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Addiction Treatment Specialist

Faith Medical Center, P.C. -  - Internal Medicine

Faith Medical Center, P.C.

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Charlotte, NC & Mooresville, NC

If you struggle with dependence on alcohol or drugs, you’re not alone. More than 20 million Americans over the age of 12 are living with addiction. At Faith Medical Center, in Charlotte and Mooresville, North Carolina, the team of compassionate health care experts provides customized addiction treatment to help you recover and regain control of your life. If you’re ready to make positive changes in your life, call Faith Medical Center or make an appointment online today.

Addiction Treatment Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is a brain disorder that causes intense cravings for substances such as alcohol or drugs like opioids. The cravings can lead to increasingly destructive and impulsive decisions and behaviors as your desire to acquire, and use the substance, overtake other needs. Over time, addiction negatively impacts your relationships and performance at work or school.

Some of the common signs of addiction include:

  • Intrusive and pervasive thoughts about alcohol, opioids, or other substances
  • Feeling like you can’t have a good time without substances
  • Feeling like you need a substance to feel normal
  • Trying to stop using alcohol or drugs but failing
  • Lying or stealing to get the drugs or alcohol you crave
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Addiction changes your brain function, decreasing your impulse control and affecting the regions of your brain responsible for decision-making and judgment. These changes make it even more challenging for you to control your desire for a substance.

How can a doctor help me with addiction?

 

Most addictions begin with wanting to feel better. Whether you want to numb pain with opioids or have a good time drinking alcohol with friends, most people don’t try a substance with the intention of developing an addiction and having their cravings take over their lives.

The doctors and health team at Faith Medical Center offer treatments to reduce your cravings and withdrawal symptoms as well as address the underlying issues that led to substance misuse in the first place. Your provider talks to you about your substance abuse and creates a treatment plan that combines medication to help you stop using alcohol, opioids, or other substances with other treatments and therapies to treat the pain or another issue that contributed to your substance abuse.

What should I expect during addiction treatment?

Faith Medical Center highly customizes addiction treatment. However, most patients benefit from a combination of medicine and other therapies. You will need to be honest with your provider about your use and your lifestyle and be ready to commit to making the changes necessary to heal your brain and your body. Addiction treatments aren’t always easy, but your provider will support you at every step of your journey toward recovery.

If you’re ready to improve your health and recover from addiction, call Faith Medical Center or schedule a consultation online today.