Addiction Recovery Treatment in Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT Opioid & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
DOCS Urgent Care provides expert opioid & alcohol treatment to the residents of Stamford. Our board-certified health providers and licensed practitioners provide the highest-quality care. We accept insurance from all providers.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
DOCS URGENT CARE – STAMFORD
2001 W Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
What to Know About Addiction Recovery Treatment
Who should seek treatment?
Those who are finding it difficult to fight addiction alone may benefit from the assistance of DOCS Urgent Care of Stamford. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes one to become dependant on certain substances. Breaking an unhealthy habit of substance use, especially opioid use, can be difficult to do alone. DOCS Urgent Care of Stamford can help.
Treatment options include the potential use of Vivitrol or Suboxone.
Vivitrol is a one a month, non-addictive, medicine that is used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. It is an extended-release form of naltrexone that can be administered by one of our medical professionals at DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford.
After each dose, Vivitrol acts as an opioid agonist that blocks opioid receptors in the brain in order to help prevent relapse. When combined with social support and behavioral counselling, this medication is capable of decreasing opioid dependence, and lessening cravings.*
Side effects of Vivitrol may include: nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, headaches, dizziness, painful joints, decreased appetite, cold symptoms, trouble sleeping, toothaches, or muscle cramps. For additional information on the potential side effects and safe use of Vivitrol see here.
Suboxone Sublingual Film is a prescription medicine used to treat opioid addiction. The active ingredients in Suboxone are buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is best used in combination with psychosocial therapy, as well as counselling.
The buprenorphine in Suboxone works to curb opioid addiction and cravings in the brain by occupying opioid receptors without producing the euphoric effects or respiratory distress typical of opioids.*
Suboxone should not be used in conjunction with any form of opioid. Talk to your physician about the potential benefits of, and risk of side effects associated with, Suboxone. For more information on the possible side effects of Suboxone, visit here.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
At the start of your treatment, be sure to inform your DOCS Urgent Care physician about any current or past liver problems, use of illicit drugs, bleeding disorders like hemophilia, current or past kidney problems, any life-altering medical conditions, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the near future. During this interviewing process, your healthcare provider in Stamford will ask you additional questions to help determine whether or not Vivitrol or Suboxone are right for you.
DOCS Urgent Care is a large network of clinics that aims to offer the best in affordable health care. Our clinic in Stamford is just one of many that offers high-quality healthcare given by professional-board certified physicians and practitioners.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary by individual patient or need. DOCS Urgent Care does not guarantee certain results. Treatment and continuation of therapy is at the discretion of the provider pending lab results and patient consultation.
Addiction Recovery Treatment in Stamford When You Need It
DOCS Urgent Care – Stamford, is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified physicians. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services.