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Living Drug Free (Overview)

Living drug free is a state in which a previous drug user no longer uses the substance and is free from the effects of withdrawal.


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Receiving drug tested at court, do their drug tests detect detox drinks?

Receiving drug tested at court, do their drug tests detect detox drinks?

No test for drugs: No they only test for drugs, and detox drinks do not contain drugs they test you for. ...Read more

Living Drug Free (Overview)

Living drug free is a state in which a previous drug user no longer uses the substance and is free from the effects of withdrawal.


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Healthy living: what furniture stores are particularly good about selling furniture that's free of vocs?

Healthy living: what furniture stores are particularly good about selling furniture that's free of vocs?

Hastens for beds: The gold standard, at least for "green" bedding, is hastens. The company reports it meets standards set by Öko-tex and others for home and environmental health. Mattresses are made with cotton and even horsehair! ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Are there any free kidney transplant hospitals in the USA that offer free or low cost transplant operations to poor patients from overseas?

Are there any free kidney transplant hospitals in the USA that offer free or low cost transplant operations to poor patients from overseas?

No: Cal different hospitals in the US and ask for the international laison person. Discuss your situation with that person and don,t be shy about asking for help. good luck ...Read more

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Living with Apraxia (Checklist)

Be patient
daily
Practice over and over
daily
Use technology as needed
daily
Practice, practice, practice
daily
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Will zaleplon show in drug test by department of state police for zolpidem, barbituates, opioids and other acidic neutral or basic drugs?

Will zaleplon show in drug test by department of state police for zolpidem, barbituates, opioids and other acidic neutral or basic drugs?

See below: Depends. My test shows it but I specifically have it in the panel. It will not be tested for by test for benzo or barb but the police test may be more. Comprehensive ...Read more

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If you are legally taking Suboxone and fail a pre employment drug screen for buprenorphine is it legal for them to deny the job?

If you are legally taking Suboxone and fail a pre employment drug screen for buprenorphine is it legal for them to deny the job?

Probably not: If you are taking prescribed buprenorphine, you may fall under the protection of the americans with disabilities act. If so, you are entitled to accommodations for your disability if our employer has more than 50 employees and meets other criteria. Get your doctors note doctor that the Buprenorphine is prescribed and you and the medication are under medical supervision. Then take the test. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adhere to the parameters of your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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Are there any free psychiatric services in broward county florida?

Are there any free psychiatric services in broward county florida?

Cmhc's: Community mental health centers get funding for free services for individuals with limited means. Try them first. ...Read more

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Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Mental health expert: It sounds like you are taking medications for muscle problems like RLS and psychiatric issues as well as anxiety. Your best option is to cobnsult wiuth a neurologist or psychiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
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Living with Osteoporosis (Checklist)

Quit smoking!
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Limit alcohol to no more than 1 serving per day
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Is there any free or low cost immunization program in california?

Is there any free or low cost immunization program in california?

See link below: Check out the immunization page of the california department of health for information http://www.Cdph.Ca.Gov/programs/immunize/pages/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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How do drug addictions affect a person's social health?

How do drug addictions affect a person's social health?

Ruins: One definition of addiction is when the drug becomes more important than a person's friendships, family, spirituality, or other major areas of one's life. As you can see by this definition it will ruin or displace these relationships ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
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Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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Is alcohol free listerine good for lice?

Is alcohol free listerine good for lice?

Listerine is not a : Treatment for lice. Tx requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair ; remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd tx may be needed. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for a smoking drug addict?

Life expectancy for a smoking drug addict?

Less than : 10 years, if by drugs you are referring to opioids (heroin, oxycodone, fentanyl, Vicodin). The average opioid addict has a 10 year life expectancy from their date of first use. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Yauch Dr. Yauch
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Living with Rosacea (Checklist)

Avoid rosacea triggers including sun exposure, emotional stress,
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See your doctor for possible topical or oral antibiotics to treat your rosacea
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What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

Adverse effects : Pharmacovigilance is the science of detecting collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbalism and traditional medicines. ...Read more

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How common is elder abuse at assisted living facilities?

How common is elder abuse at assisted living facilities?

