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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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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