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Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Depends: For psychologically and medically stable patients on low dose opioids i generally try a slow outpatient taper. Sometimes its helpful to use a blinded cocktail. This means a mg amount of medication only known by your doctor is in the solution and md titrates based on symptoms. For high dose meds, sick patients, or psych unstable patients inpatient detox is warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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Im a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

Im a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

Coming off Heroin.: Detoxing from heroin at home is difficult. Your prescribing md will tell you how to use subutex correctly. You have to be off heroin for some time before you use subutex or else you will have major opioid withdrawal symptoms. Other medications like Clonidine can also help. ...Read more

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If im a inpatient at mental hospitol can I refuse meds?

If im a inpatient at mental hospitol can I refuse meds?

Rights: You have the right to refuse meds as long as your are not an imminent danger to self, others and gravely disabled you may not refuse meds in some forensic or civil commitments where the judge has approved involuntary psych meds. ...Read more

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Will it be safe for me to home detox from 8mgsuboxone and 4mg Xanax (alprazolam) a day at home?

Will it be safe for me to home detox from 8mgsuboxone and 4mg Xanax (alprazolam) a day at home?

No...: To begin with the combination of xanax (alprazolam) and Buprenorphine is very risky due to the increased risk of respiratory compromise. If this two meds are ever combined should be by a provider with experience prescribing both. It is definitely not safe for you to detox on your own especially with the high risk of seizures from xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. I advise you to visit the ed and get referred appropriately. ...Read more

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I buy 50 mlg of methadone a day to stay clean from other drugs, how can I detox at home ?

I buy 50 mlg of methadone a day to stay clean from other drugs, how can I detox at home ?

Detox: Methadone detoxification has to be done slowly. I way I do this is to do a 10-20% dose reduction every 2 weeks. Best is to do this under a md supervision. ...Read more

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I had a dui now I am required to go to group therapy do they test you for alcohol by etg or just 8 panel adams county pa?

I had a dui now I am required to go to group therapy do they test you for alcohol by etg or just 8 panel adams county pa?

Since only reason: to ask that is to try to beat it, an ethical physician's job is not to help you continue to hurt yourself. I have no idea what different programs in different areas use. You seem to think that it is more important to fool others than to face the fact that you are clearly developing a significant problem with alcohol. People with first DUI's have usually drunk and drove dozens of times before. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a drug test for a job tomorrow, do they test for Xanax (alprazolam) use?

What to do if I have a drug test for a job tomorrow, do they test for Xanax (alprazolam) use?

Xanax (alprazolam): Most places do, but if your medication is prescribed by a physician legitimately, u can ask for document from the physician to support your case. ...Read more

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If someone was to drink vodka a 1/2 pint to a pint aday for about 2months will thy need to medically detox or are the safe to do it at home.

If someone was to drink vodka a 1/2 pint to a pint aday  for about 2months will thy need to medically detox or are the safe to do it at home.

depends on levels: In most people, that amount of alcohol for that period of time will not likely result in seizures or dts if alcohol is stopped, but it can happen in some people, particularly if older, have other acute or chronic illnesses, smaller people and women. It can also elevate blood pressure and pulse, which can cause problems as well. It is best to talk to your health care provider and get some help! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm in desperate need of a methadone clinic I was just released from detox this morning am already using?

What do you advise if I'm in desperate need of a methadone clinic I was just released from detox this morning am already using?

Find a program: you obviously have access to a computer and the internet. Just doing a quick search revealed 10 methadone treatment programs in Montgomery county. Do the same search and start calling them, and see if any can take you quickly. There are often wait lists, so give your name and keep calling them every day if you have to wait. If you don't have to wait, get into one as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can any doctor prescribe a small amount of suboxone or subutex (2 pills) for emergency detox. Rehab I'm going to won't have meds until morning.

Can any doctor prescribe a small amount of suboxone or subutex (2 pills) for emergency detox. Rehab I'm going to won't have meds until morning.

Good decision: Suboxone is not recommended for emergency detox and controlled substances cannot be prescribed on HealthTap. Going to rehab is the first step in fighting your condition. ...Read more

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What hospitals administer Xanax (alprazolam) XR and how do I go about getting it? Do I have to be in an emergency situation?

What hospitals administer Xanax (alprazolam) XR and how do I go about getting it? Do I have to be in an emergency situation?

Xanax (alprazolam) supply: Sounds like you're seeking a specific drug to which you may be habituated or addicted. Er physicians are very familiar with such situations, and can make appropriate recommendations. This may include treatment for substance abuse. ...Read more

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I go to a Suboxone clinic (canada) will the pee test show that i smoke weed daily and then what--no more suboxone?

I go to a Suboxone clinic (canada) will the pee test show that i smoke weed daily and then what--no more suboxone?

Yes,: Daily use of cannabis will show up on a drug screening urinalysis. I can't speak for the suboxone clinic - but i wouldn't be surprised if they stopped treating you. What does your drug contract say? ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it. They use propofol and i don't want it.

I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it.  They use propofol and i don't want it.

Informed consent: Nothing should be done before explaining pros and cons and obtaining your permission. Propofol is not the only choice, although it is probably best drug for it today. One can undergo colonoscopy without any anesthesia, the experience is likely to be quite unpleasant and stressful and conditions for the doctor performing it suboptimal, so i would invite you to address all your concerns beforehand. ...Read more

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I need help with detox programs. How do you drop off your brother or sister at one?

Detox: Private detox is costly, but the cost of not treatment is the loss of a life and the destruction of lives of dependents of that person. Problem, again, is whether the person acknowledges a problem to be treated then accepts treatment. ...Read more

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Does the hospital have to tell a potential employer about a certain prescription drug i'm taking i go to a methadone clinic, i don't do drugs or anything illeagle i just want to know when the hospital finds methadone in my system as long as I have a note

It is confidential: Anyone in drug treatment program who releases information without your express permission is breaking the law, and could both be sued by you for damages and prosecuted criminally. Your question isn't clear as to whether you are receiving Methadone from a hospital-based program, or whether they are your employer. If they test you and find it, and it is legally prescribed, it shouldnt be problem. ...Read more

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Need drug to terminate a two week pregnancy. Where do I go?

Need drug to terminate a two week pregnancy. Where do I go?

Consider going to : A local family planning clinic. Other options are talking with your family physician or to your gynecologist. You need to learn about all of your options and the risks inherent in each. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm in a public hospital, should I be on another ward, with 24 hour cardiac monitor?

What do you advise if I'm in a public hospital, should I be on another ward, with 24 hour cardiac monitor?

Advice: Answering this questions requires a lot more information. You haven't said what is the reason you're in the hospital in the first place and more details than that are necessary. ...Read more

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If I go to a Canadian hosp for detox help off prescription percocets , what will they do to help me, if anything ?

If I go to a Canadian hosp for detox help off prescription percocets , what will they do to help me, if anything ?

Detox: Percocet dependence time takes a few weeks to develop. And typically, withdrawal from opioids like Percocet usually resolves within five (5) to ten (10) days after cessation. But the number of symptoms you experience, how long you experience them, and how severe the symptoms. Percocet addiction treatment options include opiate replacement therapy, with Suboxone or methadone, best done inpatient ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Methadone Detox (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate. Detoxification in this context can either refer to relieving withdrawal symptoms in individuals dependent on methadone or to correcting an ...Read more