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Home Remedy To Help An Addict On Heroin
If someone was trying to quit an addiction to methamphetamine would prescribing phentermine help them. Sorta like oxey cottons help hurroin addicts?
NO to rare : Methamphetamine addiction should not be treated by substitution with Phentermine or other CNS stimulants. In certain circumstances and refractory cases the addiction specialist may have to employ the harm reduction model and do what he or she feels is best for all. This approach should not be the norm, rare, and only considered on a case by case basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looks for diversion: The government collects data about unusual drug use patterns across the country. It uses this to identify patterns that suggest possible diversion ( prescription meds being diverted or sold to others for profit) the dea can show up unannounced at a physician's office to review physician's practice regarding the prescription record-keeping and storage/dispensing of controlled substances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to go through withdrawls without substituting it for a different drug . Like a home remedy?
What OTC can I take to help with alcohol detox. Seeking medical help will end my military career, so it's not an option.
What are some self improvement techniques that a drug/alcohol addict can try on his own to overcome addiction? Without rehab
Alcohol and Drugs: I commend you for wanting to be sober and drug free. Be honest with yourself: what Alcohol and Drugs (Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Narcotics) have done to your Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Financial and Spiritual health. Do not be victim of your impulse, urge and cravings to use Alcohol and Drugs. Attend AA and NA Meetings, have a Sponsor See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation ...Read more
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
See below: She needs to be admitted to a rehab program and have lots of family support. ...Read more
My mom is addicted and consuming 11 prescription pills a day what is the best way to approach an intervention when dealing with addiction?
Intervention Rx: Intervention is a treatment, and quite powerful. This site is well known to publish some excellent resources that I use in my practice. I am not sure what are of the country you live in, so it is hard for me to recommend specific folks to you, but usually your local mental health facility or your primary care physician can point you in the right direction. http://tinyurl.com/87jpk47. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addiction: Go to an al-anon meeting for support and guidance in how to intervene. Also consider being direct in a caring manner with the person you are concerned with and tell him how much you are worried about him or her and ask him to go for treatment. If he is resistant talk of attending an aa or na meeting. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Detox vs rehab: Depends on program. Some will want to detox you from all addicting meds, most will appreciate that meds like Klonopin (clonazepam) need more gradual taper. You should ask first. Most programs recognize the need to treat coexisting depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, but would select meds that are less prone to abuse. Discuss with rehab program and ask if they have a consulting psychiatrist. Rehab is mostly done outpt now and realize pts can't stop all meds. ...Read more
Nicotine addiction: People have found many methods helpful, including acupuncture, hypnosis, support groups, and relaxation training. You may have to try various methods and combinations, but all seem to require a sincere desire to stop the addiction. Some people just decide to quit and do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction: Help includes medications, exercise, counseling, obtaining support from those around them including friends and family, clergy, yoga. Time. We fail more than we suceed. For each sucess we fail 100 time, but one sucessful event prevents a thousand failures. Allow time. May need to talk to many people in order to find help your loved one. Good luck. ...Read more
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