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what do you recommend for narcotic abuse?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Medical treatment: The longer the narcotic abuse goes on, the harder it is to quit. You may need inpatient detox under medical supervision. Can also seek help from narcotics anonymous or other support group. They often have resources and suggestions.
Answered on Mar 19, 2014
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Treatment: Depending on the extent and duration inpatient treatment may be the best option. Outpatient treatment with Suboxone may be an option.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Desire to stop: Complex issue here. Narcotic abuse can encompass opiates, benzodiazepines(valium), alcohol, cannabis to name a few. The first is a desire to stop, which may include getting professional help. A free service is narcotics anonymous, meetings occur nearly everywhere. Rehab can work but may be expensive. An 'addictionologist" can make some good recommendations.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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