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Friend just entered a new york state run drug rehabilitation facility. What happens while he is there?
I smoked heavily for 6 years. I had a diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in June. I cut down from 3 ppd to 1/2 ppd. However, I just started rehab for IV drugs after almost dying from sepsis. Rehab says not to stop smoking now; but what about my lung issue?
Interchangeable: A rehabilitation (rehab) facility can refer to a place where you get admitted in order to recover & rehabilitate from a number of conditions. The recovery & rehabilitation could refer to a medical condition (e.g. After a stroke, surgery) or it can refer to a rehab facility for addiction. Experienced primary doctors are usually the best people to ask which rehab is best for you. ...Read more
Skilled Care: A rehab facility will provide several types of skilled care. This usually includes therapy, from a physical therapist, occupational therapist and possibly speech therapist. This may be for 2-3 hours a day. It will also include skilled nursing care. Patients reside in such a facility anywhere from one week up to 3 weeks or longer, depending on their diagnosis. ...Read more
What do I do if a doctor fired me from her practice then is the only doctor who rounds at my rehab facility?
Find another doctor: Every doctor has the right to fire a patient for any reason as long as reasonable notice (3-4 weeks) is given. It is not his responsibility to find you a new doctor but he may. He is responsible to care for you for any emergencies for the notice period. It is your responsibility to find a new doctor, inquire about covered doctors from your insurance company. The rehab facility has its own doctors. ...Read more
See below: Social workers are a valuable member of the rehab team. They provide emotional support for the stress and anxiety often associated with an acute or chronic illness. They work with families. They can smooth the process of discharge to home. They can teach relaxation techniques and conduct one on one psychotherapy. We have had a social worker at our rehab facility since we opened. ...Read more
I'm 16 and have been drinking pretty regularly. I'm straightening my life out and being sent to a rehab facility for teens. What do they do there?
Rehabilitation: Good for you for getting the help you need! There are different approaches to treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. Most rehabilitation facilities help people learn how to get and stay sober. Some also help people uncover any underlying problems that could have been there before the drinking/drug use started, so those problems can be addressed in a healthier way. ...Read more
Rehab facility: Try kessler institute for rehabilittion in west orange new jersey. They also have other facilities in new jersey. They are amongst the most renowned institutions for rehab in the world and treat all conditions that cause disability or loss of function in people of all ages. ...Read more
Family member has surgery 3 weeks ago. He is off vent but on trach. Is it possible for rehab facility to get him to breath on his own again?
I do wound care at a local rehab and health facility and I would like some advice on how to assist a lady in healing her bilateral thigh wounds.
Topical and air: If her thighs prevent air circulation, she may need to, position with legs spread open for a while each day to avoid maceration in the wound. I Assume she is on antibiotics, topical debrieding agents like silver sulfadiazine are helpful as well. Be sure to address the cause for the wound initially, such as incontinence, and remediate that as well ...Read more
Elder man had surgery for broken patella. Transferred to a care/rehab facility. What will they do for him, length of time, and purpose of stay?
Rehab: They will help him get his strength back and make sure his balance good and give him correct techniques for mobilization. Length of stay depends on his situation but could be week or so. ...Read more
I work in a cardiac rehab facility as an intern and I'm doing a case study, why would someone be on amiodarone and carvedilol?
Many scenarios: Amiodarone is a powerful anti arrhythmic having some beta blocker properties. Carvedilol is a beta blocker without anti arrhythmic properties. It also benefits people with heart failure (HF) &/or coronary disease (CAD). If someone has an arrhythmia and CAD, HF, or possibly just hypertension it's common to need both. Combination can cause slow heart rate or low BP, among other side effects. ...Read more
My father is 84 recently he can t stand or walk and has a lot of pain in the lower back lots of mris and xrays don t show anything in a rehab facility?
Need a specific ques: You state several observations but your question is not clear. Please submit a new question to the site. Questions are not linked, so submit basic info & your question. Read through it before submission to make sure it asks what you want. ...Read more
Cough with green phlegm. Got it about 3 weeks now from a rehab care facility for physical therapy. Unable to leave the house.?
Need evalution infec: This suggests aninfection. You need an evaluation for a possible lung infection ...Read more
My daughter was in the hospital with lupus, she contracted lupus myelitis, she went to a rehab facility to learn to walk again died while seeking help?
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Fiancé given. 250 digoxin for about 2 weeks b4 rehab facility contacted dr about symptoms. Weight loss, confusion, excess sleep. He still has some confusion after dose lowered to. 125. Will this improve?
Reducing dependence: The goal of rehab is to reduce physiological dependence, and undo psychological dependence. For the physiological side, the dose of prescription drugs is gradually reduced and substituted with safer medications, to gradually turn off physical dependence. For illicit drug rehab, just the substitute drugs are given. Counseling is provided to turn off the psychological dependence. ...Read more
Drug rehab goals: If you mean the participant, he/she gets a chance to regain control of life away from the substance. Counseling to determine why the path was chosen will assist in changing the behavior. Education on the damages caused by the substance to the body will provide awareness of the cost of use. The milieu of those who have been there before will show the future to the new user. ...Read more
Drug Rehab & The Law: In some states and jurisdiction the court may have the vested power to order a person to enter a drug rehab. Alternatives may be available. But if ordered into a rehab, look at it as a blessing; it may your best means of gaining yourself back. ...Read more
There are many: Florida is a large state with lots of resources, but facilities change and gettign current information from someone who treats addictions and is familiar with the current state of more health care for less is wise. In the north central florida area the university of florida recovery center has some great doctors and a range of options, in ocala the vines offers treatment. ...Read more
No clear answer:
This is such a complex question depending on the person's needs/drug history/use etc.
Have someone with experience at treating substance abuse do a screening interview to figure out the best way of this individual. ...Read more
From minimal to...: Depends on the rehab center. Quick opiod detox centers hospitalize you for three days and you spend four more in a "half way" facility. Little in the way of machinery for\ exercise. More sporting activities avaialble in facilities requiring weeks of stay, but again dependent on the unit! ...Read more
Drug rehab failures: Different centers have different failure rates, but nationally close to 90% of those who did rehab will return to the poisons that led them there. Success depends how much the person wants to, succeed, eliminating contact with those who sold you, or shared the experience, and committing yourself, to a 12 step, program with a sponsor, and baby steps (1day at a time) will help, you win the battle. ...Read more
Yes: Recidivism rates in alcohol/drug abuse can be as high as 90%. The problems are many, and the separation from a drug using social network helps for, that time, but the desire to use often is stronger than the desire to stay straight. Addiction means loss, of control among other things. The 12 step program in AA has been successful by invoking higher powers and a clean buddy to assist. Are you ready? ...Read more
My brother got hooked on drugs, and has been to rehab, he now seems to have gone mental, what can we do to help him?
Please see special: He needs a specialist in drug rehab ...Read more
How can a person stop doing drugs? Besides rehab. So many people around me are dying from overdosing even after rehab and such...
Deep...: After birth only guaranteed thing is death......no matter what you do (Pope Paul, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Reagan). Now you society, environment, education, family, belief, hope, faith plays a role against your gene to change your speed at which you meet the final end point. Like the wild animals, wild diseases of the past...this is the new killer. ...Read more