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Doctor insights on: Drug Relapse Prevention Activities

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Where to get relapse prevention help?

Where to get relapse prevention help?

RELAPSE: If alcohol is involved, Alcohol Anonymous helps tremendously. If narcotic or other agent is the concern, then seek Narcotic Anonymous groups. Churches have support groups too. And many communities have wonderful programs with mentors. ...Read more

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What are some relapse prevention programs?

What are some relapse prevention programs?

Relapse from: Which problem you have to prevent from relapse. Psyhotherapy and high nutritional supplementations are the best prevention program ...Read more

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What is a good malaria prevention drug?

What is a good malaria prevention drug?

Mefloquin/Malarone&: The drugs to prevent Malaria are Chloroquin rarely used due to resistance these days Mefloquin is used once a week Malarone which is a combination of Atovoquone and Proguanil taken daily Doxycycline taken daily Primaqun taken daily ...Read more

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Waht doctors work with the? Prevention of drugs or alcohol?

Waht doctors work with the? Prevention of drugs or alcohol?

Various docs: There are many doctors that can help in this area: primary care physicians, internal medicine, obgyn and psychiatrists. There are also mental health professionals such as psychologists. The key is to find someone who has specialized training and experience treatment this population. An experienced provider trained in treating addiction is preferred over a generalist. ...Read more

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Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption (fde)?

Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption (fde)?

Drug avoidance and: Symptomatic treatment. Prevention is obviously by avoiding the offending drug. Usually alternatives are available. Treatment is for control of symptoms. See this site for more information in this issue. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1336702-overview. ...Read more

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What initiatives are underway regarding drug abuse prevention?

What initiatives are underway regarding drug abuse prevention?

Drug abuse: One of the biggest ones is an end user project called rems - it ensures md education and more important patient education. However, it does not deal with the lack of education in the education during training. Furthermore, the current "banning" of interaction between pharm reps and md's has resulted in less knowledge. ...Read more

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Which family members are most important to the prevention of drugs or alcohol abuse?

Depends: Any family member can help. Generally the better relationship you have, the more impact / higher "protective factor" you can have on helping to prevent alcohol or drug use in another family member. There is also no substitute for modeling. Avoid the "do as I say, not as I do" phenomenon. If someone you love is addicted, don't give up, keep trying to get help, but don't facilitate codependency. ...Read more

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Female, 2 copies of APOE4. Where do the fatty deposits that cause Alzheimer's come from? Diet? What advice would u give for diet/activity&prevention?

Female, 2 copies of APOE4. Where do the fatty deposits that cause Alzheimer's come from? Diet? What advice would u give for diet/activity&prevention?

Cutting edge: Please seek specialized genetic/supportive counseling and clinical trials. Also a safe sensible pgm to lose weight and lower triglyceride. It's great you don't smoke! Get involved in research if possible. It will keep you active, in touch, supported and part of solutions when they come. Sadly, they are not here yet. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I got the cancer prevention shot and I'm self medicating with drugs like hormone replacement I get them online and I buy the injections?

Is it bad that I got the cancer prevention shot and I'm self medicating with drugs like hormone replacement I get them online and I buy the injections?

Bad to self-medicate: Unless a person is a trained physician, he or she cannot be buying stuff online and self-treating, regardless of whether or not the stuff is injectable or not. It's a very bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking atovaquone-proguanil? I'm in Africa and this is a melaria prevention drug

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Atovaquone/Proguanil: I just did a quick search at www. Drugs. Com & found no alcohol prohibition/interaction. However, they did recommend taking your medication w/food (especially high fat), rather than fasting. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/atovaquone-proguanil. Html. Be sure your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist know everything you're taking, prescription & otc, as there are 97 known intera. ...Read more

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Can myopia be prevented by participating in more outdoor activities?

Can myopia be prevented by participating in more outdoor activities?

No: There is no known way to prevent myopia. It is familial in many cases. There seems to be more people becoming myopia when a population becomes more urban (instead of rural), and when the society gets industrialized and educated. It is not known if myopia is worsened by close-up reading, close-up computer screens or tv's, less time spent outdoors, inadequate light indoors, etc... ...Read more

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What is injury prevention all about?

What is injury prevention all about?

Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more

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What leads to cancer and preventions?

Not sure what is: ..Your question. Prevention is extremely important when dealing with cancer. Primary prevention involves not getting cancer (not smoking, healthy lifestyle, safe sex). Secondary prevention involves not dying of cancer (age and risk specific screening). Can't prevent all cancers but you should make your best effort. ...Read more

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Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Sorry, nothing OTC: To prevent herpes if you are exposed? If so, is the concern oral or genital? Does partner or family member have HSV1 or HSV2? Or do you have it and want to prevent outbreaks or transmission to others? If so, is your infeciton oral or genital, HSV1 or HSV2? All these make a difference in best prevention. Only prescription meds are effective against HSV. Also ondoms to prevent sexual transmission. ...Read more

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When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

Depends: For postemenopausal women, screening recommended by age 65, for men 70. For those with risk factors like use of steroids, rheumatoid arthritis, or family history of hip fracture etc, screening is done sooner and if bones are a little thin (osteopenia) treatment for prevention is started if risk for hip fracture >3% or all fracture >20% based on calculations. ...Read more

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What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

Calcium, vit D.: If you are menstruating normally a calcium intake of 1000 mg daily from food and/or supplements with 1-2000 units vitamin d3 daily should help prevent bone loss. A measurement of vitamin d in the blood would assure you are taking the correct amount. ...Read more

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What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

Stroke prevention: Strokes are caused by multiple factors, high blood pressure, elevated lipids, family history and even some heart problems. Risks such as blood pressure and elevated lipids can be modified or treated with diet or meds. Other risks such as family history really can't be changed. Also taking one Aspirin daily has been shown to lower an individuals risk of stroke. ...Read more

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Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

A few: The medications used to prevent malaria are generally well tolerated. Long term side effects vary by medication, you will need to discuss them in detail with your doctor. Some experts recommend monitoring liver and retina (eye) function. More importantly, your doctor needs to help you examine exactly when and how long to remain on the medications; in most places it varies by location and season. ...Read more