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A 24-year-old male asked:

i can't stop abusing pres. drugs. i'd like to see a doc that specializes in chemical dependency, who understands me and give proper meds but i don't know how to find one around here. i feel hopeless?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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 can hlp you if your addiction is due to bipolar illness or other illnesses. Do not give up, do not over dose, and keep looking for a psychiatrist that can help you. Call your doctor for a referral.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Serious: Glad you're asking for help. Ask your physician, your local er, your state medical society, for names of doctors that can help you. You can call 1-888-895-2719 to reach a drug abuse helpline. Good luck!
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Detoxification: You will need to find a local detoxification center that will have specialized physicians to assist in the weaning process. You can contact a general doctor for a referral or an online search. It is normal to feel helpless when going through trying times though can be a sign of depression. After detox and you continue to feel depressed or hopeless i would recommend an evaluation for depression.
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Rehab center: You need to get into a rehab program. Find one in your area. Government funded programs are also available.

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