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Sacramento is now served by a number of local doctors specifically authorized to prescribe buprenorphine (suboxone) to people suffering with chronic opioid addiction. MAT (Medication-assisted treatment) has evolved as the premier standard of care in quality opioid addiction treatment programs for individuals who are at risk for moderate to severe heroin and other opiate addictions.

If you are a local physician who treats Sacramento residents, you may purchase a featured listing at the top of our dedicated Sacramento Suboxone Doctors information page insuring that your opioid treatment services will be found by prospective patients searching this website for a quality suboxone doctor. Suboxone (buprenorphine) has emerged as a top therapeutic intervention for opioid addicted individuals. Methadone.US is striving to inform the public about the variety of opioid replacement therapy options available in or near Sacramento.



Sacramento Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Jaspreet Singh Mann, M.D. 1820 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 313-8450
David Leroy Sprenger, M.D. 650 Capitol Mall
Suite 7-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 930-3927
David Wayne Smith, M.D. 1500 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 769-5994
Donna Michelle Defreitas, M.D. 4001 12 Avenue
Priorities Clinic
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 456-4849
Randall L. Stenson, M.D. 2100 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-4985
Christine Bell, M.D. 2100 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-4985
Celeste Reinking, M.D. Priorities Clinic
3647 40th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 397-2434
Justin Altschuler, M.D. Priorities Clinic
3647 40th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 397-2434
Jamie Zhimin Ng, M.D. UC Davis Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
2230 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3574
Carmen G. Butts, M.D. 4860 Y Street
Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3630
Gabriel Joseph Belsky, D.O. 3647 40th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 397-2434
Michael C. DuPratt, D.O. PRIORITIES
3647 40th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 320-7406
Lenton Joby Morrow, M.D. 4860 Y Street
Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3630
Neil Munro Flynn, M.D. Priorities Clinic
3647 40th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 832-8569
Eric Glen Tepper, M.D. 5030 J Street
Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 455-1155
Gregory Warren Burt, M.D. 5025 J Street
Suite 315
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 452-1294
Allen Hassan, M.D. 2933 El Comino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 971-3900
Jack Friedman, M.D. 2933 El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 971-3900
Jeffrey L. Young, M.D. 5525 Assembly Court
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 428-2330
David Wayne Smith, M.D. CRC Treatment Associates
7225 East Southgate Drive, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 769-5994
Vijaya L. Reddy, M.D. Kaiser Permanente
6600 Bruceville Road
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 688-2106
Yevgeniy A. Lepler, M.D. 8001 Bruceville Road
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 688-6596
Glenn Patrick Daubert, M.D. 6600 Bruceville Road
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 688-2535
Charles Willy Stewart-Carballo, M.D. 7225 East Southgate Drive
Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95823-0000
(916) 394-1000
Akindele Emmanuel Kolade, M.D. Sierra Vista Hospital
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 288-0345
Cynthia Coniglio Arnett, M.D. 945 University Avenue
Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 947-4002
Carl H. Shin, M.D. 1817 Professional Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 977-0741
Timothy J. Yoon, M.D. 1817 Professional Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 977-0741
Michael S. Parr, M.D. 777 Campus Commons Road
Unit #140
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 333-5802
David L. Sisemore, D.O. 350 University Avenue
Suite #101
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 932-0380
Gregory Alan Jaeck, M.D. 900 Fulton Avenue
Unit 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 484-3570
Claude E. Arnett, M.D. 945 University Avenue
Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 947-7186
Marc Maskowitz, M.D. 1321 Howe Avenue
Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 564-2225
Sandra C. Johnson, M.D. 777 Campus Commons Road
Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 456-6005
Archana Trivedi, M.D. 7700 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 386-3000
Zaheer U. Ahmed 1337 Howe Avenue
Suite 135
Sacramento, CA 95826
(606) 392-4055
David E. Root, M.D. 15 Depot Park Way
Suite 111
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 387-6929
Sanaz Kalantarzadeh, M.D. 2081 Arena Boulevard
Suite 160
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 576-7898
Patricia Samuelson, M.D. Mercy Norwood Clinic
3911 Norwood Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 929-8575
Frank Jan Stass, M.D. Frank Stass, MD
4300 Auburn Boulevard, Suite 208
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 437-4347


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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