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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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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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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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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

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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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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
Once
Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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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 AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adherent with your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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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