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The Anonymity Statement Of Narcotics Anonymous
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
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After a shower this pm (using no unknown products) I've become very itchy all over my body. What would recommend that 's safe w/narcotics?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which condition?: You do not name the condition. Please re-ask. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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