Suboxone Specialist

Neu Urgent Care

Urgent Care & Addiction Medicine located in Hazel Park, MI

About 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose daily. If you struggle with opioid addiction, Suboxone® is a medication that helps you get through withdrawal and prevent relapse. At Neu Urgent Care, Eric J. Greenberg, MD, specializes in addiction medicine and offers recovery treatment with Suboxone to restore your emotional and physical health. To gain control over your opioid addiction, call the Hazel Park, Michigan, office to schedule a same-day, confidential consultation, make an appointment online, or simply walk into the clinic today.

Suboxone

What are opioids?

Opioids are legal and illegal drugs that act on the opioid receptors of your brain, blocking pain signals and creating a relaxing, euphoric state. Opioid medications are effective at relieving pain, but, unfortunately, they’re also highly addictive. 

Some of the most common opioid medications include:

  • Morphine 
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin®) 
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana®)

Heroin is an illegal opioid derived from morphine. 

What are the signs of opioid use disorder?

If you notice these signs in yourself or a family member, it could indicate an addiction to opioids:

  • Inability to control how much or how often you use the drug
  • Spending a lot of time and money obtaining the drug
  • Needing increasingly more of the drug for the same effect
  • Failure to meet obligations or work responsibilities
  • Engaging in risky behavior under the influence
  • Inability to stop using the drug

Opioid addiction usually causes withdrawal symptoms when you stop using the drug. Opioid withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Depression or irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

Withdrawal from opioid use disorder may be mild, moderate, or severe.

How is opioid addiction treated?

Dr. Greenberg at Neu Urgent Care is a compassionate physician who specializes in the treatment of opioid use disorder. He designs effective recovery plans customized to the needs of the individual patient. 

Your personal plan may include behavioral counseling, medication to treat withdrawal symptoms, and long-term follow-up care. For many cases of opioid addiction, Dr. Greenberg recommends the medication Suboxone® to address opioid withdrawal and help prevent relapse. 

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a medicine that is FDA approved to treat opioid addiction. Suboxone works by combining buprenorphine and naloxone. 

Buprenorphine is known as a partial opioid agonist. It works on opioid receptors in a way that’s similar to stronger opioids without causing a state of euphoria, or “high.” This prevents you from experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone blocks opioid receptors so you can’t get high from standard opioids while you’re taking Suboxone. 

Suboxone helps make it easier for you to transition off of stronger opioids. Once you’re past the withdrawal period, Dr. Greenberg helps you gradually wean off of Suboxone. Eventually, you’ll be free from needing any type of opioid, so you can regain control over your life and personal relationships.

Don’t wait to get help for opioid use disorder. Call Neu Urgent Care to schedule a confidential, same-day consultation, make an appointment online, or simply walk into the clinic today.