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How can I effectively treat addiction without rehab?

How can I effectively treat addiction without rehab?

Self help : Programs are everywhere and for almost every type of addiction . Find a 12 step program that addresses your drug of choice or behavior that is the problem. ...Read more

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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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What are some self improvement techniques that a drug/alcohol addict can try on his own to overcome addiction? Without rehab

What are some self improvement techniques that a drug/alcohol addict can try on his own to overcome addiction? Without rehab

Alcohol and Drugs: I commend you for wanting to be sober and drug free. Be honest with yourself: what Alcohol and Drugs (Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Narcotics) have done to your Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Financial and Spiritual health. Do not be victim of your impulse, urge and cravings to use Alcohol and Drugs. Attend AA and NA Meetings, have a Sponsor See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation ...Read more

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Can someone overcome repeat drug addiction without going to rehab?

Can someone overcome repeat drug addiction without going to rehab?

Sometimes: Overcoming addiction is a process and not a place. You have to certainly detox off of your addicting substances, of course. But you really need to change the people that you hang out with and frequenting the places that your get your drugs. It is possible to do. Many patients benefit from suboxone for opioid withdrawal avoidance. It can be done diy but it realies a lot more on your determination. ...Read more

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What is drug rehab programs do to cure someones addiction to illegal drugs?

What is drug rehab programs do to cure someones addiction to illegal drugs?

Therapy: They provide medications to help keep people from having seizures, or other adverse withdrawal effects, but also treating their psychiatric illness, and providing therapy and 12 step programs to help people in their recovery from addiction. ...Read more

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Could rehab stop drug addiction?

Could rehab stop drug addiction?

Yes: Do you think that if it didn't, anybody would go to it? However, unlike other medical treatments where success depends on the skill of the doctors/nurses and the effectiveness of medication, success in rehabilitation has more to do with how motivated you are, what resources are available to you, and how long you stay involved in treatment. Overall success can be as high as 90% in some groups. ...Read more

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Is there rehab for nicotine addiction?

Nicotine addiction: This is one of most challenging rehab. It can be treated outpatient thru your pcp, and usually alcohol & illicit substance treatment programs have rehab programs for smoke sessation. ...Read more

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How can I help a friend who's been to rehab 3 times and still hasn't help her drug addiction

How can I help a friend who's been to rehab 3 times and still hasn't help her drug addiction

3 treatments: One of the most common causes of drug addiction treatment failure is treating the co existing disease such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders etc. The latter exist in greater than 60 percent with addiction and the second most common cause of failure is that patients stop medications helping them contain their anxiety. Treatment compliance is a big challenge for recovering patients. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm looking for a rehabilitation house for alcohol addiction. What are benefit doing recovery?

Unsure I understand?: You can find lists of recovery programs, residential facilities and half-way houses online but using google, bing or any search engine. If you have a psychiatrist or mental health professional working with you (which I would advise) they can tell you of programs in your area. The benefits are not alienating everyone you know, maintaining your life/health, keeping your job and your self-respect. ...Read more

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Is rehab necessary for addiction treatment, or can I do it myself?

Depends: There are many options for treating addictions. There is aa or na meetings, there is outpatient rehab where you would go to rehab but still work and stay at home. Medications can help for some addictions. So there is lots of help and you don't have to do it alone. If you feel your addiction is severe and you have the resources, in patient rehab is an excellent option, its a great headstart. ...Read more

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Can someone overcome drug addiction at home without going to rehab?

Mutual support helps: If you are concerned about being an addict, you might want to consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. Find a meeting at their web site: http://www.Na.Org/. ...Read more

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Is it possible to commit an adult to rehab for mental illness & drug addiction when they wont?

Is it possible to commit an adult to rehab for mental illness & drug addiction when they wont?

Involuntary commit: All states have provisions for involuntary commitments of patients who are a danger to themselves, eg suicide, or to others. If this is the case call 911. ...Read more

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What happens if i go to rehab for a opiate addiction will they try take me off of my other meds?

Detox vs rehab: Depends on program. Some will want to detox you from all addicting meds, most will appreciate that meds like Klonopin (clonazepam) need more gradual taper. You should ask first. Most programs recognize the need to treat coexisting depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, but would select meds that are less prone to abuse. Discuss with rehab program and ask if they have a consulting psychiatrist. Rehab is mostly done outpt now and realize pts can't stop all meds. ...Read more

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How long on average, does it take someone to break a crack cocaine addiction in rehabilitation?

How long on average, does it take someone to break a crack cocaine addiction in rehabilitation?

It Depends: It depends on many factors, like how long the person used the crack, how often, how much each time and if there's a family history. Also, the support system at home plays an important role. It would be , for example, nearly impossible to quit it one's spouse also used. Attending support group meetings is beneficial. One usually gets out of treatment, what one puts into treatment. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could rehab deal with a benadryl/xanax addiction?

Yes: Xanax of course if a well known substance of abuse. However, the addiction Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not unheard of and is dealt with at any reputable substance abuse center or by any professional with experience dealing with the myriad presentations of addiction. ...Read more

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My family want me to be admitted for drug addiction. Would/should I go to inpatient psych ward or residential rehab?

My family want me to be admitted for drug addiction. Would/should I go to inpatient psych ward or residential rehab?

Likely: If this is truly for mainly drug addiction, you'd unlikely be admitted to an inpatient hospital psychiatric unit, as these are more so focused on addressing acute psychiatric illnesses like life threatening depression or destabilized bipolar disease. If you have an associated psychiatric illness, you may seek out dual diagnosis programs, in addition to inpatient vs intensive day addiction program ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more