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What requirements exist for Suboxone treatment programs?

What requirements exist for Suboxone treatment programs?

I assume....: Your question is about criteria for admission to a treatment program. If you admit that you have an opioid addiction and will be paying cash it is very unlikely the program will turn you away. If you will be using insurance then the program will usually get your ins. Co. To approve and authorize the admission and treatment. ...Read more

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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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How does Suboxone treatment for addiction work?

How does Suboxone treatment for addiction work?

Suboxone is ....: Not a pure opioid but it blocks the same opioid receptors as opioids do. It is different because it does not activate the receptors like a pure opioid and does not give you the same type of response. So no good feelings that require a gradual increase in dosage like pure opioid. Suboxone is used to allow you to get off an opioid fairly comfortably and the keep cravings at bay. ...Read more

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Treatment options for dilaudid detox? Thanks!

Treatment options for dilaudid detox? Thanks!

Opioid treatment: Subuxone, methadone, clonidine, baclofen, ondansetron, anxiety meds. You should be under them care of an experienced physician. Consider vivitrol/naltrexone when detox completed. ...Read more

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Replacement medication for methadone for chronic pain?

Replacement medication for methadone for chronic pain?

Maybe non-drugs too?: There are a wide range of non-drug approaches to chronic pain too. Consider adding some into your pain cocktail to cover all the bases possible. Also, they don't have side effects and interaction problems. Meditation, hypnosis, behavioral changes, etc, here's a useful free resource for overall self-mgmt of chronic conditions. See link: https://selfmanage.Org/betterhealth/enrolled/hlsessionsummary. ...Read more

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How long does vicodin addiction treatment last for in-patient treatment?

How long does vicodin addiction treatment last for in-patient treatment?

Vicodin: This varies depending on how mush vicodin was abused and also on what the in-patient treatment plan requires. The latter varies from one facility to another. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for long term follow up for elderly woman hospitalized for UTI ? ?Low dose maintenance antibiotics ?Monthly testing?

Prevention measures: Daily cranberry juice or pill will help to prevent uti. However, if there is multiple uti, then there may be a kidney stone, tumor, incontinence, dryness of vaginia, bladder dysfunction or urethrea problem. Urology consultation is therefore recommended to prevent from having long term UTI problems. ...Read more

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Is methadone maintenance an effective option for treating a herion addiction?

Is methadone maintenance an effective option for treating a herion addiction?

Methadone: Simply put- yes. This should be done thru a formal addiction clinic where Methadone is used. In conjunction counseling is also required. ...Read more

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Any expert recommendations for prescription low testosterone treatment?

Any expert recommendations for prescription low testosterone treatment?

Low Testosterone ,me: There are several brand name testosterone products available. There are injections which do not provide a smooth level of testosterone. Better are the topicals of which there are many. Cheapest is in the form of a cream or gel which can be compiled by your local pharmacy on your doctors prescription. The brand products are much more expensive and arguably no better. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for insulinoma?

Are there treatment guidelines for insulinoma?

Yes: First is appropriate diagnosis. Make sure that the patient's blood sugar is repaetedly low and that they are not taking Insulin or other drugs. Next, scans may be useful for localizing the tumor. Only then - an experienced endocrine (or hepatopancreatobiliary) surgeon should remove it. These tumors are very rare, often hard to find, and you should go to a specialized center for surgery. ...Read more

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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

Addiction: Aa & na groups, also deterrents such as antabuse, (disulfiram) campral, zyban, etc., depending on the type of substances used. ...Read more

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Aadderall addiction: is outpatient treatment a viable alternative to an inpatient program? Are success rates significantly lower?

Mutual support works: Both inpatient and outpatient programs work most effectively when combined with mutual support. Consider attending a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous or Crystal Meth Anonymous. ...Read more

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Which is a better treatment option for opioid addiction, Suboxone or methadone?

Which is a better treatment option for opioid addiction, Suboxone or methadone?

Suboxone by far!: As a physician with 10 years of experience treating addiction, i feel that suboxone is a much better treatment. The main advantage of Methadone is price. Suboxone is safer in that you cannot overdose with it, unlike methadone. Suboxone blocks other opioids from getting you high (or dead), and it won't work if injected. Suboxone visits are usually monthly, not daily like at Methadone clinics. ...Read more

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Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?

Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?

Harm Reduction. : The ideal treatment for meth addiction is one that does not include use of stimulants. The meth addict treated with stimulant replacement runs the risk of impaired control over use. At the same time, the physician should "first do no harm", and in rare case by case basis may have to employ the lesser of two evils for purposes of harm reduction. Ideally addressed by an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the latest drug treatment approved by fda for cushing's syndrome?

What is the latest drug treatment approved by fda for cushing's syndrome?

Many: The treatment is usually surgical. The medicines used are:mifepristone, ketoconazole, metyrapone, mitotane, etomidate. All/any should be administered under expert guidance. ...Read more