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I'm wondering why are medications needed for substance abuse treatment?

I'm wondering why are medications needed for substance abuse treatment?

Addiction treatment: There are three big reasons to use medications for substance abuse. First, to block receptors and prevent further effects of the abused drug. Secondly, to treat the withdrawl effects of the substance being abused and thirdly to treat the craving of the drug which will lead up to long term abstinence from drug abuse. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Substance Abuse (Definition)

Substance abuse refers to a dependence on a harmful or addictive substance, most often drugs or alcohol. The substance is often used to suppress difficult feelings and results in impaired intimate and work relationships. Substance abuse is diagnosed by observing the pattern of use, looking for tolerance, and withdrawal upon halting the use of the substance. Recovery begins with the substance abuser admitting being out of control and ...Read more


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What roles does medication play in substance abuse treatment?

What roles does medication play in substance abuse treatment?

Abuse treatment: Medications used during substance abuse treatment have to do with receptor blockage to prevent further opioid effects and others treat the side effects associated with opioid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can substance abuse treatment programs really work?

Yes: In my experirnce the right program which encompass not only the addiction problem but also the aftercare have tremendous results. One such program is the clarity program out of farmingtom, mi.
Great, dedicated people with a caring, confidential, and patented approach to get your life back! ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of substance abuse treatment?

Drug free: The bottom line answer to your question is "get drug free and stay drug free".
Become substance abuse free helps you avoid all the mental and physical problems which can occur with substance abuse and addiction. ...Read more

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Are substance abuse treatment facilities allowed to release information to authorities?

Are substance abuse treatment facilities allowed to release information to authorities?

Yes: Yes - if they are subpoenaed and so ordered to release them by a judge. ...Read more

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How can I find substance abuse treatment center information in maine?

How can I find substance abuse treatment center information in maine?

SAMSHA: The substance abuse mental health administration has an online tool, and a help line.
http://www. Samhsa. Gov/treatment. ...Read more

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How will I get to find substance abuse treatment centers in new york?

Internet: Approach to finding a center near your home is to look up samhsa. Great source to find your needs of rehabilitation centers for substance abuse.
Great results from one in michigan called clarity 888-958-2779. ...Read more

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I'm having really want to help him. Any ideas on how to find a good substance abuse treatment center?

Clarity: There are many treatment centers, one I have found to be most effective is the clarity program which is an intensive outpatient opioid treatment program (ioot).
The program is run by the eagle advancement institute in farmington, mi. ...Read more

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How do I find a good substance abuse treatment program?

How do I find a good substance abuse treatment program?

24/7: 24 hour rehab hotline 877-748-5761, online visit www. Drugabuse. Net/. ...Read more

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How will I get to find substance abuse treatment centers texas?

Internet: There are many substance abuse centers throughout the us. When it comes to treatment try to find one that suits your needs inpatient vs. Outpatient or immediate and long term treatment. The internet is a great palce to start refer to samhsa. Great source to start. ...Read more

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Should someone who uses a drug on a daily basis seek out substance abuse treatment?

Should someone who uses a drug on a daily basis seek out substance abuse treatment?

Yes: It is better to get help there might be options you are not aware of that might benefit plus you would get counseling and be involved in a support group. ...Read more

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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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Can smoking lead to alcoholism and the need for substance abuse treatment?

Can smoking lead to alcoholism and the need for substance abuse treatment?

Related but no cause: Tobacco & alcohol r both addictive. Many people w/ alcohol dependence also smoke tobacco & r addicted. However, it is a stretch to say that tobacco use "causes" alcohol addiction. Smoking cessation classes r a form of substance abuse treatment. If u r alcohol dependent it's important to be assessed to see if u need detox meds to avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Aa & treatmt r also very helpful. ...Read more

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What type of ADHD treatment helps minimize substance abuse?

What type of ADHD treatment helps minimize substance abuse?

All of them: By taking a prescription medication to treat adhd, it lowers your chance of getting abusing substances on your own. The research is clear about a lower incidence of addiction in teens with adhd on treatment vs. Without.
If you are asking what treatments for adhd might be better for you if you have an addictive tendency, try any of the non stimulants. ...Read more

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Can I recover from a substance abuse disorder without formal treatment?

