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Drug Assistance Programs (Overview)

Drug assistance programs aim to help people find medical prescriptions that they can financially afford.


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How do I find out about prescription drug assistance programs?

How do I find out about prescription drug assistance programs?

Rx drug programmes: Call your states health department or ask the doctors and social workers at a free clinic run by state or federally funded. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Drug Assistance Programs (Overview)

Drug assistance programs aim to help people find medical prescriptions that they can financially afford.


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Does anyone know of any prescription drug assistance programs?

Rx assistance progra: You can try to enroll in a state medicaid programme if you have the eligibility.Since it is available as generic there is no programme by drug company to help you out. ...Read more

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Any drug assistance programs for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Any drug assistance programs for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Rx assistance progra: You can try to enroll in a state medicaid programme if you have the eligibility.Since it is available as generic there is no programme by drug company to help you out. ...Read more

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Is there a government program that provides dental assistance for low income individuals over the age of 25?

Is there a government program that provides dental assistance for low income individuals over the age of 25?

Medicaid: Medicaid is one such program. The dental coverage is usually just for essential procedures. Check with yout local office for coverage and benefits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any prescription assistance programs for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Google.com: If you have internet access go to google.Com and put in adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). You will come to a site that has coupons for the medication.

Many are available for months. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I get assistance with purchasing aldara? I have hpv, diagnosed by a free clinic. I was told the treatment is a drug called aldara. In checking, i found that it is extremely expensive. I am unemployed and cannot afford the drug. Are there any

What can I get assistance with purchasing aldara? I have hpv, diagnosed by a free clinic.  I was told the treatment is a drug called aldara.  In checking, i found that it is extremely expensive.  I am unemployed and cannot afford the drug.  Are there any

Most : Most states usually have a program for family planning/std's, and medications like Aldara (imiquimod) and cryotherapy (freezing of the warts) are usually covered. The free clinic should be able to direct you to a clinic that offers such programs. If not contact the drug company that makes aldara, (imiquimod) they might have a patient assistance program that would allow you to get the medication for free or at a discounted price.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How does a drug rehab program work?

How does a drug rehab program work?

Rehab: Thorough assessment is done during intake, then u will be involved in counseling & group therapy sessions (aa/na) to help u maintain sobriety & prevent relapse. ...Read more

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What can people do in drug rehab programs.?

What can people do in drug rehab programs.?

Drug rehab goals: If you mean the participant, he/she gets a chance to regain control of life away from the substance. Counseling to determine why the path was chosen will assist in changing the behavior. Education on the damages caused by the substance to the body will provide awareness of the cost of use. The milieu of those who have been there before will show the future to the new user. ...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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What is a drug treatment program like?

What is a drug treatment program like?

See below: It depends on the nature of the drug-diabetics for example are on life long therapy and adjust
however if you are talking about cancer therapy that is different entirely. The therapy for cancer is not benign and can and does casue problems. Group therapy is one of the better ways to cope and most areas have groups that meet regualry fpor this there are as well a number of books on this. ...Read more

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How is counseling part of a drug rehab program?

How is counseling part of a drug rehab program?

Big part: Counseling is very helpful in drug rehab. With one on one therapy and even with group therapy it can enable the person who is addicted to recognize certain behavior patterns that are associated with repeated drug use and can suggest alterative behavior patterns to break this cycle. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on drug treatment programs?

Where can I find information on drug treatment programs?

Drug Treatment: Ask your insurance and call the california mental health department as well as the california psychological association. You can also goggle these organizations. Best. ...Read more

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What do drug withdraw programs do to handle the real pain issue?

What do drug withdraw programs do to handle the real pain issue?

They don't: Addiction programs address addiction. You need to see a pain specialist who is part of a multi-specialty pain practice. They can address addiction, pain and all your other issues. In nyc you will have many options. Send me a private message if you want referrals. ...Read more

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Five months clean about to start outpatient.Drug abuse program what should I expect?

Five months clean about to start outpatient.Drug abuse program what should I expect?

