Substance Abuse Treatment
Struggling with substance abuse isn’t something you have to go through alone. A team of medical professionals at First Care Medical Clinic can help you start effective outpatient substance abuse treatment. Book an appointment at any of our five North Carolina locations in Monroe, Albemarle, Gastonia, and Charlotte, or our clinic in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
To schedule a visit, contact the First Care Medical Clinic office nearest you by phone or use the online booking feature.
Substance & Opioid Abuse Treatment Q & A
What is Opioid Addiction?
- Do you take pain medicine that has not been prescribed to you, including oxycodone, codeine, or morphine?
- Do you take more than your prescribed dose of opioids or painkillers?
- Do you take painkillers or opioids on a daily basis?
- Do you combine prescription opioids with another substance, such as alcohol?
- Has your opioid use caused adverse health problems, such as constipation, nausea, or vomiting, or gastrointestinal dysfunction?
How Can I Stop An Opioid Addiction?
At First Care Medical Clinic, a team of experienced medical providers will provide outpatient substance abuse treatment services and medication-assisted treatment that are 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.
What Medications Can You Take For Opioid Addiction?
- 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, also called an “opioid blocker”, minimizes painful withdrawal symptoms and overwhelming cravings.