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Should I tell my doctor if I use cocaine?

Should I tell my doctor if I use cocaine?

Yes: The very fact that you are asking that questions implies you have some concerns about your drug use. Which is a good thing. If you trust you doctor this is a very important conversation to have. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, please tell me if i had cocaine 1 week before the drug tests and weed daily until 2 weeks before the tests , what can I do to pass? It is a preemployment test , is that a urin test or can be saliva etc? Many thanks

Dear doctors, 

please tell me if i had cocaine 1 week before the drug tests and weed daily until 2 weeks before the tests , what can I do to pass?  It is a preemployment test , is that a urin test or can be saliva etc?  Many thanks

Stop usage: Although i'm sure i'd be wasting my breath telling you to quit these habits as they are not healthy, self destructive and...Expensive. With that being said...You need to stop using or even inhaling (pot smoke) for at least4 weeks. It is not only blood, urine & saliva test you need to worry about..Many employers are now also demanding hair samples. And the stuff you use, remains for a long time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you go to the doctors about a cocaine addiction?

Could you tell me what happens when you go to the doctors about a cocaine addiction?

You get help: Doctors are trained to be non-judgmental, meaning they won't outwardly judge your problem in the same negative fashion that society may have. They are there to help when they can & often can help. A long standing Cocaine addiction often requires the assistance of an addiction med specialist, psychiatrist, counselor, etc. But starting with your regular doctor is a very good 1st step. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if you have been using cocaine by looking inside your nose?

Doctors and Drug use: They may be very suspicious but would have other explanations. A good physician would feel free to ask if this is suspected. It is so much better not to lie about this. Especially to your physician. Medicine is not perfect, but addiction is a disease and your drug use, if it comes up, should be dealt with in a non-judgemental and respectful manner. ...Read more

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Can cocaine drug usage lead a doctor to say you have add?

Cocaine: I assume you mean "addiction". - yes - using illicit substances is deviant behavior. You will be classified as an addict. Sometimes we will call you a drug user. ...Read more

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How do the doctors help babies when the mom was on cocaine?

How do the doctors help babies when the mom was on cocaine?

Babies cocaine: Doctors treat the effects of withdrawal in the baby. Question to ask ?Why was mom trying to kill her unborn child. Not a good idea to make babies if mom cannot ensure a safe uterine environment and a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow up in. ...Read more

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I have a doctOr appointment with my pain clinic. and I need to lean cocaine out of my system. WhaT can Ido to clean up.

I have a doctOr appointment with my pain clinic. and I need to lean cocaine out of my system. WhaT can Ido to clean up.

Cocaine is: something your pain doctor needs to know about. He/she can help you get and stay clean. Street drugs will interfere w/medications your doc gives you. In the long run they won't help. So sorry you have the need for a pain clinic. Look into things like biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, etc. but in consultation w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If I take suboxone does it slow cocaine metabolites from leavin my body? I am prescribed the suboxone from a doctor!

No: Suboxone consists of buprenorphine, which modulates opioid receptors in the brain, and naltrexone, an opioid antagonist. Cocaine is considered a stimulant which affects dopamine receptors . Suboxone is typically used for treatment of opiate addiction. Both can be abused. Possible use of Suboxone for treatment of cocaine dependence is under investigation despite differing mechanisms of action. ...Read more