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I am having excruciating pain in my mouth. I feel i need oxycodone or hydrocodone. I take Suboxone everyday for my opioid abuse. What can I do?!

I am having excruciating pain in my mouth. I feel i need oxycodone or hydrocodone. I take Suboxone everyday for my opioid abuse.  What can I do?!

Mouth pain: You shoud go to the emergency room for excruciating pain. Or perhaps to a dentist if the pain is from a tooth. Numerous studies are now showing that, long term, opiods will make your pain perception actually worse, not better. Pain is a side effect, not a primary problem. Find the source of your problem, don't just look to treat the effects. ...Read more

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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


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How bad is opioid abuse and how is it treated?

How bad is opioid abuse and how is it treated?

Prevalent: Opiods in general are widely used in the United States. 99% of all hydrocodone in the world is prescribed in the us. Abuse can be treated as an inpatient or outpatient basis but both rely on weaning and ultimately eliminating the use of the opiod at all. ...Read more

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How bad is opioid abuse and how is it treated?

Prevalent: Opiods in general are widely used in the United States. 99% of all hydrocodone in the world is prescribed in the us. Abuse can be treated as an inpatient or outpatient basis but both rely on weaning and ultimately eliminating the use of the opiod at all. ...Read more

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I am having excruciating pain in my mouth. I feel i need oxycodone or hydrocodone. I take Suboxone everyday for my opioid abuse. What can I do?!

Mouth pain: You shoud go to the emergency room for excruciating pain. Or perhaps to a dentist if the pain is from a tooth. Numerous studies are now showing that, long term, opiods will make your pain perception actually worse, not better. Pain is a side effect, not a primary problem. Find the source of your problem, don't just look to treat the effects. ...Read more

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How can I stop abusing pain medication?

How can I stop abusing pain medication?

Abusing pain med: Please seek help from pcp, addictionologist, psychologist and possible psychiatrist. If you can do it alone then "cudos" to you. More than likely you will need help. ...Read more

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What causes over abuse from your childhood?

What causes over abuse from your childhood?

With a professional: Discussing your options through private therapy is the best proven method. Discuss with your doctor in finding a good therapist. ...Read more

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How can I support someone who abuses alochol?

How can I support someone who abuses alochol?

Take care of YOU: This may sound counterintuitive, but the best thing is to take care of your own behavior first. Some people equate "helping" with trying to control the alcoholic's behavior, or his/her access to alcohol. This can lead to over-focus on what the alcoholic is doing. Attending al-anon, the group for families and friends of alcoholics, can help you balance this. http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/. ...Read more

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Where might you go if getting verbally abused?

Where might you go if getting verbally abused?

You don't deserve it: No one needs this. If at work, file a complaint with human resources. If in a marriage, a helper or a divorce lawyer. If at home, and you are a teen, take this utterly cynical but helpful advice. Pretend you love your parents -- until you are able to emancipate (college, military, real job). & may be see a pastor, trusted friend, counselor, or simply trying to be the best kid you can be. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell someone that you were abused as a child?

Can you tell me how to tell someone that you were abused as a child?

Abuse: Its not easy to share something this personal. I would advise you to find someone you can trust. You may need to seek professional help if no one close to you would keep what you say confidential. If you are sure the listener is objective and will not tell others what you need to say it is a lot easier to share what happened to you. Sadly 40% of women have been abused so you are not alone. ...Read more

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What can be done if you suspect a neighbor is ?Physically abusing someone?

What can be done if you suspect a neighbor is ?Physically abusing someone?

Notify the police: Different states have different laws, but in all states, abusing a child or an elderly person should be reported to the police, i guess the same would apply to any other prsron who may be being subjected to abuse. ...Read more

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Only like sex if i'm being physically abused like choked of slapped. Is something wrong with me?

Only like sex if i'm being physically abused like choked of slapped. Is something wrong with me?

Trauma?: You might be experiencing the effects of sexual abuse or trauma. I suggest you talk with a therapist to explore non-judgmentally what might be behind your desire to be abused while having sex. ...Read more

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What are signs of domestic abuse?

What are signs of domestic abuse?

Multiple: Lack of mutual respect, verbal attacks, controlling and isolating behavior, disparaging remarks (particularly in front of others), failure to engage in constructive interactions, placing inappropriate blame on the other person, and so on and so on, until it degenerates into physical abuse. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

Many: Firstly, any abuse should be reported. Obvious signs of bruises in many stages of healing, genital or rectal trauma. A patient that seems fearful of their caretaker, or a patient that the caretaker refuses to have you interview them alone maybe a sign. Under nutrition, poor hygiene and other signs of neglect maybe noticeable. Less obvious signs may include financial abuse. ...Read more

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What are the effects of child abuse?

What are the effects of child abuse?

Serious and Numerous: This is a big topic. There can be both short term and long term effects from childhood abuse and neglect. The consequences of being abused as a child can be mild or severe with problems in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse and criminality-but those aren't all. Some great information is at the website for child welfare information gateway. http://www.childwelfare.gov/. ...Read more

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Why might people abuse pain medication?

Why might people abuse pain medication?

Abuse pain med: This is because they use the medication not for the pain relief but for the euphoric effects - the false sense of well being-. ...Read more

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Whats the easiest way to get off opioids?

Whats the easiest way to get off opioids?

Slowly: Under the direction of a physician, opioids can be tapered off slowly. Even though withdrawal can feel deathly, it's usually not a danger as it is with suddenly stopping benzodiazepines. Another helpful thing will be to work with an interventional pain physician (usually a physiatrist or anesthesiologist) that can find the source of the pain and treat that directly. ...Read more

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What is officially deemed "spousal abuse"?

What is officially deemed "spousal abuse"?

The legal definition: Will vary from state to state. In general, spouse abuse or domestic violence is an act or threat of violence, coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge against a person with whom the perpetrator has had an intimate relationship. It can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse or intimidation. If in doubt, talk to a women's shelter or a physician, psychologist, lawyer, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any adult effects of childhood abuse?

Are there any adult effects of childhood abuse?

Varies Widely: Survivors of trauma, incl. Sexual abuse, behave in all sorts of ways. Whether or not their behavior reflects their trauma depends on how they coped with it - incl. The stories they told themselves about it, stories they may have told others about it, etc. These stories capture how they made sense of the trauma ; the meaning they gave it. How they coped likely also reflected the support they had. ...Read more

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