea Rohner, M.D. Department of Psychiatry- Univ. Tower
1356 Lusitana Street 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Robert Alan Hyman, M.D. 1188 Bishop Street
Suite 3311
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 738-5601
Deborah Anne Kissinger, D.O. 1356 Lusitania Street
Fourth Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2900
Mark D. Herbst, M.D. 1356 Lusitana Street
4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 478-9402
Peter Rudlowski, M.D. 438 Hobron Lane
Unit 315
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 947-2224
James C. DeMarco, M.D. 4999 Kohala Avenue
Unit #362
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 735-4414
Tricia Elaine Wright, M.D. 845 22nd Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-2034
Glenn A. Rediger, M.D. 915 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 848-1438
Joseph W. Turban, M.D. 1130 N. Nimtz Highway
#C302
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 566-8224
Takako Vivian Ishimaru-Tseng, M.D. Drug Addiction Services of Hawaii
1130 North Nimitz Highway, Suite C-302
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 538-0704
Randolph Dale Neal, M.D. 1601 Punahou Avenue
Wo International Center
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 373-2676
Paul Adam Kaiwi, Jr. 444 Hana Highway
Suite 201
Kahului, HI 96732-2315
(808) 877-5222
Jeremy D. Roberts, M.D. 40 Aulike St #312
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 664-3744
Lothar Michael Varady, M.D. 640 Ulukahiki
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 735-0665
Dale Adams, M.D. 314 Uluniu Street
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 263-7686
D. Gwendolyn Ross, M.D. PO Box 4998
Kailua Kona, HI 96745
(808) 325-3255
Raymond Charles Ray 65-1227A Opelo Road
Suite 104
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 885-6030
Bimmie Price Strausser II, M.D. 45-845 Po'okela Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 236-2600
Sian Mcintyre Evans, M.D. 6809 B Kahuna Road
Kapaa, HI 96746
(808) 278-8925
Michael John McGrath, M.D. 79-1019 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 322-4818
George Carlson, M.D. 645 Laniolu Place
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 879-8716
Steven Matthew Rogoff, M.D. 2460 Oka Street
Unit 101-A
Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 828-2885
Patrick D. Ogilvie, M.D. Kauai Medical Clinic
3-3420 Kuhio Highway, Suite B
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-1500
Constante Jadormeo Flora, M.D. 4484 Pahe'e Street
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 246-3800
Gerald James McKenna, M.D. 4374 Kukui Grove St., Suite 104
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 246-0663
Michael Lawrence Rimm, M.D. 1043 Makawao Avenue
Suite 201
Makawao, HI 96768
(808) 572-4500
Kristopher K. Bjornson, M.D. 95-1249 Meheula Parkway
Suite B-10
Mililani, HI 96789
(808) 637-5111
Richard David Greczanik, D.O. Pahoa Family Health Center
P.O.Box 1455
Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-9711
Willard Spiegelman, M.D. 3781 Milimakani Place
Princeville, HI 96722
(650) 279-9800
Zehra Siddiqui, M.D. 55 Maui Lani Parkway
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 243-6050
Jeffrey Hal Chester, D.O. 1063 Lower East Main Street
Suite C-212
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 249-8887
Royal Randolph, Jr., M.D. One Main Plaza Building
2200 Main Street, Ste 517, P.O. Box 1441
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-9677
Ralph Anthony Dupree, M.D. Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital
4643 Waimea Canyon Drive, P.O. BOX 337
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 634-1548
Jami Adair Knox, M.D. 4643B Waimea Canyon Road
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 335-0579
Graham Timothy Chelius West Kauai Clinic
PO Box 337
Waimea, HI 96796
(808) 338-8311