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Alcohol Dependence Specialist

Lori C. Scott, MD -  - Addiction Medicine

Lori Scott Family Care

Lori C. Scott, MD

Addiction Medicine & Aesthetics located in Kinston, NC

If you can’t break your uncontrollable desire to drink, you probably have alcohol dependence and need medical intervention. Although Dr. Lori Scott’s practice is located in Kinston, North Carolina, she offers secure video counseling to patients all over North Carolina, as well as Tennessee and Georgia. Using the groundbreaking Sinclair Method, a tailored protocol that helps you reduce your drinking significantly, Dr. Scott can help you overcome your alcohol dependence and get you back to your normal self. To learn more or find out if you are a candidate for alcohol addiction counseling, call the office or book an appointment online.

Alcohol Dependence Q & A

What is alcohol addiction?

If you depend on alcohol for happiness and to feel good, and you can’t stay sober no matter how hard you try, you have an alcohol addiction. Sometimes called alcoholism, alcohol addiction alters your brain in a way that makes it hard to control your actions.

Alcoholism is a disease that manifests differently in each person who’s affected by it. For some, it may mean drinking all day, every day. For others, there may be several days in a row without any drinking, and then they have a sudden binge where they drink excessively for a day or two.

What are the warning signs of alcoholism?

If you have alcohol addiction, these signs are evident. You:

  • Drink so much you pass out
  • Drink in secret
  • Drink in inappropriate places, such as work
  • Are in legal trouble
  • Your family or friends often ask you to stop drinking
  • Have problems because you drink
  • Need more and more to get a buzz or get drunk
  • Need alcohol to function
  • Avoid social situations that don’t include alcohol

Another alarming warning sign of alcoholism is that you hurt people you love, but you still can’t seem to stop.

What is the Sinclair Method?

The Sinclair Method was developed to help alcohol-dependent men and women greatly decrease or stop drinking. Dr. Scott prescribes a medication for you to take about an hour prior to drinking. The medicine, Naltrexone, blocks signals in your brain that give you a high. Essentially, it blocks you from the pleasure that your brain associates with drinking, and helps you eventually decrease and stop drinking altogether.

Dr. Scott offers this service to patients all over North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia via secure video visits. You never need to see her in person to receive this life changing treatment.

What are the advantages of the Sinclair Method?

There are many advantages to the Sinclair Method that make it such an effective protocol for breaking the chains of alcoholism:

  • It’s easy to implement
  • Does not require rehab or a stay away from home
  • It’s safe
  • No withdrawal symptoms
  • No detoxification required prior to the start
  • It’s portable
  • It’s cost effective: $150 for the first month and $75 for subsequent months
  • Treatment is conducted in the comfort of your home via secure video visits

Another positive aspect of the Sinclair Method is that many people break their addiction forever in about three months. The program can last up to a year, but the results are progressive and cumulative, so improvement is seen all along the way.

It’s never too late to beat your addiction and get the help you need. Whether you live in Georgia, Virgina, Tennessee, or North Carolina, call the office to book a secure video visit, or use the online scheduler to book now.