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Any substance abuse treatment centers for people with ketamine addiction?

Any substance abuse treatment centers for people with ketamine addiction?

AAC: Ketamine is gaining popularity as a club drug between young adults. Separate perception from sensation. Call american addiction centers at 866- 572-1806. ...Read more

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Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home. ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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How effective is drug rehab for meth addiction for someone with bi-polar disorder?

How effective is drug rehab for meth addiction for someone with bi-polar disorder?

Very difficult: This is a very difficult combination of problems, and would need a dual diagnosis program to work with both bipolar disorder and meth addiction. They each need care -- and long-term aftercare monitoring. If you find a credible program, and the person is truly committed to recovery, s/he has as good a shot as possible for success. Success in addiction recovery, though, is a day to day process. ...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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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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Is vivitrol effective for alcohol and opiate addiction?

Is vivitrol effective for alcohol and opiate addiction?

Yes: In my experience Vivitrol can be very effective for treatment of alcohol and opiate addiction. But Vivitrol alone is the answer. Motivation is the first key followed by working closely with a doctor who treats addiction on a regular basis, in consuling program. ...Read more

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Can theophylline for asthma show up as an opiate or other illegal substance in employment drug tests?

Can theophylline for asthma show up as an opiate or other illegal substance in employment drug tests?

Please Clarify: The question left for us here is why do you keep asking this question when you have been told that no. It will not show up as an illegal substance. ...Read more

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Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

No it cannot: Alwaystestclean.Com/false_positive_drug_test_list.Htm the most complete list of cross reactants that cause a false positive drug test on the internet. ...Read more

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What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

The kitchen sink: Suppose you mean from opiates/narcotics...Clonidine, ssri's, snri's, tca's, antiepileptics, antispasmodics, non-steroidals, non-bzd and rarely bzd sesative-hypnotics, atypical antipsychotics, vitamins and homeopathic remedies can all be tried. Some try low dose naltrexone. But medications alone are not the answer. Its a war, you send in all the branches. Medication is just one of them. ...Read more

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Is support or punishment better for treating drug addiction?

Is support or punishment better for treating drug addiction?

Healthy support: " healthy" is the key word here. The wrong kind of support such as enabling can make it worse. Too an addict who is not ready to change healthy support may feel like punishment. Punishment from consequences related to the addiction are sometimes what gets the addict in the door to then seek the support. But punishment alone does not "cure" the problem. Hope that helps? Not an easy answer. ...Read more

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Will zaleplon show in drug test by department of state police for zolpidem, barbituates, opioids and other acidic neutral or basic drugs?

Will zaleplon show in drug test by department of state police for zolpidem, barbituates, opioids and other acidic neutral or basic drugs?

See below: Depends. My test shows it but I specifically have it in the panel. It will not be tested for by test for benzo or barb but the police test may be more. Comprehensive ...Read more

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Does drug therapy work for anxiety disorders?

Does drug therapy work for anxiety disorders?

Yes: Both psychotherapy and medications can help people with anxiety disorders. Some people benefit from one or both of these types of treatment more than the other. Anxiety disorders tend to be fairly chronic for many people and so it is important to look for long term solutions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prescription drug abuse?

It could be home or: Drug rehab facility, check on those they are avialable. ...Read more

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What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for drug abuse?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for drug abuse?

Depends on drug: Opiate abuse can be treated with several medications. Alcohol abuse as well, although not as successfully. Several advertised treatments aren't universally accepted. The best treatment for drug abuse is an approach that includes the entire person, looking for underlying causes for the drug problem, 12-step program & drug/alcohol counseling. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prescription drug abuse?

It could be home or: Drug rehab facility, check on those they are avialable. ...Read more

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

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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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Apart from psychotherapy, what treatments are available for anhedonia caused by drug abuse?

Apart from psychotherapy, what treatments are available for anhedonia caused by drug abuse?

