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What to do if my wife is addicted to prescription drugs?

What to do if my wife is addicted to prescription drugs?

For her, nothing: You can do will make her stop, and nagging doesn't help anything - often makes it worse. You can tell her of your love and concern for her, get information on where help is available. In some cases, a formal intervention (very expensive and not covered by insurance) can help people get into treatment. Attend alanon meetings for yourself to deal with your issues about her use. ...Read more

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How can I get cured of ED without taking prescription drugs?

How can I get cured of ED without taking prescription drugs?

See a physician: There are other non prescription methods of treating ED. One is a Vacuum pump erection device device, also there are some injections that can be administered by a urologist- but this will count as medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how buying prescription drugs work in the us?

Can you tell me how buying prescription drugs work in the us?

Prescription meds: A physician prescribes a medication (can be hard copy that you bring to pharmacy, fax or telephonic order) and you go to pharmacy to pick up. Check to see if your insurance covers that medication ...Read more

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How can I tell if a person is addicted to prescription drugs?

How can I tell if a person  is addicted to prescription drugs?

Addiction diagnosis: It can be very difficult for the average person to tell if someone has an "addiction" problem vs. Being just physically dependent on a medication. They are not the same thing. Addiction usually has dishonesty as a symptom. Best the individual be evaluated by a physician certified by the american society of addiction medicine (http://www.Asam.Org/). ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best way to get off prescription drugs?

That depends on : what medications you are referring to. Your physician can tell you if you can stop cold turkey or if a med requires a taper. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to take prescription drugs that aren't mine?

Other peoples meds.: No. It is not a good practice to take other folks prescriptions. Sometimes it can even be fatal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any prescription drugs that start with the letter j?

Prescription drugs: Go on the site (http://www.rxlist.com/drugs/alpha_a.htm) and scroll down to medications starting with letter J. There are many of them. ...Read more

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What to do about a family member who is over-medicated on prescription drugs?

What to do about a family member who is over-medicated on prescription drugs?

Difficult but common: It is difficult to intervene unless your family member wants help. If the person is elderly, seeking a second opinion from a geriatric specialist would be a good place to start. It is amazing how many times my elderly patients improve just from stopping medications. However, this should only be done under competent medical supervision. ...Read more