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Methadone Clinic in Waldorf, MD

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Methadone Clinic in Waldorf, MD

About Open ARMMS – The Best Methadone Clinic in Waldorf, MD

We are the industry leader in medically-assisted therapy (MAT) in Waldorf, MD. Our Waldorf, MD Methadone clinic offers personalized, comprehensive treatment by the top Methadone doctors. Adults 18 years and older can receive comprehensive treatment for opioid addiction from Another Way. We offer methadone maintenance, one on-one therapy, and primary care services. We provide evidence-based treatment that treats addiction’s underlying causes as well as manage withdrawal symptoms for our patients.

Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT) from Open ARMMS

Open ARMMS specializes in medication-assisted therapy (MAT). A MAT program is a treatment that helps patients with opioid withdrawal symptoms. It also reduces the euphoria and cravings. These benefits help patients stay committed to their treatment. One-on-one counseling is also part of MAT. This helps patients understand their feelings and thoughts about opioids. Patients suffering from opioid addiction can lead safer, healthier lives if they receive MAT as part of their recovery process.

Waldorf, MD’s Best Methadone Clinic: Open ARMMS

Our clinic offers a MAT program that includes methadone. This medication has more than 50 years of proven results. Methadone does not have a “ceiling effect”, which means that it does not lose effectiveness if it is given a certain amount. Your doctor will be able to prescribe the right amount of methadone to treat your symptoms, regardless of their severity. Methadone treatment will help reduce symptoms for up to 24 hours.

Methadone MAT programs provide a structured start that encourages patients to stay on track with treatment. Patients are encouraged to visit the clinic every day in order to develop new recovery habits. Methadone MAT can be completed by someone who follows federal and state guidelines.

Waldorf, MD’s Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

We offer additional services to help with addiction. Multiple aspects of daily life are affected by opioid use disorder. With services like:

  • Methadone for MAT
  • Case Management
  • Screening for STDs
  • Integrated Primary Healthcare
  • Coordinated treatment during pregnancy
  • Addiction Prevention Education

We’ll help you improve your chances of recovery as we create your treatment plan. For the best results, be sure to tell us about all symptoms and diagnoses.

Why Work With Open ARMMS in Waldorf, MD

We are the reason our patients choose us as their clinic.

  • Respectful Care: We recognize that opioid use disorder is a medical condition which can be treated. Our staff will not only diagnose you but also treat you with dignity and respect.
  • Evidence-based Services: We have decades worth of data that shows that MAT can help people overcome opioid addiction. We have evidence to support every service we offer.
  • Personalized treatment plans: We’ll create a care plan that is tailored to you, taking into consideration your specific symptoms and circumstances. This will ensure the best chance of success.

Methadone Treatment in Waldorf, MD Done Right

With quality services that are affordable and accredited by leading industry organizations, we can help you to reclaim your life.

Don’t let an opioid addiction continue to run your life and steal your happiness. Our experienced and empathetic staff are ready to start you on a treatment plan designed for your enduring success. If you’ve tried everything, but nothing has stuck or reduced your urge to use, recovery is still possible through medically-assisted treatment. 

Methadone is a proven, evidence-based approach toward addiction recovery. Since its inception, our Waldorf, MD clinic has helped countless patients achieve sobriety – and, today, we would love to help you receive the same results.

Start the Road to Recovery

We can help you with your treatment for opioid abuse disorder. Set up an appointment to meet with us and create a customized treatment plan. Contact Open ARMMS today! 

Drug-Involved Deaths from Overdoses:

The U.S. reported 67,367 deaths from drug overdoses in 2018, 4.1% less than 2017.

  • The age-adjusted rates fell by 4.6% to 20.7 for every 100,000 people. This decline is due to an increase in the rate, which has increased from 6.1 in 1999 and 21.7 in 2017.
  • Nearly 70% of all overdose deaths were caused by opioids in 2018, with 46,802 deaths (a rate of 14.6).
  • Deaths from synthetic opioids other that methadone (including fentanyl analogues and fentanyl analogs), continued to rise in 2018, with more than 28400 overdose deaths (a rate of 9.9).
  • Prescription opioid-related deaths declined to 14,975 in 2018, a rate of 4.6%, while heroin-related deaths dropped to 14,996 (a 4.7) in 2018.

Nearly 90% of all drug overdose deaths in Maryland were caused by opioids in 2018. Maryland had 2,087 such deaths, a rate of 33.7.

  • Prescription opioid deaths and heroin-related deaths continued to fall in 2018, with respective 576 and 356 deaths.
  • In 2018, nearly 90% of opioid-related deaths were caused by synthetic opioids other that methadone. This includes fentanyl analogues and fentanyl analogs.

Prescriptions for Opioids In Maryland

Maryland’s opioid prescriptions were 45.1 for every 100 people in 2018, which is less than the 51.4 average U.S. prescription.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, (NAS)/Neonatal Opioid withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS).

