Vermont Methadone Clinics



Vermont Methadone Clinics
BAART Behavioral Health Services 300 Granger Road Berlin (802) 223-2003
Valley Vista 23 Upper Plain Bradford (802) 222-5201
Habit Opco – Brattleboro 16 Town Crier Drive Brattleboro (802) 258-4623
Brattleboro Retreat 1 Anna Marsh Lane Brattleboro (802) 257-7785
Brattleboro Retreat Buprenorphine Clinic 1 Anna Marsh Lane Brattleboro, VT (802) 257-7785
Howard Center – UHC Methadone 1 South Prospect St., Room 1420 Burlington (802) 488-6450
BAART Behavioral Health Services 475 Union St. Newport (802) 334-0110
Rutland Regional Medical Center 1 Scale Ave., Bldg. 10 Rutland (802) 776-5800
HowardCenter – Addiction Medicine 75 San Remo Drive South Burlington (802) 488-6540
BAART Behavioral Health Services 445 Portland St. St. Johnsbury (802) 748-6166
 

Vermont 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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Vermont Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
Saba Maheen Salam, M.D. Salam Psychiatric Services, P.L.C.
49-A Village Square, P.O. Box 408
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
(802) 460-4604
Edward Sbardella, M.D. 18 Old Terrace
Bellows Falls, VT 05101-1490
(802) 463-1292
John Gregory King, M.D. 655 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-2343
Therese E. Dranginis, M.D. Mt. Anthony Primary Care
655 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-2343
Deborah Richter, M.D. Central Vermont Addiction Medicine
300 Granger Rd
Berlin, VT 05602
(802) 229-6183
Dorothea Lynn DeGutis, M.D. Brattleboro Retreat
One Ann Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 258-3707
Loren A. Landis, M.D. 167 Main Street
Room 207-B
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 579-5205
Percy Ballantine, M.D. Brattleboro Retreat
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-7785
Michael A. Marrella, M.D. Brattleboro Health Care
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(800) 738-7328
Todd J. Kammerzelt, M.D. 1 Anna Marsh Lane
Po Box 803
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(800) 738-7328
Jennifer L. Fyler, M.D. Retreat Healthcare
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 258-6198
William A. Knorr, M.D. Brattleboro Retreat–One Anna Marsh Lane
P.O. Box 803
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 258-3747
Wayne Warnken, M.D. 617 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6309
William S. Grass, M.D. William S. Grass, M.D.
118 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 660-8000
Suzanne Parker, M.D. 118 Pine St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6595
John Ross Brooklyn, M.D. 617 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6309
Bruce D. Latham, D.O. Island Pond Health Center
82 Maple Street
Island Pond, VT 05846
(802) 723-4300
Elizabeth Mather Call, M.D. Porter Ob/Gyn
108 Medical Drive
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-0500
John V. Chisholm III, M.D. 28 Centre Drive
Milton, VT 05468
(802) 847-4322
James Scott Stone, M.D. 73 Main Street, Rm 18
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-2633
Fred Joel Rossman, M.D. Dr. Fred Rossman / Treatment Associates
65 Portland Street
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-0079
Kevin Buchanan, M.D. Clara Martin Center
P.O. Box G
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-4466
Mark Edward Logan, M.D. 71 Allen Street
Suite 203
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 770-5882
Jennifer M. FauntLeRoy, M.D. 11 Court Square
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-1398
Juan Carlos Nunez, M.D. 260 Crest Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8805
Bernard David Shea, M.D. 133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-1256
Jun Fu, M.D. 260 Crest Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8805
Max McMurray Bayard III 77 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 527-4151
Edward A. Haak, D.O. Northwestern Medical Center
133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8809
William Alan Roberts, M.D., PhD 133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-8809
Gianpaolo Bentivoglio, M.D. NKHS
P.O. Box 368
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-3181
Melissa Carol Volansky, M.D. 1878 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-4853
Michael Corrigan, M.D. 12 Church Street
Swanton, VT 05488
(802) 868-3175
Timothy Philip Shafer, M.D. P.O. Box 216
185 Grafton Road
Townshend, VT 05353
(802) 365-4354
Paul Bertocci, M.D. Mapleleaf Farm Associates Inc.
10 Maple Leaf Farm Road, P.O Box 120
Underhill, VT 05489
(802) 899-2911
John M. Severinghaus, M.D. Green Mountain Family Medicine
212 Holiday Drive, Suite #4
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 281-6364
Jonathan C. Schwartz, M.D. VA Medical Center, Mailcode 116
215 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05009
(802) 295-9363×5673
Michael Vincent Fanizzi, M.D. PO Box 391
Wilder, VT 05088
(802) 295-5805
Sarah Zinati, D.O. 289 County Road
Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 674-7023
Clifton Frederick Lord CT Valley Recovery Services
15 State Street
Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 674-9400