Nebraska Methadone Clinics



Nebraska Methadone Clinics
Lincoln Treatment Center 4305 O Street Lincoln (402) 488-2122
Omaha Treatment Center 11215 John Galt Boulevard Omaha (402) 592-5900
BAART Community HealthCare 1941 South 42nd St., Suite 210 Omaha (402) 341-6220
 

Nebraska has methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors in and around its metropolitan urban centers as well as in some smaller rural towns and locations. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the USA, more medical providers are preparing themselves to work with people experiencing 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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Nebraska Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Raymond L. Carlson, D.O. Cody Medical Associates
2091 Box Buttle Avenue, Suite 200
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 762-4300
Brian James Finley, M.D. 2510 Bellevue Medical Center Drive
Suite 145A
Bellevue, NE 68123
(402) 779-7207
John Walter Markus, M.D. 2201 North Broadwell Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-3660
Ganga R Sharma, M.D. VA Nebraska/Western Iowa Healthcare Syst
2201 North Broadwell Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-3660
Kenneth Allen Zoucha, M.D. 4200 West 2nd Street
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-1971
Susan T. Howard, M.D. 420 West 5th Street
Suite 201
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-9400
Michael O Arisa, M.D. RICHARD YOUNG OUTPATIENT CLINIC
1755 Prairie View Place
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 865-2249
Matthew Michael Glenn, M.D. 3901 Pine Lake Road
Suite 211
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 423-4200
David G. Rutz, M.D. 4545 South 86th Street
Lincoln, NE 68526
(402) 483-7507
Tayo O. Obatusin, M.D. 1301 Amberwood Drive
Suite 4
Norfolk, NE 68701
(404) 342-0515
Daniel M. Wik, M.D. 110 North 37th Street
Building1, Suite 103
Norfolk, NE 68701-3283
(402) 316-3250
Narayana M. Koduri, M.D. 600 East Francis Street
Suite 8
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 696-7251
Janet Elizabeth Bernard, M.D. 500 West Leota
Suite 100
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 534-4440
Randall G. Sullivan, M.S., M.D. 600 East Francis
Suite 8
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 696-7251
Richard D. Fitch, M.D. Physician
88709 486 Avenue
O'Neill, NE 68763
(402) 336-3094
Subhash Chander Bhatia, M.D. 4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 995-4315
Kathleen M. Grant, M.D. Omaha VA Medical Center
4101 Woolworth Avenue–11th Floor
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 449-0679
Donald Angus Swanson, M.D. University Drug and Alcohol Program
1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 210
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 595-1703
Kevin Balter, M.D. 825 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 397-1180
Scott T. Boyd, M.D. 825 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 391-7246
Jeffrey Lee Edwards, M.D. 10020 Nicholas Street
Suite 106
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 894-9990
John E. Cook, M.D. 825 North 90th Road
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 397-1180
Kurt Gold, M.D. 7919 Wakeley Plaza
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 933-2016
Alan Dean Jensen, M.D. 8761 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 397-6060
Juan Jose Vazquez-Bauza, M.D. 4242 Farnam Street
Suite 150
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-2212
Leandro Sapanlay Anit, M.D., Jr. Alegent Health Lasting Hope Recovery Ct
415 S 25th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 717-5300
Aly Salah-Eldin Hassan, M.D. Craghton University GME
601 North 50th Street Suite 1609
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 345-8828
Jacqueline Chanlatte, M.D. 4242 Farnam Street
Suite 150
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-2212
Michael Lee Coy, M.D. 2808 North 75th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 932-2248
Cynthia Paul, M.D. 2808 North 75th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 932-2248
Syed Pirzada Sattar, M.D. Inroads to Recovery
2808 N 75th Street, Suite H
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 932-2248
Gerald Langdon, M.D. 11215 John Galt Boulevard
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 592-5900
Imad Alsakaf, M.D. Alegent Creighton Health/ Immanuel
7101 Newport Avenue, Suite 203
Omaha, NE 68152
(402) 572-2916
Jay Robert Allison, M.D. 300 North 2nd Street
Suite 100
Oneill, NE 68763
(402) 336-2904