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A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Feels good: There are substances in chocolate which actually can stimulate the pleasure centers in one's brain so a person feels better after eating chocolate. Everything in moderation is usually sound advice as far as chocolate is concerned. I love chocolate and always have, but i know i can't eat it all the time or too much or i'll become fat. ...Read more
I am want to quit and reccover from crystal meth addiction and I cannot take methadone or for that matter most all pain med. Makes me sick, will this?
I'm trying to quit smoking, but failed every time. The nicotine patches don't help. Should i be in counseling or some program?
Might help: Behavioral counseling has been shown to be effective in the treatment of smoking. It is also often covered by insurance and is typically brief in duration. Florida offers free programs including group settings; you can find them at www.Tobaccofreeflorida.Com. The first 3 days are the absolute worst and the first 3 weeks are the most critical. Maybe set your goal for 3 days to start. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Registered addiction specialist question - do they work only with drug addicts, or with others such as chocolate addicts?
I can't afford to attend counseling regularly and can't find support groups for eating disorders/anxiety/depressionin my area. Are there any other options?
Eating Disorders: This is a very good question. My initial response is to introduce to overeaters anonymous. Here you find a fellowship of others with the same brain as you and the stories that would keep you accountable to the group until you are able to do this just for yourself. In many urban areas there is generally a public health mental health system that may be a good way for you to access good care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Healthy ones: If you're in recovery from meth, that is a hard road. You've used a lot of your resilience in your habit, and now need to build it up again. As many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can eat, leafy green salads, and lean meats like chicken and wild alaskan salmon would be good. The latter will help replenish your omega-3's to stabilize neuronal membranes. Whole foods that are not processed. ...Read more
Benzo buddies says its protracted withdrawal and there are many who take years to get over benzo withdrawal,i hoped he could provide relief until then?
Binge on tortilla chips, pastries, pie, and all kinds of junk food. How can I stop binging once and for all?
Which hospitals do IV Lidocaine for migraines or chronic pain? Ive tried everything but this and only see Thomas Jefferson Headache and UCSF offering.
Pick up your phone: There are big clinics elsewhere e.g. Ninan Mathew in Houston & at U. of Michigan. You'll have to do actual legwork. You don't state where you live. Get a map, circle a radius of e.g. 500 mi around your hometown, look for tertiary-care headache docs within the circle, & call 'em up & ask. If no luck, go out 1000 miles, & so on. But remember: giving IV lidocaine will be THEIR decision, not yours. ...Read more
Why would drs.Perscribe methadone 4 drug addicts when they use it for chronic pain patients? Just another addiction 2 get addicted too!
Because it is : Long acting drug , people can achieve a higher degree of stability. Supposedly, they would not or could not be stable without some medicine added from the outside. However, you are right, the physical dependence is maintained. Is that really important if a person is functioning better? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Addiction is a psychological disorder and many patients who become addicted are predisposed to that state. Medications are take at their own risk. There should be an informed consent with a patient along with education prior to starting opioid therapy. Unfortunately many pain providers may not do this. No one has to take pain medications. These medications are taken electively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are physicians and psychiatrists aware of how much patients self meditate, swap meds with friends and drink alcohol? Since i got out of the air force I have watched fellow veterans and other people as well exchange medicines. Drink with the medicines and
Sometimes :-): No human can possibly know what others intend or are doing, unless the person tells it. Or, sometimes they may be seen by others who report it. I'm thinking you mean "self-medicate" rather than "self-meditate." I really hope my patients are meditating -- and they're welcome to do it without telling me. :-) It's very sad when they're uninvested enough in their health to swap meds. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Why don't you advocate for swedish snus for smoking cessation and harm reduction? It is safer than smoking and other st. Many papers have found this.
Politics: You're correct. Studies are divided as to whether swedes who use 'snus' have an increased cancer risk; i was surprised at the 2007 study showing no risk. The stuff is addictive and i'm not going to advocate for this. Although it's much safer to chew than to smoke, and I have told young people this, the politically correct answer is 'you should not use any tobacco.'. ...Read more
I am eastern orthodox, and the fasting rules have me craving sugar (no animal products allowed for part of the year). Beans and tofu aren't helping.?
I work in law enforcement and deal with narcotics on a daily basis, cocaine especially. I tested positive for cocain with 158 and cut off is 150. Why?
Possible: passive inhalation contact, assuming that there was no intentional use. ...Read more
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