Elder Abuse: The exact answer is difficult to determine. First, reports of abuse are investigated by various agencies and entities. Second, a smaller proportion of the reports are found to be substantiated. Third, there are too many variables in the definition of abuse. Fourth, the various agencies do not necessarily collaborate potentially creating duplicate reports. Physical abuse is the most commonly report. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Living with Neuropathy (Checklist)

Monitor your blood sugar levels
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Wear loose-fitting shoes
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Abstain from alcohol
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Stop smoking
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Klonopin (clonazepam) daily .5 to 2mg prn;. Lost my insurance so stocked a year's worth via the net. Drug screen for a new job but no script. Dilemma.

Klonopin (clonazepam) daily .5 to 2mg prn;.  Lost my insurance so stocked a year's worth via the net.  Drug screen for a new job but no script.  Dilemma.

Not health question: Yes, you face a dilemma, although this is not a health question, except to note that withdrawal is likely if Klonopin (clonazepam) is stopped suddenly. Clonazepam is easily detected on drug screens ; lasts a long time in the body. Maybe be honest with the new job ; hope for the best? As a doctor, not a job counselor, i can't really say. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider getting your hernia surgically repaired
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more

Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
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Living with HIV (Checklist)

Find a doctor specializing in HIV treatment
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Lifestyel modification, less stress, eat healthy, exercise, condoms
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Id dr., HIV undetc. Glucose fasting again at 126. Are there any new HIV drugs rto help gluc. Eat well, ride m bike, don't drink or eat sweets.Feno 200m?

Id dr., HIV undetc. Glucose fasting again at 126. Are there any new HIV drugs rto help gluc. Eat well, ride m bike, don't drink or eat sweets.Feno 200m?

Skinny diabetes: I do not see a hemoglobin a1c here. Nor do I see a normal HIV medication cocktail listed on your meds. I am thus at a loss as to what you need. Diabetes, especially with good body size can be much harder to treat than regular hiv. ...Read more

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Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?

Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?

Still studied: Currently the thought is that although suboxone initially increases dopamine ultimately it blocks dopamine activity. Methadone may stimulate dopamine synthesis but recent brain studies do not see effect in the brain Stimulents are very potent dopamineric medications. ...Read more

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Living with Asthma (Checklist)

See an allergist
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Follow recommendations to minimize your exposure to allergens
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Be sure to get an initial lung function test
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Get lung function tests before and one month after you change your medications
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I learnt the antiretroviral drug for HIV is free. So how come living with it is expensive? My sister has HIV and there's no money. Will she die

I learnt the antiretroviral drug for HIV is free. So how come living with it is expensive? My sister has HIV and there's no money. Will she die

Where do you live?: It's hard to answer without knowing where you live. In most developed countries, antiretroviral therapy is available to people who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Treating HIV is expensive, but it doesn't have to be expensive for the person who has it. ...Read more

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How do I break free from abusing drugs?

How do I break free from abusing drugs?

Get help!: Go to an na meeting, make an appointment with an addiction psychiatrist. Do it now! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe Dr. Lowe
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Living with Lupus (Checklist)

Schedule regular clinic visits with your rheumatologist, and don't miss them
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Take all of your medications every day
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Wear SPF 30+ and a hat everyday to avoid unprotected sun exposure
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Get plenty of rest every day, as fatigue can trigger flares
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Dr. Chan Hwang Dr. Hwang
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Living with ALS (Checklist)

See a rehabilitation professional to coordinate a support team
4x year
Get treatment from a pulmonologist for respiratory therapy and assistance
4x year
Have a respiratory therapist work with you
monthly
Get treatment from a physical therapist for braces and other adaptive equipment
monthly
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My son has a high iq, but also high drug use. How do I help him break free?

My son has a high iq, but also high drug use. How do I help him break free?

Talk with him: Talk with your son about your concerns. It has nothing to do with his high iq. If he is living in your home, you have the right to make rules about his drug use. If he wants help ( it needs to be his choice if he is an older teen or adult), you can help him find a good therapist or treatment program. Remind him that you love him, no matter what, but you don't like his drug use. ...Read more

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Living with Dyslexia (Checklist)

Understand your limitations and pace yourself
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Practice scanning what you read to capture the essence of the material
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Underline important concepts and write them in another area
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What are considered well accepted advantages of being drug free?

Where to begin: Once you are "free" you will have a new outlook on you life. Your relationships with family and friends will be vastly improved. Aside from the psychological effects, your physical well being will also improve. Try vigorous exercises and see how well you will improve with time versus how you felt when you were on drugs. You will be surprised. The best of luck to you and hang in. ...Read more