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Addiction Medicine services offered in Albany, NY

Do you struggle with addiction or substance abuse? As addiction medicine specialists, Dr. Lebarty and Dr. Nocera at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care in Colonie, New York, offer compassionate care and treatment to help you safely detox with a holistic approach that gives you lasting results. To book an in-person or telemedicine consultation, call or use the online scheduling tool today.
Addiction Medicine Q & A

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine aims to help prevent and treat all types of addictions. At CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care, the team has the expertise to help you detox from your addiction and pave the way for you to experience a successful, long-term recovery.

They provide evidence-based, comprehensive care with a whole-body approach, giving attention to your physical and mental health while also addressing the social challenges you might experience.

What does addiction medicine treat?

You can develop an addiction from many different substances, including:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Opioids (heroin, oxycodone, morphine, street fentanyl)
  • Stimulants (cocaine, crack, methamphetamines)
  • Barbiturates (tranquilizers)

The team can also help wean you off prescription medications or reduce your dosage as they monitor your progress.

When should I see an addiction medicine specialist?

You should see an addiction medicine specialist at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care when you:

  • Can’t resist your cravings
  • Need to increase your dosage amount to get the same high
  • Have withdrawal symptoms when you lessen or quit your substance
  • Pull back from work or family responsibilities
  • Choose drugs over recreational activities
  • Feel depressed when not abstaining from your substance
  • Feel irritable
  • Can’t control your emotions

If you experience physical symptoms like tremors or shaking when you stop taking your addictive substance, you most likely have an addiction and should see your provider at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care as soon as possible.

What addiction medicine treatments are available?

There are many integrative methods of care to treat addictions, including:

  • Support groups
  • Counseling
  • Pain management
  • Primary care

The team at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care uses Suboxone® as the main treatment method if you struggle with opiate abuse. Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone, which reduces your cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and the risk of overdose. 

With regular monitoring and therapy, the team works closely with you to help you manage a reduction in your use of problem opioids until your cravings, and all or most side effects from the withdrawal are gone. As medical professionals, they help you live a clean and healthy life.

If you’re ready for a comprehensive treatment program to help you overcome addiction, call the team at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care today, or book your consultation online to get the care you need.