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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Good Question: And controversial. Drug dependence starts as a choice to start and can become a disease because it causes impairment in function (the basic definition ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Maladaptive pattern: A web of deceit, cover-ups, and detachment from a sense of self escalate. Harmful consequences can be external (e.g., loss of employment, auto acciden ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Seek support: To get free you must completely surrender to the fact you can't stop by your self . That you do indeed have a terminal disease if left untreated. Seek ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Drug dependence: A psychological & /or physiologic addiction to a drug (prescription/ illicit or OTC).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: But you need to be sure you can handle the demands of any new job.
A female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Rest: Rest, physical therapy, ipobrufen, epidural steroids if indicated.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Hazelden's chicago drug rehab.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Habituation: In any physical dependence the body adapts and the withdrawal symptoms are the body responding to the lack of the substance. Because addictions cause ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Drug and alcohol : Addictions tend to have a strong hereditary component as well as a learned behavior. If you have grown up in a family that has a tendency to have dru ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Drug, alcohol addict: Some of us have adverse reaction to pain medications or alcohol use, while others find one or both extremely pleasurable, thus reinforcing continued a ... Read More
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