NAS and NOWS can occur when a woman takes opioids during pregnancy. There is currently no standard for NAS/NOWS provider or hospital coding practices. This results in variability in the rates reported to states.

  • In 2016, the national incidence rate for NAS/NOWS was 7 cases per 1000 hospital births.
  • The highest rates were recorded among American Indian/Alaska Native (15.9 per 1,000 borns) and White Nonspanic (10.5 per 1000 births) individuals.
  • After inflation adjustment, hospital costs for NAS/NOWS babies totaled $572.7 Million in 2016.
  • In Maryland, the incidence rate for NAS/NOWS was 14.3 cases per 1000 hospital births in 2017. This is the most recent available data.


Statistical Information on Drug Abuse in Waldorf, MD

Charles County is located in Maryland’s southern region. According to the 2019 census, Charles County has a population of 163,000. United States Census Bureau Charles County is one the ten most populous in the state. The downside to living in such densely populated areas during America’s drug crisis is the possibility of higher rates of addiction and overdose. This has been a problem across the country. According to Charles County’s 2015-2017 statistics, there were 119 deaths from drug overdoses. A report published by County Health Rankings This was one of the highest rates in any county for that period. This is a sign of how bad things are Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services Residents of the community are in dire need to save lives and help others. Many people who receive treatment end up relapsing and using drugs again, sometimes leading to an overdose. This can cause confusion for all involved and make it difficult to believe in treatment. However, the problem is not usually the fault of the facility. It is often a failure to provide recovery support that is the problem.

Treatment is not the same as recovery. Only those who are clean and have been through treatment can recover. Although recovery can be started in treatment, it cannot begin before that. It’s the process of recovering or reclaiming your life. People often lose everything when they finally get to treatment. They are distrusted by everyone and have little or nothing to show for it. The person in treatment may not have housing, transportation, or employment. This is an extreme example of addiction. To escape or avoid pain, drugs are used. They are the primary way to cope with stress and discomfort. It is because there are many unresolved problems in someone’s life that can make it more difficult. When you add legal issues, medical conditions, and debt to the mix, it becomes a challenge for someone in recovery. Relapses are quite common because of this.

The person is free to live in their own environment and receive almost no support after they have completed treatment. They now live in a stressful environment where they used drugs almost every day. They must attend a support group meeting if they need help with cravings and other issues. If they are enrolled in these services, they will also be scheduled for their next outpatient session. They must also attend the appointment and not work or have any other obligations. It is important to have a plan in place before starting treatment. This will ensure that all issues are addressed. To provide support for those who are in need, a recovery coach is also available.

Rising Opioid Deaths from Overdose – The Story is More Complex

The news seems depressingly repetitive at first. Another year of increasing opioid overdose deaths here in Maryland in 2017. The story is more complicated when one looks deeper into the details:

  • Total alcohol- and drug overdose death
    • Maryland saw an increase in drug- and alcohol-related deaths in 2017. This was the seventh consecutive year. It reached an all-time high in 2017, with 2282 deaths. Although this was a 9% increase over 2016, it was still significantly less than the 66% increase between 2015 and 2016, which was arguably the greatest single-year increase.
    • Ages: The death rate for those between 25 and 34 years was higher than that of those between 45 and 54 years. The death rate among people aged 25 has decreased.
    • Race: Deaths rose by 12% in Whites, 11% in Hispanics and 5% in Blacks
    • Gender: While deaths are almost 2.5 times more common among men than among women, they have increased by 14% in women compared to 7% for men.
    • Geography. Many counties experienced declines (Allegany Charles Frederick, Kent Somerset Washington Wicomico, and Worcester).
  • Opioid-related Deaths
    • 88% of all overdose deaths are attributable to this drug.
    • The increase was 8%, which is significantly less than the 70% increase in the previous year.
    • The overall increase in opioid-related death rates was largely due to large increases in deaths from fentanyl (42%)
    • The number of heroin-related deaths fell by 11%. The majority of deaths were caused by heroin combination, particularly fentanyl (78%).
    • The number of prescription-opioid-related deaths has decreased by 1%
  • The number of cocaine-related deaths rose in 2014. They jumped 110% between 2015 & 2016 and 49% between 2016 & 2017. 71% were combined with fentanyl and 50% with heroin.
  • Benzodiazepine-related deaths have generally been increasing since 2007. In 2017, deaths rose by 16%, largely due to opioid combination.
  • In 2017, alcohol-related deaths declined by 11% 61% of these deaths were caused by fentanyl and 39% by heroin.

What the Overdose Death Statistics Tell Us:

  • There are some positive outcomes as a result the significant efforts to reduce prescription opioid overprescribing, which is what triggered the opioid crisis. Fentanyl has overshadowed this progress.
  • Although benzodiazepines have been an issue for many years, it has been covered up in the shadows by the opioid crisis which draws more attention due to the deaths.
  • The problem of Cocaine is back and speedballing with opioids (also known as speedballing) is now even more dangerous.

