Substance Abuse and Substance Abuse Treatment in Oakton
Are you concerned that you may have a prescription drug addiction? Are you or someone you love regularly using a stronger drug? Do you want to change to safer opiates or stop taking them altogether through a patient detox or addiction therapy program from an addiction doctor?
Dr. David Allingham invites you to make an appointment as soon as possible so he can discuss which type of care your insurance company may approve.
With drug and alcohol detox offered by our addiction doctor at Oakton Primary Care, we administer one type of medication very similar to the drug you're using, but in tapering doses. This type of addiction therapy enables a safer, more comfortable experience. Here are some alternative prescriptions that we typically recommend:
- Suboxone is considered as a safe medication, with a similar chemical makeup to commonly abused opiates such as street heroin, oxycodone, Vicodin, OxyContin, Lortab, and Percocet.
- When we recommend Suboxone, we also monitor our patients and keep them as comfortable the first night using other medications like Clonidine to regular blood pressure, and a class of medications known as benzodiazepines.
- For aches and pains that accompany prescription drug withdrawal, we use simple over-the-counter medications like Tylenol and Motrin, as well as Imodium for upset stomachs and diarrhea.
Learn more about our substance abuse services in Oakton with an addiction doctor. Call 703-255-1190 or use our convenient Book an Appointment. Our patients come to us from Oakton, Great Falls, McLean, Middleburg, South Riding, Aldie, Potomac, Leesburg, Clifton, Fairfax Station and close-by areas in Arlington County and Loudon County.