Lori Scott Family Care
Lori C. Scott, MD
Addiction Medicine & Aesthetics located in Kinston, NC
DR. SCOTT OFFERS OFFICE-BASED MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) WITH SUBOXONE to patients suffering with Opioid Dependency issues all over Eastern North Carolina. For over 10 years Dr. Scott has been helping struggling patients regain control of their lives and return to a normal healthy lifestyle. Her caring but no nonsense approach to treatment as well as the availability of counseling through our in-house counselor, or our online counseling partners, provides her patients a real opportunity to overcome their addiction issues quickly while giving them the ongoing support needed for success in the long term. If you or a family member is struggling with Opioid Dependency, please call today and let Dr. Scott help. You will be glad you did. DR. SCOTT IS NOW ACCEPTING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.
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:
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.