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How do I know if I am becoming addicted to my prescription medication?

How do I know if I am becoming addicted to my prescription medication?

Here are some clues: Do you constantly think about your next dose? Do you repeatedly run out of your medicine early? Do you sometimes lose track of how many doses you take? Do you think a lot about obtaining or taking this medicine? Has anyone close to you suggested that you might be addicted? Does the medicine not help you function the way you used to? These could be clues that you are addicted. ...Read more

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What to do if my wife is addicted to prescription drugs?

What to do if my wife is addicted to prescription drugs?

For her, nothing: You can do will make her stop, and nagging doesn't help anything - often makes it worse. You can tell her of your love and concern for her, get information on where help is available. In some cases, a formal intervention (very expensive and not covered by insurance) can help people get into treatment. Attend alanon meetings for yourself to deal with your issues about her use. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a person is addicted to prescription drugs?

How can I tell if a person  is addicted to prescription drugs?

Addiction diagnosis: It can be very difficult for the average person to tell if someone has an "addiction" problem vs. Being just physically dependent on a medication. They are not the same thing. Addiction usually has dishonesty as a symptom. Best the individual be evaluated by a physician certified by the american society of addiction medicine (http://www.Asam.Org/). ...Read more

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I need some advice. I am secretly addicted to illegal and prescription drugs. I cry all night about this. ?

I need some advice. I am secretly addicted to illegal and prescription drugs. I cry all night about this. ?

Seek help: You may try dru rehabilitation centers. After reabilitation may discuss outpatient subaxone treatment for opiod dependency ...Read more

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My husband is a md and addicted to prescription drugs, how do I help him without putting his medical license in jerpordy?

My husband is a md and addicted to prescription drugs, how do I help him without putting his medical license in jerpordy?

Voluntary treatment: You could encourage him to voluntarily get addiction treatment. There are good inpatient programs for such physicians. In most states, this would not endanger his medical license. Most states also have health professional service programs (or similar) who intervene with physicians who may be addicted or otherwise impaired, get them to appropriate treatment, and protect patients. ...Read more

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My mom is addicted to prescription pain killers and what to do?

My mom is addicted to prescription pain killers and what to do?

Your Job: Your job in this common and sad situation is to express your concern and love for your mother and then to get yourself help such as is offered in al-anon. It is your mother's job to get help. Nagging, begging, pleading will not usually result in your mother getting help, unfortunately. There is a really good program to help your mom just south of portland known as hazelden. It is in newberg, or. ...Read more

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Addicted to prescription pain meds (opiates)? What should I do?

Addicted to prescription pain meds (opiates)? What should I do?

Opiate addiction: Acknowledging addiction is the first step to recover. There are resources in communities to help people like you to recover. Please see an addiction doctor in your area to get treatment. There are inpatient and outpatient options for you to get off opiates. ...Read more

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Why do people get addicted to prescription painkillers? Is there an addictive ingredient in there?

Why do people get addicted to prescription painkillers? Is there an addictive ingredient in there?

Addiction and Opioid: Painkiller categorized as opioids (eg morphine) are all potentially addictive because they bind to receptors in your brains addiction centers as well as those that mediate pain. There is a higher chance of addiction with higher doses and longer use. ...Read more

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I am addicted to prescription pain pills and I am looking for a dr near currituck nc that prescribes suboxone, im having a hard time finding one?

I am addicted to prescription pain pills and I am looking for a dr near currituck nc that prescribes suboxone, im having a hard time finding one?

Suboxone doctors: I suggest contacting albemarle mental health center in elizabeth city for suggestions -- they cover your county and may be able to help you. (252) 338-8352 there is also a main web site for suboxone doctors: http://www.Suboxone.Com/treatment-plan/find-a-doctor -- you might find one there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Following prescriptions for neck injury/migraines, a relativehas become addicted to prescription painkillers. What is thebest course of action to end addiction?

Following prescriptions for neck injury/migraines, a relativehas become addicted to prescription painkillers. What is thebest course of action to end addiction?

Pain specialist: This is not uncommon, and likely very unnecessary. You should find a doctor who specializes in trauma and pain management, and get either detoxified or under better control. There may be issues such as crps that need to be addressed. Seek additional help. ...Read more

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Can I become addicted to non prescription pain killers, like tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

Can I become addicted to non prescription pain killers, like tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

See below: Not addicted, they are not mind altering, however too much could cause problems to your body. Liver, kidney, stomach. See your doctor there may be better treatment options for what ever you are treating on your own. Dont be your own doctor. ...Read more

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If I take my pain medications according to the prescriptions, can I still get addicted?

If I take my pain medications according to the prescriptions, can I still get addicted?

Addiction Can't Read: Sadly, many of my addiction patients got their start due to prescribed medications, some properly prescribed and, in other cases, over-prescribed' either in doseage or length of maintenance. This is why it is so important to follow the protocols on patient addiction potential and to use alternative forms of pain control as appropriate. ...Read more

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Can i get pain meds for an incision infection even though i've had a few prescriptions already? I don't wanna look like an addict or drug seeker.

Can i get pain meds for an incision infection even though i've had a few prescriptions already? I don't wanna look like an addict or drug seeker.

Maybe: But the main treatment of a wound infection is open wound care and antibiotics. Non-narcotic medications can be used for minor discomforts. Ask your surgeon about the care of your wound infection & see what pain medications you can use. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is addicted to pain medication?

How can you tell if someone is addicted to pain medication?

Addiction: They use meds when they do not have pain, they take at times more than they should, they take meds by the clock and either on or before the hour. They lose control over themselves. They take the meds without realizing any harm. ...Read more

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Any advice on not getting addicted to pain medication advice?

Addict and pain: Do not use more than prescribed! but bad doctors make their patients become addicted. If good doctors do not see you improving, they automatically ask specialists to join in the care for you to bring results to pain treatment. A good team of pain specialists always comprise of md + psychologist-psychiatrist. If pain does not subside, change from single doctor for a good team. ...Read more

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What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

difficult question: Not sure what you mean by addiction. If you are on chronic pain medications this can be a very difficult, though not impossible issue. If they are psych medications for depression, anxiety, etc this may as equally difficult. To answer your question, more info on the drug(s) is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more