Do it til u feel it: Support groups (aa, na), exercise, other healthy activities, eating healthy, sleeping enough, sober fun... Even if you don't feel like it, getting in a routine of healthy activities will help. Acting your way into feeling better and thinking more clearly is far more effective than waiting until you think or feel differently so you can do things differently. ...Read more

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How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

Laser therapy: I'm assuming you mean laser therapy as a form of acupuncture? It has been used with several kinds of addictions, but the research available doesn't document the results well. This doesn't mean it's ineffective, just that more studies are needed. Here are a couple that i could find: [nicotine] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21249644 ; [alcohol] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15674998. ...Read more

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How common is drug abuse?

How common is drug abuse?

Very common: Unfortunatey, the usa is a country plaged with both prescrition, and nonprescription drug addicts. Many of these individuals or occupying space in overcrowded prisions, others are at large, perhaps homeless, and using criminal means to support their drug habits. The war on drugs has failed horrably, and due to past misguided effects to erraticate cannibus, the real threat today crystal meth. ...Read more

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How to break cycle of drug abuse?

How to break cycle of drug abuse?

Seeking help: Addiction is a serious disease that requires professional help. I would recommend finding a therapist and psychiatrist who have experience treating addiction. If you need help with detoxing from substances currently, that may require inpatient or residential treatment for a short period of time, followed by outpatient work. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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What are some signs of perscription drug abuse in kids?

What are some signs of perscription drug abuse in kids?

Many : Being withdrawn, falling grades, lying, being stealthy, sneakiness, stealing, losing friends, insubordination, truancy, disobedience, breaking curfew. Any of these in a kid who previously didn't have them is cause for concern. ...Read more

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How can drug abuse affect spiritual health?

How can  drug abuse affect spiritual health?

Greatly: The 12 steps is a spiritual program, i recommend looking at the first 3 steps of aa or na they use the term higher power which for many means god, but not necessarily. Addiction robs people of their entire well being including spiritual. One of my favorite books on the topic regarding addiction and spirituality is "the spirituality of imperfection" by ernest kurtz. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How can you feel about drinking and drug abuse?

Abuse = problem: I am not sure if i understand what u r looking for. If you have a drinking or drug abuse problem you should seek help for it sooner rather than later. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is drug abuse considered a matter of public health?

Is drug abuse considered a matter of public health?

Drug abuse: Yes it most certainly is. Due to this there is a flurry of legislation, guidelines, restrictions that will ultimately impact on the use of medications to the detriment of the patients. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse more likely to harm me as I get older?

Is drug abuse more likely to harm me as I get older?

Drug abuse: Absolutely it will - if you survive and get older and don't die before due to the damage that will take place. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: illegal drug abuse?

What is the definition or description of: illegal drug abuse?

Illegal drug use: Any use of drugs both prohibited by law, eg marijuana or illegally obtained such as opiates. Many meds require prescriptions but only a few are addicting, i would use illegal drug abuse to refer to meds obtained illegally and used to excess against prescribed indications. ...Read more

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Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Very complicated: Your question has many moving parts, all of which are interconnected. Recovering from drug abuse ; mental illness requires personal commitment, medical interventions, ongoing psychological/psychosocial treatment, and family ; community support. All these pieces are necessary, and the breakdown of any one of them can impact overall outcome. When they all join together, recovery may be possible. ...Read more

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How can alcohol or drug abuse affect the user and their family?

Many ways: The abuse of alcohol and or drugs can lead to many issues which can affect your health mentally, emotionally, and physically. All these not only can have negative influence on the user but ultimately those close to you. Those who care most are affected by watching the user destroy his/her life without the user not realizing what is happening. ...Read more

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Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Correlated : Yes, teens with emotional and behavioral problems, parent-child relationship problems, trauma, abuse and neglect report higher rates of these symptoms but all are correlated so determining what is the causative factor is difficult. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does alcohol and drug abuse have on teenagers?

Nothing good: No teenager should be experimenting or using alcohol or drugs. The detrimental effects on young adults can only lead to long term problems. ...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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They used cocaine heavily and stopped, would their be any lasting effects from the drug abuse or not?

They used cocaine heavily and stopped, would their be any lasting effects from the drug abuse or not?

Probably: These might be apparent or unclear unless someone knew how to test for them. Consider psychoneurological testing for a serious evaluation. Also the heavy use will have altered one's relationships with people, work and family. There might be good cause to get help in sorting things out. Takes courage. ...Read more