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Drug Free Therapy For Drug Abuse
Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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