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what is the difference between chemical dependency and substance abuse

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Addiction: Substance abuse is the act of using a drug, both illegal drugs and prescription drugs, for purposes other than their intended use. Chemical dependenc ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can correctly diagnose your mental illness and help you get off the drugs you are addicted to. She can also prescribe the drugs that c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Try 12-Step Program: Short term goals in substance abuse recovery would include abstinence and creating a good support system to remain sober. Long term goals would be to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Short and Long Term: Short term goals in substance abuse recovery would include abstinence and creating a good support system to remain sober. Long term goals would be to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Try 12-Step Program: Short term goals in substance abuse recovery would include abstinence and creating a good support system to remain sober. Long term goals would be to ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Valium: No not in the USA - it would constitute a form of discrimination based on your health status. As long as you have the expertise and they like you they ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience in Pain Management
Ask: You can ask you physician, friends, family, local na groups, or do a search onliine. There are many resources out there to help you.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Older people: Substance abuse is found in older people, but many hide it. Alcohol abuse can be a big one, perhaps discovered when the partner who has been "coverin ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Look For Support: Fisrt make the decision that you want to stop and realize that you will need support. Find a 12-step program that addresses your particular substance ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
12 step programs: If you are in massachusetts you can come to my office on fridays. You can find help in 12 step programs. http://nami.org/ - national alliance for ment ... Read More

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