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Doctor insights on: The Anonymity Statement Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Probably not: Na is the prototypical 12 step program and smart recovery bills itself as an alternative to 12 step programs. Their focus is very different and you should decide on one or another depending on your own experience. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Is it legal for a narcotics anonymous counselor, of the opposite sex, to look at my genitals while i urinate for a drug screening?

Is it legal for a narcotics anonymous counselor, of the opposite sex, to look at my genitals while i urinate for a drug screening?

Not appropriate : Typically observed drug screens are done in the presence of same sex observers. You may want to consult an attorney about your legal question. ...Read more

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How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

Positive 12 steps: You can start a neutral program - positive 12 step program. You can find either local library or town/ church to give you space. Try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps.Org. ...Read more

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Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

No, r u an addict?: Most physicians try to understand what is causing the pain, and treat that problem. If you are more concerned about getting narcotics , then stopping the pain, red flags go up. There are many treatments for pain. Just resorting to narcotics suggests an addiction issue. ...Read more

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How long will narcotics stay in your system?

How long will narcotics stay in your system?

Depends on the drug: Different drugs have different rates that the body can eliminate them from the body. The common measurement for this is "half life, " which describes the average time needed for the body to eliminate one-half of the current level of drug circulating in the body (it is always an estimate because people differ in their liver's capacity to metabolize different drugs). ...Read more

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What are some of the most common narcotic drugs?

What are some of the most common narcotic drugs?

Narcotic drugs: Firstly the use of therm narcotics implies illegality. The proper term is opioid medication. Most common are morphine derived ( hydro morphine, oxymorons etcc), Codeine derived(hydro condone, oxycodone etc, ), fentanyl products, burprenorphine, methadone. ...Read more

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Which narcotics do not cause miosis?

Miosis: All true opioids will cause miosis to some degree dependent on doses given. ...Read more

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Should narcotic pain Meds be given for this condition?

Should narcotic pain Meds be given for this condition?

Which condition?: You do not name the condition. Please re-ask. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to narcotics in pain relief?

What are some alternatives to narcotics in pain relief?

Pain Relief: Physical therapy, massage therapy, heated aqua therapy, magnesium, tramadol, namenda, (memantine) muscle relaxants, etc. There are many treatments for pain. The best answer is to get to the root cause and alleviate the underlying problem. ...Read more

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What's the difference between narcotics and anesthesia?

Actions: Narcotics are given to reduce or control pain that a patient is experiencing, they do not reliably put you to sleep.. Anesthesia is designed to make the entire body insensate to pain by inducing a deep chemical sleep. ...Read more

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How can I avoid withdrawls from narcotic pain medication?

Not Reliably..: You may minimize these symptoms by withdrawing slowly, preferably under the direction of a health care professional. He/she may suggest replacement medications within the context of your medical profile and current circumstances. Long-time users, people with long-term and ongoing pain control issues, and those with chronic diseases do not allow for a simple answer to this question. ...Read more

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I recieved narcotics due to extreme pain. Was this correct?

Maybe: Narcotics are powerful pain killers. Narcotics are prescribed for severe pain. I would recommend trying other medications like nsaids, topical cream, muscle relaxants ... First before resourcing to narcotics. It is highly addicted. ...Read more

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How should you deal with a brother who is abusing narcotics?

Bring someone: With you that he respects, and confront him. Preferably, you will be able to communicate your concerns in a way that you will be heard by them. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of drugs are considered a non narcotic?

Non-restricted: As a rule of thumb, narcotics are controlled medications and thus you would need a prescription from a licensed professional before you can fill the prescription. Thus narcotics are in use for pain control but because of abuse potential, regulations and restrictions do exist. The same can not be said of the other non opiate analgesics eg nsaids where such restrictions are non existent. ...Read more