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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have narcotic abuse?
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
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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