Substance Abuse Treatment Specialists

First Care Medical Clinic -  - Family Practice

First Care Medical Clinic

Family Practice & Urgent Care located in Charlotte, Albemarle, Monroe, and Gastonia, NC and Rock Hill, SC

Struggling with substance abuse isn’t anything you have to go through on your own. At First Care Medical Clinic, with five North Carolina locations in Monroe, Albemarle, Gastonia, and two offices in Charlotte, as well as a clinic in Rock Hill, South Carolina, you have access to a team of medical professionals who can help you get through addiction. Find out if substance abuse treatment is right for you by booking an exam online or by calling to speak with a team member at the location nearest you.

Substance Abuse Treatment Q & A

Why Do I Need Substance Abuse Treatment?

Understanding that you may need help is the first step in substance abuse treatment. This personalized type of treatment may be beneficial if you:

  • Take painkillers that aren’t prescribed to you
  • Find that you need to take more painkillers than prescribed
  • Have to take painkillers on a daily basis
  • Combine painkillers with another substance (like alcohol)


You may also need substance abuse treatment if you’re taking opioids so regularly that you’re starting to experience health problems, such as constipation. In any case, you’re not alone. Substance abuse treatment is something countless Americans go through every single year. 

How Does Substance Abuse Treatment Work? 

At First Care Medical Clinic, substance abuse treatment is entirely personalized to you and your unique needs. You can expect compassionate care in a nurturing environment from the moment you walk in the door.

Substance abuse treatment involves taking Suboxone®, a specialized prescription medication created to combat opioid addiction. Suboxone contains two key ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone. 

Buprenorphine stimulates the same receptors in your brain as opioids, but it doesn’t create the same euphoric effect. Instead, buprenorphine helps control brain receptors when you do take opioids, so the drug becomes less effective and thus, less addictive. 

Naloxone — called an “opioid blocker” — minimizes painful withdrawal symptoms and overwhelming cravings. When combined into Suboxone, buprenorphine and naloxone work together to help you overcome your addiction over time. Your doctor may combine your Suboxone treatment with behavioral therapy or counseling to ensure you’re successful. 

How Do I Get Started on Substance Abuse Treatment?

Substance abuse treatment from First Care Medical Clinic is an outpatient service, but you have regular follow-up visits and ongoing access to your provider, so you’re never alone. The best way to start your path to resolving an addiction is to schedule an evaluation.

Talk openly and honestly about your substance abuse issues, because your provider is here to help. They prescribe Suboxone and counsel you on when and how to take it, so you can start taking control of your health. 

Book your substance abuse treatment at First Care Medical Clinic today. Simply click on the online booking tool or call any office directly.