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what dr from prime treat substance abuse?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Substance abuse : There are doctors who specialize in addiction medicine. There are clinics which provide that care. They are two types, hospital-based and private. They are found in all major cities.

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Should someone who uses a drug on a daily basis seek out substance abuse treatment?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Yes: It is better to get help there might be options you are not aware of that might benefit plus you would get counseling and be involved in a support group.
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It depends on the drug. You didn't specify if this is a "legal" or prescribed drug. What exactly do you mean or to which drug are you referring ?
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If you have had any problems with substance abuse in the past are you allowed to fly planes?

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Yes: Employers are not allowed by federal law to discriminate due to past substance abuse.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?

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Absolutely: Absolutely. You don't have to use or abuse alcohol or drugs to be a substance abuse counselor. Your talent to understand and help people with addiction is what it counts.
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I am 49 y/o substance abuse counselor. I want a different life full of real fun?

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Move, go to school: Being a substance abuse counselor is a highly stressful, thankless, but highly needed occupation. You are no doubt burned out. Try night school classes, take a lengthy vacation and consider moving to a new location. Your effectiveness as a counselor is bound to suffer if you are unhappy. But many options exist if you take a stab at them.
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What are the early signs of substance abuse?

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Depends: There are different substances which are used and abused ranging from cigarettes, alcohol, prescription narcotics and of course illicit drugs! if the question is being asked there is a good chance abuse is involved! symptoms depend on the substance.

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