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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

Addiction: Aa & na groups, also deterrents such as antabuse, (disulfiram) campral, zyban, etc., depending on the type of substances used. ...Read more

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Best treatment plan for hemmroids?

Best treatment plan for hemmroids?

Fiber, water, exam: Most people with hemorrhoid symptoms get better by increasing their fiber intake (think metamucil!) and water too. Fiber and fluid work best together. Hemorrhoids get worse with either hard stools and straining or looser more frequent stools. Mom was right about the veggies and fruits. Not too much caffeine. But also get examined by a doctor- be sure it is hemorrhoids and not another concern. ...Read more

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What is the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery?

What is the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery?

Mind, body, spirit: Holistic treatment would provide what the individual needs in order to withdraw from the addictive agent, and change the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual environment in which the addiction formed. Detox, relaxation, meditation, prayer, 12step programs, nutrition, exercise, psychotherapy, acupuncture, medications might all be used in some cases. ...Read more

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Will undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse also get rid of the person's smoking habit?

Will undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse also get rid of the person's smoking habit?

Addiction=addiction: Addiction treatment centers used to not address smoking. Many people still resist being asked to stop smoking when they stop drinking or using other drugs. However it lights up the same reward pathways in the brain. Many treatment programs now strongly encourage quitting smoking @ the same time. It is a good idea. Those that continue to smoke have higher rates of relapse to the other substance. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for alcohol withdrawal?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for alcohol withdrawal?

This is up to YOU: There is no easy treatment for alcoholism. This disease is more common than you think. The first step towards recovery is as simple as you deciding you are ready. Seek help, support, and camaraderie from others (who have been there) in a group, such as aa. If 12 steps are not for you there are plenty of other options (save our selves, lifering, women for sobriety). Make the call, and good luck! ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for alcohol abuse?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for alcohol abuse?

Best is not fast: There is no "best and fast" treatment for alcohol abuse. The treatment is to quit, often in a medical detox facility, and then join a support group such as aa or celebrate recovery. It takes time and support and lots of hard work but recovery is possible. If this is for you, seek out an aa or cr group today! ...Read more

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Do you know the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery?

Do you know the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery?

Nutrition and...: Drug & alcohol addicts usually have genetic metabolic imbalances & often benefit from high doses of vit b3 & other individualized nutrients including amino acids. They need to avoid sugar, caffeine, tobacco & food allergens. Exercise, meditation/biofeedback, counseling, medicinal herbs, homeopathy & acupuncture are also important modalities utilized in a holistic approach to recovery. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin b injection help me avoid dt's with alcohol withdrawal?

Will a vitamin b injection help me avoid dt's with alcohol withdrawal?

No: What viitamin b1 or thiamine does is to prevent a bad consequence of not eating as is seen in chronic alcoholics who don't eat and who just drink alcohol called: wernicke-korsakoff syndrome. The vit. B injection will not/does not prevent dts or delirium tremens. Many think the shakes are dts, but technically that is not true. Dts are uncommon late stage symptoms and consist of hallucinations. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for alcohol dependence?

Treatment: You will be disappointed going to the drug store. You could buy some vitamins and try to stop. Most alcohol dependent people need a structured program, such as aa, or an inpatient treatment program were you can be treated with detox meds. Not all alcoholics need detox meds, all need support, education, vitamins, and do better with a structured program. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking Plan B with soda mess up its effectiveness?

Expert opinion please: could taking Plan B with soda mess up its effectiveness?

No: I could not find any sites that listed use of soda as a contraindication when taking plan b. ...Read more

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What is the alcohol or drug addiction treatment process?

What is the alcohol or drug addiction treatment process?

First Step: Admit you are powerless over alcohol and that your life has become unmanageable. Call local treatment center. Begin a new life. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for rubbing alcohol overdose?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for rubbing alcohol overdose?

Go to the ER NOW!: If you ingested any amount of rubbing alcohol, have someone take you to the er immediately. Rubbing alcohol is not the same as the alcohol in drinks and may cause serious, permanent, and even life-threatening health problems. ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B one step if taken within an hour? And how effective are condoms alone?

How effective is Plan B one step if taken within an hour? And how effective are condoms alone?

Very: Plan b taken within 1 hours is going to have an effectiveness rate of around 80-85%. That is if a woman were ovulating at that time, she would have 80-85% chance of preventing pregnancy. Condoms alone are around 75% effective, meaning if taken over course of 1 year between a couple, chance of pregnancy is 25% if they use every time and use perfectly. Hope that helps! ...Read more