Suboxone Specialist

Lori C. Scott, MD -  - Addiction Medicine

Lori Scott Family Care

Lori C. Scott, MD

Addiction Medicine & Aesthetics located in Kinston, NC

Opioid addiction can destroy nearly every aspect of your life and even lead to death. At Lori Scott Family Care in Kinston, North Carolina, your dedicated support team helps your break and overcome addiction with Suboxone therapy. Call the office to schedule your confidential consultation, or use the online scheduler to book now.

Suboxone Q & A

What is an opioid?

Opioids are drugs used to treat pain. They get their name from opium, which is a derivative of the poppy plant. Well-known opioids are:

  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydromorphone
  • Morphine
  • Codeine

Because these drugs stop pain and create a euphoric feeling, they can become addictive. Your body may build up a tolerance to pain medication, which causes you to need more to ease your discomfort.

What is an opioid addiction?

Signs that you may have an opioid addiction are:

  • Increasing use over time
  • Requiring more to stop your pain
  • Using more than is prescribed
  • Having negative effects in your life

Dr. Scott and her team have nearly a decade of experience helping men and women comfortably break opioid addiction using Suboxone.

What is Suboxone?

When you’re addicted to opioids, Dr. Scott prescribes Suboxone, a medication that combines naloxone and buprenorphine, to help you wean off of pain medications. The active ingredients work together to help block your powerful cravings for opioids.

Suboxone comes in the form of pills or sublingual film that you place under your tongue to dissolve. When you’re taking Suboxone, you should not be taking any other medication that affects your mood, such as painkillers, sleep aids, antidepressants, or sedatives.

What should I expect during Suboxone therapy?

You’ll first meet with Dr. Scott, who has special training and years of experience helping men and women restore the quality of their lives. She’ll outline the program and what to expect. In addition to helping you withdrawal from opioids, you get no-nonsense counseling, education, periodic medical evaluations, and behavioral therapy to help you through the hardest days.

Each treatment plan is customized to your needs, but Dr. Scott starts most patients on a low-dose of Suboxone and monitors how the medication affects you. When your strong cravings have diminished, you’ll decrease the amount and frequency of Suboxone you take. As you continue to improve, Dr. Scott tapers you off the medication completely.

If you’re struggling with opioid addiction, there is hope. Turn to the caring team at Lori Scott Family Care to recover your life. Call the office now, or use the online scheduler to book at your convenience.