Opioid Addiction Specialist

Lori C. Scott, MD -  - Addiction Medicine

Lori Scott Family Care

Lori C. Scott, MD

Addiction Medicine & Aesthetics located in Kinston, NC

Opioid addiction destroys lives and leads to thousands of accidental deaths every year. Lori Scott, MD in Kinston, North Carolina is an addiction expert with nearly a decade of experience helping men and women safely break the chains opioid abuse. There’s help and hope for you. Call Lori Scott Family Care for a confidential consultation, or use the online scheduler to book now.

Opioid Addiction Q & A

What are opioids?

Opioids are a specific category of medicine that doctors use to treat pain. The active ingredients in the medicine block receptors in your brain that allow you to feel pain. Men and women use opioids for:

  • Tooth pain
  • Back pain
  • Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Injuries

Because opioids relax and calm you, they can be highly addictive.

What are the symptoms of opioid addiction?

Signs of opioid addiction stretch across all aspects of your life. Symptoms are physical, behavioral, and mental and include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Excessive sleeping or too little sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Sluggishness
  • Impaired judgment
  • Unwise financial decisions
  • Low energy
  • Low motivation

The powerful effects of opioids and the high they deliver often lead to dependence, even when they are taken as prescribed by a doctor.

How is opioid addiction diagnosed?

Dr. Scott is an expert in this field and can usually make a diagnosis at your meeting in the office. She watches for telltale physical symptoms, like narrow pupils, sweating, and difficulty concentrating, as well as discusses behavioral patterns that are characteristic of addicts.

A urine test confirms addiction. She understands your need for privacy and discretion and handles your concerns with the utmost care and compassion.

How is opioid addiction treated?

Dr. Scott has 10 years of experience helping men and women with opioid addiction. Her signature blend of no-nonsense medical care and Suboxone therapy have helped thousands of men and women return to normal, productive, fulfilling lives.

After a confidential consultation, Dr. Scott writes a custom plan to help you break your cycle of addiction and wean off opioids forever. She writes a prescription for Suboxone, a power medicine that keeps you from craving painkillers.

Your treatment plan includes close oversight of how Suboxone is working and requires you to:

  • Keep all appointments
  • Take a regular urine test
  • Break relationships with other opioid users/abusers
  • Get regular coaching and counseling

If you’re exhausted by your addiction, there’s help for you at Lori Scott Family Care. Call the office to schedule a private meeting, or use the online scheduler to book now.