Addiction Medicine

Addiction Medicine services offered in Brevard, NC

Addiction Medicine

If you struggle with an addiction and need professional assistance overcoming it, see the experts at Davidson River Recovery in Brevard, North Carolina. Thomas Lindsay, MD, and Nancy Long, FNP, provide addiction medicine with a primary focus on opioid dependency treatment using buprenorphine medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by phone or request one online today to learn more about your options.

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine treatment at Davidson River Recovery uses various methods to help you overcome addictions. Common things that may cause addictions include alcohol, opioids, nicotine, sex, and gambling. Examples of opioids include:

  • Heroin
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Methadone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Hydrocodone

Addiction medicine helps reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, muscle aches, sweating, and shaking.

If you’re unable to break an addiction on your own, the Davidson River Recovery providers are here to help you and offer medical interventions that diminish cravings. They offer both in-person and telehealth options.

What are the signs of an addiction?

Signs of addictions, particularly substance misuse, include:

  • Withdrawal symptoms when not taking opioids
  • Higher incidence of accidents
  • Needing more and more of a substance
  • Cravings for harmful substances
  • Poor decision-making
  • Poor job or school performance
  • Trouble with the law
  • Diminished interpersonal relationships
  • Feeling high

If these or other symptoms of substance dependency hinder your quality of life, see an addiction specialist for an evaluation.

Is addiction medicine right for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for addiction medicine, your Davidson River Recovery provider discusses your symptoms, medical history, use of addictive substances, medications, and more. You might need urine testing, blood tests, or other diagnostic tests. Davidson River Recovery also offers comprehensive psychotherapy evaluations that assess your mental health.

What can I expect during addiction medicine treatment?

Davidson River Recovery provides numerous addiction medicine treatments, including:

Lifestyle change counseling

Your provider counsels you about making lifestyle changes that can help you overcome an addiction and optimize your physical and mental well-being.

® management

Suboxone is a medicine containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It helps you break opioid dependence. You simply dissolve a sublingual film under your tongue for the medicine to work properly. It helps reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Sublocade® treatment

Sublocade is an injection containing extended-release buprenorphine. Your specialist administers it to reduce opioid withdrawal. 


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other therapies that help you break an addiction long-term and reduce depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns.

Your addiction medicine specialist customizes each treatment to your personalized needs and follows up with you to ensure effective, long-term results. They can alter your treatment whenever needed.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth consultation at Davidson River Recovery by phone or request one online today.