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When an addiction to prescription medications, alcohol, narcotics, or other substances takes over your life, specialist rehabilitation can offer a lifeline. Aaron Rosenberg, MD, at Lotus Direct Care in Mequon, Wisconsin, offers compassionate, non-judgmental support and treatment for a comprehensive range of addictions. Find out how the team can help you overcome addiction by calling the office or using the online form to book an appointment today.

Lotus Direct Care

Direct Primary Care Clinic located in Mequon, WI

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?


Addiction is the most severe form of substance use disorder (SUD), a complex condition where you crave a certain substance regardless of the harmful consequences.

If you have an addiction, your ability to function at work and home diminishes because of your obsession with the substance. People with addictions can lose their jobs, families, and homes yet still be unable to break free from their cravings.

What substances can trigger addiction?


The substances that are the most common triggers of addiction include:

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco

  • Marijuana

  • Hallucinogens like PCP and LSD

  • Inhalants such as glue and paint thinners

  • Prescription opioid painkillers like oxycodone

  • Illegal opioids like heroin

  • Sedatives and tranquilizers

  • Stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine


At Lotus Direct Care, the team has been helping people find their way through addiction and reclaim their lives. They work with you to understand why your addiction has taken hold.

What causes addiction?


The root cause of addiction is often a combination of factors such as mental health issues, environment, genes, and circumstances.

Lotus Direct Care aims to understand what pushes you to continue to use harmful substances. They believe that what drives addiction is an attempt to cope with stress, which can take many forms.

The common theme seems to be that people are trying to cope with life's challenges as best they can but get caught in a cycle of causing long-term harm and gaining only short-term relief. 

Every person's stressors and sources of addiction are different, so at Lotus Direct Care, the team starts with your foundation. They work with you at that level allows them to understand your coping mechanisms and adapts your thinking and behavior to help you manage without resorting to substance abuse. 

What treatments are available for addiction?


Lotus Direct Care focuses on using medication as a bridge to get you to a point where you can cope with life without relying on harmful substances.

They treat all types of addiction using evidenced-based medical approaches alongside referrals for appropriate counseling.

Alcohol abuse


Multiple medical strategies are often necessary for managing alcohol use disorder. Whether you want to stop drinking or would just like to cut down, Lotus Direct Care can help. When you're ready to quit, they offer treatment with medications such as VIVITROL® (injectable naltrexone), acamprosate, disulfiram, and oral naltrexone.

Opioid addiction


Lotus Direct Care uses Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone), SUBLOCADE® (extended-release buprenorphine), and VIVITROL (naltrexone) for opioid addiction.

They focus on treating underlying mental and physical health problems along with medication, as conditions like depression and anxiety need to be addressed to enable you to overcome an addiction.

If you're ready to conquer your addiction, call Lotus Direct Care or book an appointment online today.

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