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Walter Aaron

Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr. Walter Aaron is a top Addiction Medicine Specialist in Erie, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Walter Aaron is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Walter Aaron is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Walter Aaron is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Erie, PA, Dr. Walter Aaron is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
28 years Experience
Walter Aaron
  • Erie, PA
  • Mercyhurst Unvversity
  • Not accepting new patients

Went from pill addiction to suboxone addiction- what can I do?

An opiate addiction changes the physical structure of your brain. People who are not addicted to opiates have a certain number of opioid receptors in the brain, and these receptors READ MORE
An opiate addiction changes the physical structure of your brain. People who are not addicted to opiates have a certain number of opioid receptors in the brain, and these receptors are normally activated by endogenous neural endorphin chemicals. When you take a drug like heroin or an opiate medication, you saturate these opioid receptors in the brain and create euphoria. All opiate users develop a tolerance to the effects of opiates (needing increasing doses just to feel the same high) because the brain responds to the regular use of opiates by sprouting increasing numbers of opiate receptors. With more receptors present, you need to take a higher dose to saturate these receptors as completely. If your opioid receptors are not sufficiently activated, you feel increased sensations of pain, dysphoria and other symptoms (the opposite feelings of an opiate high). Problematically, once you have an increased number of opioid receptors in the brain, normal levels of brain chemicals cannot sufficiently activate all of these receptors and without supplementing normal levels of brain chemicals with drugs, you feel sick. You reach a state whereby without the continuous use of opiate drugs, you go into opiate withdrawal. The buprenorphine in Suboxone or Subutex can fill and activate opioid receptors in the brain. Once you activate these receptors sufficiently, you stop feeling opiate withdrawal.

Are there any medicines to treat addictive tendencies?

The ensuing decision to act is made on the basis of beliefs that rely heavily on previous experiences, personal and cultural background, and the information that is perceived by READ MORE
The ensuing decision to act is made on the basis of beliefs that rely heavily on previous experiences, personal and cultural background, and the information that is perceived by the sensory organs. Patients with anxiety disorders appear to process information about a supposedly dangerous situation with more focused attention compared with individuals without the disorder. Accurate decision-making regarding beliefs is obscured by a flood of details, which leads to catastrophic thinking and indecision.