Frequently Asked Questions

A methadone clinic is where those suffering from opioid addiction can seek treatment. They will be able to get medication to help them on their path to recovery. Because they can also dispense Suboxone and Naltrexone, methadone clinics could be called substance use disorder services (SUDS). Because methadone is the main medication that is dispensed, these terms are now synonymous.

Methadone clinics were established for the sole purpose of dispensing medication used in medically assisted drugs therapy. A ‘methadone clinic’ as it is sometimes called, can also provide other medications like Suboxone or naltrexone.

Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT), for most people, requires daily doses. Patients are monitored closely for the first seven to ten days. Most people can then go to their methadone clinic every day for six months. If the individual has been following the treatment plan and the clinic’s expectations, they might be allowed to take some of their methadone home with them for a few days, or even weeks.

Methadone clinics are able to help those suffering from addiction to long-lasting recovery if they follow all protocols and stick to the prescribed dose. Studies have shown that MMT can lead to positive lifestyle changes, such as a decrease in crime and transmission of diseases.

Methadone, which has been in use since 1947, is the opioid treatment that has had the longest history. There are many studies that support the effectiveness of methadone in reducing opioid abuse. Some of these are listed in the graph below. In 2009, a Cochrane review compared methadone-based (methadone plus psychological treatment) with placebo and psychosocial treatment. It found that methadone treatment was more effective at reducing opioid abuse, opioid-associated transmission of infection, and crime. Methadone-treated patients had 33% fewer opioid-positive drug test results and were 4.44 times more likely than those in control groups to remain in treatment. Even if methadone is not administered regularly, it significantly improves outcomes. Long-term outcomes (beyond six months) are much better for patients who receive methadone regardless of how often they are consulted.

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Edward Russell
Edward Russell
13:30 02 Oct 20
When i first came to this program I thought the standards were to strict, but I have learned that this program was... giving me tool',s that will aid me in becoming more proficient in my career. My counselor Esther and the staff has continued to invest in the lives of individuals that comes through this program. Sometimes their job seems thankless because addicts are often confused about being helped and being hindered. But I would like to say that I thank God for them, and I pray that they know that they more
Darcee Anthony
Darcee Anthony
14:56 01 Oct 18
I owe my life to this clinic and those who work there. They gave me boundaries when I needed them, and gave me... freedoms when that was what I needed to grow. The Women's Group that met weekly gave me a real sense of belonging as well as new friends. The Clinical Manager is the best Therapist I've ever worked with. The receptionist is kind and caring. The Nursing Staff all worked hard to help us in any way they could. I've been gone from Open Armms about three years now and I've remained sober (with a very small dose of Methadone to treat cancer and other medical conditions, taken daily). Living sober just keeps getting better and better every day. Although I have a very aggressive form of cancer, I've not had a need for more narcotics! Wish I was still there. They were my family!❤️read more
Indrid Cold
Indrid Cold
13:34 22 Feb 17
You should never judge a drug addict. Pray for them. Be there when they need you. Placing bad reviews and calling up... the place trying to get your loved one in trouble so they won't have anywhere else to go but the streets isn't the right way. I love my boyfriend very much and know he is suffering. Thank you Open Armms for not giving more
Robert Lawson
Robert Lawson
19:30 22 Aug 16
Great clinic. Great counsellors and nursing staff. I don't know what the hell the top comment from that lady Shannon is... ranting about it isn't their job to get anyone clean that responsibility falls on you and you alone. If he's saving pee that's his own dishonest behavior and well first thing you have to do to get clean is get honest (with yourself) so don't blame them they will always be there to assist when he is ready if he's ready. On the flip side if he's using it just to get well in the morning then it's working exactly the way he is looking for it to. None of this is my business of course but it's co dependent people like that who are extremely harmful to any addicts recovery (blame everyone but the person who did this to themselves).read more
Shannon Bellflower
Shannon Bellflower
01:09 17 Dec 15
This place is terrible. If you're genuinely looking to get sober and completely off drugs this is not the place for... you. My brother has a terrible addiction to pills. He's been going to this clinic for 5+ years and they have not made any effort to completely get him off of the methadone. I don't think any place designed to get you off of drugs should be allowed to give you methadone for longer than a year let alone 5. People in his groups told him that if he drinks red bull with the liquid methadone they give him it prolongs the effects and gives you more of a high from it. So guess what he's started drinking every day? The people at the methadone clinic are either to dumb to catch on or they know and they enable it. All this place is is a legal drug dealer. This place should be shut down! They don't help my brother at all. They legally provide him with drugs that, whether they want to acknowledge or not, he gets high with. They have no plan to get him off of the drugs, they would prefer to keep getting the money he gives them every day. They have no plans to help him become an actual functioning member of society like GOOD, REPUTABLE rehabs do, they want him to stay on the methadone. They can piss test him all they want. He pees clean a certain time of the month, saves that pee and uses that when they test him, and they still haven't caught on! Don't go here!read more
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