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What is the alcohol or drug addiction treatment process?

What is the alcohol or drug addiction treatment process?

First Step: Admit you are powerless over alcohol and that your life has become unmanageable. Call local treatment center. Begin a new life. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

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


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How would you get prescribed "baclofen" for drug addiction treatment? I heard it helps.

How would you get prescribed "baclofen" for drug addiction treatment? I heard it helps.

Any doc could : Prescribe this but it is the rare doc who is aware of baclofen. I use it for stimulant and opioid issues. However, it is not completely safe and about 0.2-0.5% lose control c/w a syndrome caused by any tranquilizer. ...Read more

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How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

Laser therapy: I'm assuming you mean laser therapy as a form of acupuncture? It has been used with several kinds of addictions, but the research available doesn't document the results well. This doesn't mean it's ineffective, just that more studies are needed. Here are a couple that i could find: [nicotine] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21249644 ; [alcohol] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15674998. ...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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Is it possible to cure a drug addiction (not mine) without the help of a professional. Like any vitamins or natural B6 supplements?

Is it possible to cure a drug addiction (not mine) without the help of a professional. Like any vitamins or natural B6 supplements?

Not beneficial : There are many things that lead to an addiction and consequences of an addiction that should to be explored with the assistance of a professional. Furthermore, behavioral changes and coping skills need to be learned to remain clean and sober. One can achieve this through the assistance of a specialist who is trained in addiction. At the very least, one should explore getting help through aa or na. ...Read more

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What can I use for drug addiction if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for drug addiction if I don't have a doctor?

Support groups. : That's a broad question. In general, yes there in non medical treatment for addiction: these include individual substance abuse counseling and or self help support groups like ne/aa. The 12 step support groups are especially helpfull if one invest the time. ...Read more

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How can I help a friend who's been to rehab 3 times and still hasn't help her drug addiction

How can I help a friend who's been to rehab 3 times and still hasn't help her drug addiction

3 treatments: One of the most common causes of drug addiction treatment failure is treating the co existing disease such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders etc. The latter exist in greater than 60 percent with addiction and the second most common cause of failure is that patients stop medications helping them contain their anxiety. Treatment compliance is a big challenge for recovering patients. ...Read more

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I have asthma, and drug addiction (ephedrin and theopiline) if in a day didn't use the medication my condition became worse what should I do?

Drug addiction: You need treatment for drug addiction. If your asthma is not under control, there are other safer ; more effective medications. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) ; theophylline are dangerous unless used under a physician's supervision. They can cause convulsions ; heart arrhythmias. Please do not delay seeking help for your addiction. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Vasu Brown
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Drug Addiction (Definition)

Drug addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological ...Read more