Work the program: One day at a time. Recovery will take daily effort, use all the resources, support, help available. You will need it all. Good to start. Recovery is a life long process. ...Read more

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Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read more

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What is the initial intake process like when a person just gets to a drug rehabilitation program for the first time ever?

DeTox happens 1st: After you come into most rehabs, you will go through a period of detox. This is often the scariest and least comfortable part, but it is necessary, and will be done with medical supervision, which is safer. Don't be afraid. Continuing to use is a death sentence. Deciding to get clean is the first step toward new life. ...Read more

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Im on the methadone program but i took 2 5mg percocets on tue morning and had a drug test on thur afternoon, will i test positive for the percocets? B

Im on the methadone program but i took 2 5mg percocets on tue morning and had a drug test on thur afternoon, will i test positive for the percocets? B

Depends on the test: Most blood tests are only positive for 24 hours, but urine tests can be positive for 3-4 days. Hair tests can test for drug use within the last 90 days or even longer depending on the length of your hair. I would imagine that those running the Methadone program would use both urine and blood tests to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have been clean and in a program for 7 years and just had a drug test show up positive for Codeine without taking it. The test said 47ng/mL- causes?

I have been clean and in a program for 7 years and just had a drug test show up positive for Codeine without taking it. The test said 47ng/mL- causes?

We need to talk: As a pathologist, I would not accept this level as indicating codeine use. These assays generate background noise and low levels are to be expected when there's been no drug ingestion. This is about a sixth of 300 ng/mL which is a common cutoff for codeine. The lab's pathologist should agree or risk liability. I believe you're clean. If someone else doesn't, get a lawyer. ...Read more

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Why are drug and alcohol treatment programs cost so expensive?

Why are drug and alcohol treatment programs cost so expensive?

Not all are . . .: Private 28 day inpatient programs can be very expensive. Providers associated with a state health care plan (e.g., dept. Health hospital or medicaid) can be reasonable. Once you find a reasonable program, check the qualifications of the providers. What programs do they use? Are they client centered or do they use the same program for everyone? Talk to prior patients and get recommendations. ...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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I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

Gabapentin and UAs: From my experience this is not a drug of any class that would be monitored by drug court. But, i believe it is always better to write down any medications you are taking when you given a ua. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son failed his drug test for htc while @ ati, will he be discharged or recycled and put in the asap program?

What do you suggest if my son failed his drug test for htc while @ ati, will he be discharged or recycled and put in the asap program?

Please clarify: Doctors frequently use abbreviations that we understand, but lay people do not. I do not understand ati. I assume htc is tetrahydrocannabinol.

Clearly failing a drug test while in drug rehab is not a helpful situation. ...Read more

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What are the prescription drug monitoring programs in place now?

Varies: This all depends on the state and sometimes even the locality. There is no federal prescription drug monitoring program. ...Read more

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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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I have used opiate drug for one year , been on methadone program for 3 months , my periods have stopped for 6 months and I'm only 21 , am I infertile?

I have used opiate drug for one year , been on methadone program for 3 months , my periods have stopped for 6 months and I'm only 21 , am I infertile?

If sexually active: Make sure you are not currently pregnant. Start with a home pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant or not sexually active, it's appropriate to ask your doctor about your irregular cycles. ...Read more

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Hi there. I am looking for some insight on passing a drug test for school. I have quit for the program about 2 weeks ago and am taking my drug test tmrw. I have smoked pot regularly in small doses for several years. For seizures. (But no medical cards whe

Hi there. I am looking for some insight on passing a drug test for school. I have quit for the program about 2 weeks ago and am taking my drug test tmrw. I have smoked pot regularly in small doses for several years. For seizures. (But no medical cards whe

Marijuana Testing: I understand your concern about passing drug test.
I commend you for not using marijuana for 2 weeks and your desire for education.
Marijuana is not a treatment for Seizures.
The amount of time marijuana/THC can be detected depends on:
Quantity
Potency
Duration
Frequency
Method used to detect THC or its metabolites. ...Read more

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