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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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Addiction Medicine (Overview)

Drug abuse and pain management. Many different specialists may focus in this area, including psychiatrists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, and occupational medicine. Complex area, as this could involve rehab, drug withdrawal, and ultimate revision of medicines and treatment. Could include focus on opioids, recreational drugs such as marijuana or cocaine, but in some cases alcohol and/or valium.


Dr. Robert Grindstaff
121 doctors shared insights

Addiction Medicine (Overview)

Drug abuse and pain management. Many different specialists may focus in this area, including psychiatrists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, and occupational medicine. Complex area, as this could involve rehab, drug withdrawal, and ultimate revision of medicines and treatment. Could include focus on opioids, recreational drugs such as marijuana or cocaine, but in some cases alcohol and/or valium.


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What is the definition or description of: addiction medicine?

What is the definition or description of: addiction medicine?

Docs specializing in: Drug abuse and pain management. Many different specialists may focus in this area, including psychiatrists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, and occupational medicine. Complex area, as this could involve rehab, drug withdrawal, and ultimate revision of medicines and treatment. Could include focus on opioids, recreational drugs such as marijuana or cocaine, but in some cases alcohol and/or valium. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
1 hrs, every other day for 3 months
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
once
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What do addiction medicine specialists earn in australia?

What do addiction medicine specialists earn in australia?

Australia: A bit more than here, especially loving tenents, due to demand. ...Read more

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Addiction medicine = pain management?

Addiction medicine = pain management?

No: Two completely different specialities but closely connected. Addiction does not only mean to pain medications. ...Read more

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Addiction medicine or pain management?

Addiction medicine or pain management?

For what: If you are addicted to pain medications see an addiction specialist. If you have pain see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a american college program for addiction medicine?

Is there a american college program for addiction medicine?

See brloe: Abam had certified 10 addiction residencies. There are also fellowships amd a sub-spevislty of psych called addiction psychiatry. However, you will not find addiction medicine at an undergraduate level. There are courses in addiction but not often taught by doctors. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more