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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Probably not: Na is the prototypical 12 step program and smart recovery bills itself as an alternative to 12 step programs. Their focus is very different and you should decide on one or another depending on your own experience. ...Read more

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Is it legal for a narcotics anonymous counselor, of the opposite sex, to look at my genitals while i urinate for a drug screening?

Is it legal for a narcotics anonymous counselor, of the opposite sex, to look at my genitals while i urinate for a drug screening?

Not appropriate : Typically observed drug screens are done in the presence of same sex observers. You may want to consult an attorney about your legal question. ...Read more

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How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

Positive 12 steps: You can start a neutral program - positive 12 step program. You can find either local library or town/ church to give you space. Try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps.Org. ...Read more

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Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

No, r u an addict?: Most physicians try to understand what is causing the pain, and treat that problem. If you are more concerned about getting narcotics , then stopping the pain, red flags go up. There are many treatments for pain. Just resorting to narcotics suggests an addiction issue. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get off pain medications without narcotics?

Activity: Mild to moderate activity is always beneficial especially if it can address some of the underlying causes of the pain. There are non-narcotic meds that can substantially reduce the transmission of pain signals to and in your brain. You should probably see a pain specialist and discuss your goals. Don't rely entirely on passive therapies such as interventional pain procedures or chiropractic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about narcotic pain medications actually aggravating the pain?

This can happen in : Two ways. One, you actually increase the number of mu receptors by chronic use of opioid medications and making you have an increased sensitivity to pain along with developing a resistance to the opioid effects at current levels, always needing more. Or, second, you can develop opioid induced hyperalgesia, which is an acute reaction to opioids leading to exquisite pain that gets worse with dosing. ...Read more

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I've been on presc. Narcotics for a year & i want off them without withdrawls! is it possible?

Talk to prescriber: Most doctors would love to stop prescribing opioids so talk to your doctor about it. Typically you slowly wean down the meds as tolerated. Good luck. ...Read more

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