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Suboxone Doctors in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Suboxone Program

Sometimes called a substance use disorder, addiction is a complex medical condition. Characterized by compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences, addiction often involves changes in the brain's reward system.

When certain substances are used, they trigger a release of dopamine in the brain's reward system, which can lead to intense feelings of pleasure. With continued use, the brain adjusts to these surges of dopamine by producing less of it, which can lead to a person needing to use more of the substance to experience the same pleasure. This cycle can lead to dependence and, ultimately, addiction.

However, just like other chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, addiction can be managed successfully. With the right treatment and support, individuals can navigate the path to recovery and regain control of their lives. And that's where our Suboxone program comes in.

At Family Medicine of SayeBrook, we understand the personal struggle that comes with opioid addiction, and we know how overwhelming it can feel to seek help. Guided by Dr. McCarthy, who is board-certified in addiction medicine, our Suboxone program offers a comprehensive approach to treating opioid use disorder.

Remember, seeking treatment isn't a sign of weakness, but a testament to your strength and desire for a healthier future. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. McCarthy today and experience the transformative effects of our Suboxone program.


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Substance Abuse Rehab at Family Medicine of SayeBrook

How Our Suboxone Program Works

Medication-assisted drug addiction therapy is a treatment approach that utilizes medication, such as Suboxone, to address opioid use disorder. Suboxone is a combination of two active ingredients: buprenorphine and naloxone.

Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, alleviates withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings by acting on the brain's opioid receptors. It does not trigger the euphoria or dangerous side effects associated with full opioid agonists, like heroin or prescription painkillers, making it a safer alternative.

Naloxone, on the other hand, is an opioid antagonist, also known as an "opioid blocker." It helps prevent misuse by inducing withdrawal symptoms if Suboxone is injected or otherwise used in a way not prescribed by a doctor.

When used as part of an integrated treatment plan, Suboxone can help individuals by reducing opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings. This combination gives patients a chance to focus on their recovery without the continuous struggle of trying to manage withdrawal symptoms.

At Family Medicine of SayeBrook, we are steadfast in our commitment to providing personalized and comprehensive care to individuals grappling with opioid use disorder. Dr. McCarthy's expertise in Addiction Medicine, especially in transitioning patients to Suboxone, makes him an invaluable resource on your path to recovery.

Our team's dedication goes beyond merely managing the addiction; we aim to rehabilitate our patients' health, restore their confidence, and equip them with the tools needed to maintain a drug-free life. Remember, you are not alone in this journey. We're here to support you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets your substance abuse treatment program apart from other addiction treatment centers?

At Family Medicine of SayeBrook, we take a personalized and comprehensive approach to treating opioid use disorder. Our program is led by Dr. McCarthy, who is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and has extensive experience in medication-assisted drug addiction therapy. We understand that every individual's journey through addiction is unique, and our program is tailored to meet your specific needs.

What should I expect at my first appointment?

During your first appointment, we will ask about your medical history, including your addiction and treatment history. We may also conduct lab tests to get an overview of your physical health. Dr. McCarthy will then discuss all aspects of our Suboxone program with you and determine the best course of action for your recovery.

Which insurance plans do you accept?

We accept a number of insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Medicare, and more. For a full list of accepted insurances, please visit our Insurance page. If you do not see your insurance listed or are unsure if we accept your plan, please call the number on your insurance card for verification.

How can I get started with a Suboxone doctor in my area?

Getting started with Family Medicine of SayeBrook is easy! You can request an appointment by filling out our easy-to-use online form, or give our office a call at (843) 293-8850. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help schedule your first visit with one of our experienced family medicine doctors. We look forward to seeing you!

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