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Doctor insights on: Narcotic Abuse In Children

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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

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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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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What are the health risks of narcotic abuse?

What are the health risks of narcotic abuse?

Health risks: The following - Death, loss of job, respiratory distress, Constipation, Hepatitis, HIV, loss of family, loss of teeth ...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?

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

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What could cause prescription drug abuse?

See below: Prescription drugs have a street value. Thus they are stolen and sold. People take opioids for non medical reasons in order to get high and escape reality. ...Read more

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How does prescription drug abuse develop?

Abuse: By taking too many pain medications for a long period of time. Usually at the fault of the patient. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

Addiction: Most commonly abused are pain and anxiety medications which develop tolerance. With time more is needed to get same effect. Most common cause for abuse of anything is a desire and/or need to alter something about one's current reality or "get high" quicker onset of effects leads to increased abuse potential. ...Read more

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What should I do to help prescription drug abuse?

Options: If you or someone you know is abusing these drugs, there life is at risk. Seek help of an addiction medicine specialist, who can offer options such as Suboxone to wean off these drugs safely. More serious cases require detox, either inpatient or outpatient. There are many programs offered by hospitals, you should inquire at hopkins, which is local for you.
It is important to get help asap. ...Read more

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How serious a problem is prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: Very serious - to the extent that current practices are being forced to change by government forced guidelines in which pain medications will be very difficult to get. ...Read more

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Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home. ...Read more

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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

Abuse: Lack of monitoring, euphoric effects, easy access, avoiding withdrawal, doctor-shopping, tolerance. Outcome is dependency (addiction) & more suffering & resistance to tx. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

Pain Meds: If you mean abuse of pain medication then it is a constant thought and activity pattern with the goal of obtaining the pain medication. ...Read more

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How can I protect my teen from my prescription drug abuse?

Lock your meds: You need to keep your medications locked in a safe out of general view. ...Read more

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What older age groups are at risk of prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: All age groups are at risk. Older folks are less likely to misuse/abuse but they are not totally immune. ...Read more

Dr. John Kim
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Prescription Drug Abuse (Definition)

When the patient is not taking the drug as prescribed, or is trying to get more of the drug ...Read more


Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Narcotic Abuse (Definition)

Physical reliance on opioids, a substance found in certain prescription pain medications and ...Read more