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Knowing Your Options When it Comes to Dealing with Substance Abuse and Addiction

Knowing Your Options When It Comes To Dealing With Substance Abuse And Addiction

If you or your family member is dealing with substance abuse or addiction issues, then it can sometimes feel like there is no help available in today’s world. But it’s important to realize that despite what you may see or feel, there are actually many viable options for those dealing with addiction. Here are just a few of the ways in which you can explore treatment options so you can start the road to recovery and the return to a life that is free of the weight of addiction and substance abuse.

Speak to a Family Practice Doctor

Depending on the nature of your addiction, it may be necessary to visit an urgent care center right away. Of course, if you’re experiencing any sort of serious symptoms as a result of substance abuse or anything else, then urgent care may be your only option. But in other cases, it may be the appropriate choice to speak to your family practice doctor about finding more specific treatments or centers that focus on addiction specifically. Though it may be hard to open up at first, most people find that by just taking the first step to speak with a doctor about their addiction issues is an incredibly powerful move in the right direction.

Find the Right Urgent Care Clinic

When comes to treating addictions and other problems with substance abuse, the nature of the drug will dictate the type of detox and urgent care you should seek out. But in any case, it’s never a good idea to wait around for problems to get worse. For example, when it comes to drugs like heroin, which have a shorter half-life, and are shorter-acting, withdrawal symptoms can begin 6-12 hours after the last dose. With longer acting drugs such as methadone, LAAM, or buprenorphine, symptoms may take anywhere from 1-2 days to present. However the addiction presents itself, it’s important to seek out the right urgent care doctor that can begin the detox process and offer the type of treatment that is needed to get you or your loved one free of addiction. It can seem impossible to find the right help, but you shouldn’t give up. You’re not alone and there are plenty of urgent care centers out there to help you with the detoxing process.

Whether you or your loved one are dealing with addiction or substance abuse problems, it’s a good idea to know that you have many options for finding high-quality dependable treatment. At Peace Medical we have a knowledgeable medical staff that has years of experience in treating patients with addiction problems of all sorts and levels of severity. No matter how bad your problem may seem, we would love to help you take the first steps toward recovery. Getting back to life on your own terms is all within your power when you make the positive changes that lead to forward motion. We’re here to help you along the way. Get in touch with us today for more information.

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