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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain medication addiction? How quickly can someone become addicted to prescription pain medication?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: She needs to be admitted to a rehab program and have lots of family support. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
Call the hospital: Contact your local university hospital for an addictionologist. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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