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Is Naltrexone Used For Treatment Of A Sex Addiction
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Suboxone by far!: As a physician with 10 years of experience treating addiction, i feel that suboxone is a much better treatment. The main advantage of Methadone is price. Suboxone is safer in that you cannot overdose with it, unlike methadone. Suboxone blocks other opioids from getting you high (or dead), and it won't work if injected. Suboxone visits are usually monthly, not daily like at Methadone clinics. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
This is up to YOU: There is no easy treatment for alcoholism. This disease is more common than you think. The first step towards recovery is as simple as you deciding you are ready. Seek help, support, and camaraderie from others (who have been there) in a group, such as aa. If 12 steps are not for you there are plenty of other options (save our selves, lifering, women for sobriety). Make the call, and good luck! ...Read more
Avoiding Withdrawal: The best thing to do is to avoid opiate withdrawal symptoms in the first place by seeing a doctor who can prescribe suboxone, then establishing a taper plan whereby you take smaller and smaller doses each day until you can be weaned off completely. You can find a suboxone provider by googling "the Buprenorphine physician locator" on the web. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is withdrawalease, a substance used for relief of opiate addiction a sham or does it really have beneficial qualities?
Probably counseling: That can be tailored to the type of codependency one is dealing with. That could mean aa or alanon, na, perhaps gamblers anonymous, maybe eating disorders programs. Depending on the seriousness of the codependency psychiatric consultation or medication might be needed. A very broad range of interventions potentially are involved in the process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is methotraxate injectiion taken for a lifetime? Is it discontinued after a time? Is there a thing of overdose of methotraxate. Please afvice.
Doctor's discretion.: methrotrexate on a long term basis is to be prescribed by your doctor - Rheumatologist/Oncologist ,as you can potentially bad side effects from it. There may be periods whenyou will not be on it,if the disease is not active, whichever dz. is getting treated for. Small maintenance dose of the medication -orally/inj , weekly ,most of the time for conditions like lupus , rheumatoid arthritis aregiven ...Read more
Treatment: You will be disappointed going to the drug store. You could buy some vitamins and try to stop. Most alcohol dependent people need a structured program, such as aa, or an inpatient treatment program were you can be treated with detox meds. Not all alcoholics need detox meds, all need support, education, vitamins, and do better with a structured program. ...Read more
Adjunct: I located one auricular acupuncture protocol for tremors related to parkinsons. However, it is important to clarify that in some cases acupuncture is treating specific symptoms due to a disorder and is not curing the actual disorder. (for some conditions it is curative). I would not use acupuncture as a stand- alone treatment for parkinsons. Talk to your doctor about using it as an adjunct. ...Read more
What is known about the use of ketamine in treatment of depression? Would it be a good maintenance medication, or more for severe depressive episodes?
Ketamine ; MDD: Some studies are available showing that IV ketamine given in highly specialized clinics can offer rapid relief in severe, treatment-resistant depression, such as: http://tinyurl.Com/l76qma8 however, problems remain in that the beneficial results may not last more than a few days. Some cities have such clinics. It would not be a maintenance medication that someone could use at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
II have used a drug called Accutane, and after a period of stop use of the drug, decreased sexual drive and also erection, what is solution, please???
Here are some ...: Reviewing the common & rare side effects - almost 90 - of Accutane online failed to show its effect on sex drive & erection. So, for your condition, it's reasonable to look into if you have overdone sex life, i.e., sex obsession, which has been a not infrequent condition for young men. If slowing downing (not > 2 x per week) and healthy lifestyle fail to improve your concern, see Doc for evaluatio ...Read more
I'm glad you asked: There are a variety of cognitive and medication-based treatments. Of all the addictions, this is the one most likely to lead to suicide. Think of those who you love, and who love you. You are CERTAIN to lose this if the behavior continues. Let this give you the strength to go along with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat alcohol withdrawal in the acute detox phase. In that setting it is not a substance abuse relapse, because it's not being abused. If there's a legitimate medical need to take it, then it's not abuse. But recreational use during sobriety would be considered a relapse. ...Read more
Sexual urges, behaviors or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control. There's a pattern of recurrent failure to resist impulses to engage in acts of sex, persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to stop or control those behaviors, & continuation of the behavior despite knowledge of having social, academic, financial, psychological or physical problems ...Read more
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