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Can there be addiction support groups for chronic pain patients?

Can there be addiction support groups for chronic pain patients?

Depends: There seems to be a confusion in your mind about physical dependence and addiction. Addiction is psychological dependence on the substance not for controlling the pain but feeling good. Pain is not the issue in such cases and usually illegal means employed to obtain the substance. For such persons there are detox clinics followed by support group. If you obtain opioids for pain, no need for group. ...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


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Are there support groups for drug addiction?

Are there support groups for drug addiction?

Yes: You can go to the nearest 12 step program and pick a sponsor who had similar issues as yours. ...Read more

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What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

12 steps: I love 12 step programs - the neutral one is positive anonymous 12 step program - any 12 step program would work. ...Read more

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I have cancer and i'm finding it really hard to cope with mentally and physically...I have tried support groups etc but they don't help what can I do?

I have cancer and i'm finding it really hard to cope with mentally and physically...I have tried support groups etc but they don't help what can I do?

I would consider: Seeing a psychiatrist. Using medication to help your brain is likely indicated. Therapy is important but for moderate to severe depression, medication with psycotherapy is the most helpful. Mention sleep dysfunction, daytime energy and pain to your doc, these are all easy to treat; hang in there. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for pick's disease?

Are there support groups for pick's disease?

See below: These websites below might serve as a starting point. Good luck! http://www.Ftdsg.Org/index.Htm__ http://www.Theaftd.Org/. ...Read more

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Chronic pain support groups?

See below: Here are some websites. I hope you find some relief! http://www.Theacpa.Org/33/supportgroups.Aspx http://chronic-pain.Supportgroups.Com/ http://www.Dailystrength.Org/c/chronic-pain/support-group. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for blind vets?

Are there support groups for blind vets?

Yes: Check with your va and with the organization 'disabled american veterans' for help and support. Your local organizations for the blind and poorly sighted can also help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more