Can I recover from a substance abuse disorder without formal treatment?

Substance use: Unlikely, unless it affected your health and you are strong willed. ...Read more

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How good are substance abuse treatments?

Effective treatment: This is all relative to the the program and more importantly the patients willingness to get his/her life back.
A very effective program exists in michigan through the eagle advancement institute called the clarity program. Check it out. ...Read more

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If you were to go to recreational therapy for substance abuse and mental health, what types of activities would you engage in?

Well...: One theory is that addicts have forgotten how to enjoy life without drugs and have to be taught how to engage in enjoyable pro social activities. Often recreational therapy is adjunctive to more mainstream therapy. Possible activities are almost limitless. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Substance abuse?

Treatment is: Targeted not only to the substance, but also for the patient’s lifestyle. Treatment for say, a married patient with opiate use disorder who works several jobs will be different from a patient who suffers with alcohol use disorder who has a different lifestyle for example. There are various pharmacological, individual, and group interventions available for substance use disorders. ...Read more

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What options would have if I can't stop my substance abuse?

Substance abuse: Please seek professional help with an addictionologist. ...Read more

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New doc put me on lamictal to help my mood for substance abuse. I can't stop thinking about drugs, have to wait a month for meds to work. What to do?

New doc put me on lamictal to help my mood for substance abuse. I can't stop thinking about drugs, have to wait a month for meds to work. What to do?

Get more support: Lamictal is indicated in bipolar disorder, so I assume that is what your doctor is treating, and you should talk to your prescriber about your cravings. Depending on what kind of drug, there may be other pharmacological options in addition to lamotrigine. However, mutual help groups like aa or na, or non 12 step groups like smart recovery or lifering secular recovery are helpful, as are hobbies ;t. ...Read more

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My doc of one year doesn't know my history of substance abuse. I'd like to change docs and start over. Should I start with a fam doc or a psychiatrist?

Medical Culture: I am on the side of starting with family medicine. There are addiction psychiatrists, but they would only deal with addiction and not the whole person or primary care of your health and history. Most doctors, not all, but many would not be judgmental about substance abuse. In my training in the small towns of idaho and utah there was a lot of addiction and alcoholism. The physicians were great. ...Read more

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When does substance usage become substance abuse?

When does substance usage become substance abuse?

When you strat: Asking for it, this you start your addiction, be careful. ...Read more

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Where do I find freemental health and substance abuse services?

Where do I find freemental health and substance abuse services?

12 step programs: If you are in massachusetts you can come to my office on fridays. You can find help in 12 step programs. Http://nami. Org/ - national alliance for mentally ill would have resources you can find out about. ...Read more

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Which sort of behaviour patterns can indicate problems such as substance abuse?

Unusual behavior: Substance abuse can be associted with extremes in behavior from depression to over excitment and agitation. When these become a change in normal behavior noticable to those close to the person problems such as substance abuse should and have to be called into question.
All to often we don't want to say anything or want to believe it will get better on it's own. ...Read more

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How are social problems associated with substance abuse?

How are social problems associated with substance abuse?

Complex topic: Some specialists think adverse social conditions breed drug use, drug pushers target the lower socio-economic strata as these often show less critical thinking and use the drugs. It takes a certain degree of thinking to figure out that drug use is illegal for a reason. It will ruin your life. ...Read more

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How does substance abuse affect people's minds and bodies?

Many ways: Mind : can effect concentration, focus, judgement, energy level, mood, appetite, sleep, delusions, hallucinations
body:it can affect all body systems, heart, liver, lungs, hormones, joints, muscles, brain. Can cause withdrawal, seizures and death. ...Read more

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What times of services does a substance abuse counselor provide?

What times of services does a substance abuse counselor provide?

Go2asap. Com: A substance abuse counselor will work with clients on their addiction to things like alcohol, marijuana, opiates, methamphetamine, or any other substance.  substance abuse psychologists are commonly referred to as chemical dependency counselors or addictions counselors, too. An alcohol counselor often works with clients on other addictions like sex and gambling, as well. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Drug Problems (Definition)

Occur when use of either illicit, prescription or over - the - counter medications negatively ...Read more