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I drink beer daily, I am able to go to work, but my body tends too hurt, I am an x drug addict, what can I do about my alcoholism, os there a cure?

I drink beer daily, I am able to go to work, but my body tends too hurt, I am an x drug addict, what can I do about my alcoholism, os there a cure?

Addiction Medicine +: Please consider seeing an addiction medicine doctor, as there are some medications which can decrease craving for alcohol. This is only part of the process though, as you must also learn different ways of dealing with life than drinking alcohol. Many have benefited from alcoholics anonymous, working the program, and having a sponsor. http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org good luck! ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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How is it that drug addicts should be placed in hospitals instead of prisons?

How is it that drug addicts should be placed in hospitals instead of prisons?

Other options : In-patient (hospitalization / detox) is one safe option. Certain types of addictions, such as to alcohol and benzodiazepines, can be lethal and prison can not handle these.The far majority of doctors and scientists today believe that addiction is a medical problem as well as a social one. Both parts have to be addressed simultaneously and neither hospital (short-term ok) nor prison are conducive. ...Read more

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Do drug addicts use de-tox tea ?

Do drug addicts use de-tox tea ?

No: It is a tea sold and promoted to cleanse your body of toxins and does not detox from the drugs, and is not used by drug addicts. ...Read more

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Could an addict be court-ordered to drug rehab?

Could an addict be court-ordered to drug rehab?

Drug Rehab & The Law: In some states and jurisdiction the court may have the vested power to order a person to enter a drug rehab. Alternatives may be available. But if ordered into a rehab, look at it as a blessing; it may your best means of gaining yourself back. ...Read more

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What OTC drugs are safe enough to be taken daily?

What OTC drugs are safe enough to be taken daily?

None: No drug, OTC or otherwise is 100% safe. Do not take any unless you have a health need for one. Discuss all your medications, OTC, herbals, nutritional supplements etc with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What will happen to hard drug addicts after they become sober?

What will happen to hard drug addicts after they become sober?

Some of them: become solid citizens, become doctors, lawyers, judges, politicians, business executives, housewives, truck drivers and everything else under the sun, and resume the productive lives they had before their addictions. Others continue with other kinds of addictive behaviors, or just continue being the same kind of human beings, but without the drug ("dry drunks.") ...Read more

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How do cocaine addicts get their fix of the drug when they snort it?

How do cocaine addicts get their fix of the drug when they snort it?

Inhalation: The nose has a very rich blood supply, when a substance like Cocaine is snorted, its delivery to the system is almost as fast as IV or smoking. It goes quickly to the brain, producing its typical effects. ...Read more

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I take daily 15mg of clonazepalm, i wants to leave thease drug please help me.?

I take daily 15mg of clonazepalm, i wants to leave thease drug please help me.?

Talk to your doc!: 15mg? Not 1.5mg? That's a pretty good size dose! regardless, talk to your prescribing physician and tell him/her what you just wrote - that you want to quit. You'll need to taper off slowly to avoid withdrawal (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome) which can be life-threatening if not deadly. So work w/your doc to taper off. You might need something else temporarily. ...Read more

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What is good in terms of number of daily meds in nursin home and can you refuse prn drugs?

What is good in terms of number of daily meds in nursin home and can you refuse prn drugs?

Depends: The number of medications a patient takes depends on the pathologies being treated and the judgments of the managing physician(s). Prn medicines are given on as needed basis and so may be omitted if the patient does not need it. While anyone can refuse any medication or treatment prescribed, this right is best served when exercised by a well-informed, mentally competent patient or care-giver. ...Read more

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Question: senosibrate is this drug at 300mg daily for a 34 year old woman, too strong a dose?

Question:   senosibrate is this drug at 300mg daily for a 34 year old woman, too strong a dose?

Fenofibrate?: I think you mean fenofibrate... Generic Fenofibrate should be taken up to 160mg per day with foods. 300mg daily would be too much for a daily dose of fenofibrate. ...Read more

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If i skipped a pill of "efexor XR 75mg " ? Is it a dangerous thing because taking this drug is like a daily program !?

If i skipped a pill  of "efexor XR 75mg  " ? Is it a dangerous thing because taking this drug is like a daily program !?

Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg: Not ideal but not 'dangerous' to miss a single dose. There are free pill reminder apps if you have a smart phone. ...Read more

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I want to know how long it takes Valium (10 mg daily) to leave my body. I need some medical tests in the absence of drugs in the body.

I want to know how long it takes Valium (10 mg daily) to leave my body. I need some medical tests in the absence of drugs in the body.

Depression, Valium: I understand your concern. Valium and its Metabolites can be in the system for 23 days or more depending upon duration and dose, other drugs used with Valium, metabolism and status of liver. Thank you for informing about Depression, irregular periods, weight gain and use of Hiderax. Valium and Hiderax do not help with Depression. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress in your life. ...Read more

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I take 200 mg of provigil daily to treat narcepsy. After 7 years it is not keeping me awake anymore. Could I have dveloped an immunity to the drug?

I take 200 mg of provigil daily to treat narcepsy. After 7 years it is not keeping me awake anymore. Could I have dveloped an immunity to the drug?

Narcolepsy: Check with your physician for the possibility that you may have developed other conditions like hypothyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea, depression, organic brain disorders, lack of exercise or poor sleep habits. He may need to reevaluate your medications. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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If I take tadalafil for ED, ist cause addict to the drug? without drug cannot do intercause? or can take this drug for short term use? what r sideffct

If I take tadalafil for ED, ist cause addict to the drug? without drug cannot do intercause? or can take this drug for short term use? what r sideffct

What is your ?: Not sure what you are asking. Tadalafil is NOT addictive. It is indicated to treat erectile dysfunction and/or benign prostatic hypertrophy. Most common side effect is muscle pain. If you develop any visual or hearing problems after taking the drug stop. The drug can be used daily or on demand. ...Read more

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Do drug addicts also tend to be self-harmers?

Do drug addicts also tend to be self-harmers?

Some are: Those who self harm may have other addictions such as drugs, eating disorders, etc. Drug addiction, in turn, does have a higher incidence of self harm. However, not all, or even the majority of drug addicts, are self harmers. Certain substance abuse has a higher rate of self harm. These are amphetamines, benzodiazepines (probably withdrawal) problem drinking is common among people who self harm. ...Read more

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How to deal with a drug addict?

How to deal with a drug addict?

See below: Coming face-to-face with reality means accepting that parts of your life may be out of control as a result of loving someone who is engaging in addictive behaviours. The only person you have any control over is yourself. You do not have control over anything the addicted person does. ...Read more