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Where can I go for narcotic abuse?

Where can I go for narcotic abuse?

REHAB OR PHYSICIAN: I would contact my physician or insurance. Can go inpatient to detox and then treat inpatient at certain facilities or outpatient. So many options but the decision to quit is the most important first step. Contact your local narcotics anonymous chapter or go to a meeting. ...Read more

Dr. John Kim
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Prescription Drug Abuse (Definition)

Prescription drug abuse is a symptom in which a person is taking prescription drugs to have fun, to get high, to experiment with different drug effects, or to satisfy a drug addiction. The drugs are often obtained illegally, even though they are legal drugs when used properly for the persons and purposes that ...Read more


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What do you recommend for narcotic abuse?

What do you recommend for narcotic abuse?

Medical treatment: The longer the narcotic abuse goes on, the harder it is to quit. You may need inpatient detox under medical supervision. Can also seek help from narcotics anonymous or other support group. They often have resources and suggestions. ...Read more

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Does narcotic abuse usually cause many symptoms?

Does narcotic abuse usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Opioids cause constipation while using, diarrhea when withdrawing. Cause slow or stopped breathing. Withdrawal causes excruciating pain and the symptoms that come with that. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my narcotic abuse. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my narcotic abuse. Should i?

Subst Abuse Trt: Na (narcotics anonymous) is very helpful for many people struggling with narcotic drug use/abuse. If you feel any sense you cannot control your use, you are abusing and are losing your power and freedom in life.Try various na groups to find one that suites you best; then, go daily for your own mental and physical freedom in life! also, seek psychotherapy with someone specialized in substance abuse. ...Read more

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Do people with narcotic abuse have a lot of pain?

Yes: Paradoxically, patients using narcotics chronically have more pain when they are injured. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for narcotic abuse?

Best: Best is to participate in medically supervised detox program. This will increase success and make sure stay safe. ...Read more

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How do doctors track narcotic abuse?

Narcotic abuse: The dea tracks this as narcotics abuse implies illegality. Doctors track opioid misuse, abuse and addiction as they risk stratify each patient and closely monitor medication use. The dea is also interested in this area as well. ...Read more

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How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

Easy...: If you are taking more than prescribed, then you are abusing. If you can't stop taking the medication, then you are dependent. Dependence is not necessarily a negative thing however, as you may depend on a medication for relief to function normally. ...Read more

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