Private Family Practice and Suboxone Specialists in Atlanta, GA
If you struggle with opioid addiction and want to break the habit, the experienced family medicine providers have an effective solution at iClinic Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. Isla Marrero, NP, and Ibrahim Opaleye, MD, offer Suboxone® medication to reduce symptoms of opiate addiction and withdrawal associated with using heroin or prescription painkillers. To learn more about Suboxone treatment and determine if addiction treatment is right for you, call the iClinic Atlanta office today or use the online booking tool.
Suboxone Treatment Q & A
What is Suboxone treatment?
Suboxone treatment at iClinic Atlanta uses a medication with strong potential to reduce unpleasant or painful symptoms of opiate withdrawal and addiction.
The medication, which consists of buprenorphine and naloxone, can reverse the negative side effects of short-acting opioids. If you struggle to break the cycle of opioid addiction, see the iClinic Atlanta team for an addiction treatment evaluation.
What are the symptoms of opioid addiction?
If you take prescription painkillers continuously or use heroin and aren’t able to stop, you might have an opioid addiction. Signs and symptoms of this type of addiction include:
- Feeling high
- Slowed breathing rate
- Poor coordination
- Increasing medication dosages
- Excessive mood swings
- Increased or decreased sleep
- Poor decision-making
- Appearing sedated
If you or a loved one suffers from opioid addiction, they might steal prescriptions, take higher-than-recommended doses, request early medication refills, seek opioid prescriptions from more than one doctor, or experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking the medicine.
What are the risk factors for opioid addiction?
Anybody can develop an opioid addiction, but certain factors increase your risk. Examples include past addictions, family history of substance abuse, peer pressure, a social environment with drug use, lack of knowledge about prescription drug use, and easy access to prescription pain medications. Opioid addiction commonly occurs in teens and young adults.
How does my provider diagnose opioid addiction?
To diagnose opioid addiction and determine if addiction treatment with Suboxone is right for you, your iClinic Atlanta provider reviews your symptoms, medication and drug history, lifestyle habits, and medical history. They also look for physical signs and symptoms of addiction or withdrawal. Urine or blood tests can detect certain drugs within your body.
How does Suboxone treatment work?
If you struggle with opioid addiction and your provider recommends Suboxone treatment, take Suboxone as prescribed by your doctor to stop using opioids without severe withdrawal symptoms. Use the medication exactly as prescribed, and tell your doctor if you take any other medicines.
Addiction treatment with Suboxone can significantly increase your chance of successfully breaking opioid addiction. Follow up with your doctor regularly to ensure the treatment is working as it's designed.
Don’t let a prescription painkiller or heroin addiction destroy your quality of life and increase your risk of overdose or other medical problems. Schedule an addiction treatment consultation with the experts at iClinic Atlanta by phone or book online to find out if Suboxone treatment is right for you.