Addiction Medicine

Our Addiction Medicine program is designed to help patients tackle various forms of substance abuse.

Opioid drug abuse and addiction is a major physiological issue that can cause behavioral impulses and disturbances. Addiction can manifest as compulsion and cravings and gives individuals the inability to stop using these substances.

Substance abuse includes tobacco, alcohol, opioid, pain killers, heroine, and prescription drugs such as pain medications, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication, marijuana, cocaine, inhalants, and so many other substances.

Addiction to these aforementioned substances in general, vary in regards to symptoms in each individual. Treatment options will be different for each person as well.

Advance preventive medicine and urgent care is specialized in treatment and recovery of all substance abuse medications. We find out exactly what type of program will be beneficial for each patient, their specific addiction, and their individual lifestyle.

Recognizing Addiction

It is very important to recognize the signs of addictions first, then we can determine what substances our patient is addicted to. You can seek professional help from an experienced qualified specialist, to accomplish this.

Signs of addiction include the following

  • Taking a substance more often and in a higher dose then expected to be used
  • A willingness to reduce use without any permanent success
  • Long term use and probably repeated attempt to stop
  • Feelings of increase cravings for the substance
  • Performance reduction at work, family, friends, society, school
  • Relationship issues with friends, family, social circle due to constant use
  • Engaging in non-acceptable behavior that puts someone in danger
  • Engagement with illegal or criminal activities
  • Developing tolerance and requiring greater dose to achieve the same results
  • Off and on experiencing withdrawal symptoms if enough dose isn’t used

Multiple Addictions

If a patient is also addicted to other substances Advance Preventive Medicine Can Help them to find Appropriate continuity of care with the appropriate specialist that can treat the other addictions as well as part of full treatment program. It is critical to understand addiction is no longer a voluntary reaction, but is a chronic brain disease that has changed the structure of the nervous system, and effects the brain.

Opioid Addictions

If you or someone is trying to stop Opioid addiction it maybe helpful to learn more about this condition and how it might be managed. Some of the most commonly abused Opioids include codeine, heroine and many others.

Opioid addiction may affect the parts of the brain that control impulses, judgement, and decision making capacity. For some people with opioid addiction, choosing whether to take opioid or not can be out of their control. Opioid addiction is a chronic disease so while there is no cure, it can be treated and managed. Please tell your health care provider about all the medicine you take including prescriptions and over the counter medications.

Getting Help

Substance abuse affects personal judgement, decision making, reactions to stress, memory, and the ability to learn. Individuals seeking the help should have the support, patience, and understanding of those that care for them, and should be encouraged to look for help from a specialist.

Program Enrollment

People in the addiction medicine program are not to drink alcohol, drive, nor operate heavy machinery or perform any other dangerous activities.

There are different types of medications for Different types of addictions in Advance Preventive Medicine, Providers will outline the best medical treatment for your condition. If would like more information or have any questions or concern please contact at the following (407) 845-8623.