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A 39-year-old member asked:

i heard that most of the people who go to rehab end up using drugs again. is that right?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Drug rehab failures: Different centers have different failure rates, but nationally close to 90% of those who did rehab will return to the poisons that led them there. Success depends how much the person wants to,succeed, eliminating contact with those who sold you, or shared the experience, and committing yourself,to a 12 step,program with a sponsor, and baby steps ( 1day at a time) will help,you win the battle.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How long is the rehabilitation period?

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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Rheumatology 38 years experience
Rehabilitation: This is an interesting question since there is no reason that rehab is needed given in the question. If the question is about joint replacement surgery the duration of recovery is variable depending on the joint involved, recovery from knee replacement is usually harder and longer than hip surgery. The physical condition before surgery and individual motivation affect rehab more than anything.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I need rehab, but I can't afford it. Is there anywhere I can turn for help?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Rehab: Best to regularly go to aa meetings several times per week and ask for help.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I need rehab, who can I call?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
PCP or rehab dr: First see your primary doctor to see if you need inpatient or outpatient rehab. If due to a specific cause like a broken bone, you could also see your orthopedic surgeon e.g. These doctors may then refer you to a rehabilitation doctor who specializes in evaluating patients for rehab and determining the proper setting, rehab plan, and duration. You may or may not need inpatient rehab admission.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

When is an injured worker entitled to receive vocational rehabilitation benefits?

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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See explanation: You served on or after september 16, 1940 and •your service-connected disabilities (scd) are rated at least 20% disabling by va and •you need vocational rehabilitation to overcome an employment handicap and • it has been less than 12 years since va notified you of your qualified scd.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What can my family do to help me with stroke rehabilitation?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Be supportive: Physical and especially psychological support is essential. They may help taking some or even all the responsibilities you used to take care of, while you are returning back to normal. They may actually help you taking care of some personal care. They may assist with physical/occupational therapy, massage, administering medications, making appointments, helping with mobility etc.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
agree! A good support system is of paramount importance in the recovery from a cerebrovascular accident(CVA or stroke).
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