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What can I do in addition to campral to help with my alcohol addiction?

What can I do in addition to campral to help with my alcohol addiction?

AA Support Groups: Alcoholics anonymous or other peer-based support groups have good success rates of treating alcoholism. Disulfiram can help in some patients by serving as a deterrent if used under proper supervision. Drinking alcohol while taking it makes you incredibly sick. Counseling, outpatient rehab services are other options as is inpatient rehab. Bottom line don't go it alone with just campral. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What can I do to help with my recovery from substance abuse?

What can  I do to help with my recovery from substance abuse?

Look For Support: Fisrt make the decision that you want to stop and realize that you will need support. Find a 12-step program that addresses your particular substance of abuse. Family and friends can be a great source of support. A physical exam by your primary care physician would be a good idea. An evaluation by a psychiatrist or addiction specialist would also prove helpful. Good luck, many do succeed. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a colleague with a heroin addiction ?

What can I do to help a colleague with a heroin addiction ?

Avoid codependency: While it is important to support a person with an addition, you also want to make sure you don't facilitate or enable their addictive behavior. One of the best things you can do is become more educated about addiction and addictive behavior, then you will be able to avoid things that enable the addiction. Consider going to a support group like alanon to learn more. Also read about codependency. ...Read more

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What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal symptoms?

What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal  symptoms?

See a doctor: First of all congratulations for making the first step of recognizing you have a problem and wanting to do something about it. As far as withdrawal, it really depends on specifically what and how much you have been using. It is better to taper rather than going cold turkey. A doctor can also help you get connected to a support system so you can stay off. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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What should I do to help with my addiction to herbal incense?

What should I do to help with my addiction to herbal incense?

A treatment program: Most chemical dependency programs, while they mostly treat folks with alcohol, opiate and Cocaine problems, also treat people with a variety of other issues. Herbal incenses like k2 and spice are basically cannabis substitutes, and the treatment to help get off these is really no different than for those other drugs. Try 12-step programs like aa/na or get into a formal treatment program/counseling. ...Read more

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How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

See a psychologist: Psychologists and other psychotherapists provide treatment that not only helps now and but helps prevent reoccurences. ...Read more

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What should I do to cope with the stress and depression of drug abuse?

What should I do to cope with the stress and depression of drug abuse?

Get treatment: If you are experiencing depression and stress while engaging in drug abuse there is no coping, these all run hand in hand. Which comes first is always in question. Important message get help. Call clarity program at 1-248-592-1050. It's confidential, patented, and intensive treatment will held you get your life back. ...Read more

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In addition to excercise, what can I do to relieve and control anxiety and stress levels? How do I know if my anxiety is bad enough to see an expert?

In addition to excercise, what can I do to relieve and control anxiety and stress levels? How do I know if my anxiety is bad enough to see an expert?

Anxiety, Stress: Relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, and change of environment can help with anxiety. When symptoms are intense, overwhelming and affect your sleep, appetite, concentration, relationships, and work, ;and you have racing thoughts and physical symptoms, please see a therapist. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with my drug addicted family?

What can I do to cope with my drug addicted family?

Drugs and family: The solution to any such problem is to go where you need to go. Be an example of what it is to be drug-free. To chase someone is of little or no use. To shame or berate will just make things worse .That said people do need help and the way one gives help is is very difficult to determine. Family bonds are strong. Support groups such as al-anon for family members useful to develop strategies. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has anxiety and depression caused by it. I'm wondering what i can do to help myself stay strong to help her and what i can do to helpher?

My girlfriend has anxiety and depression caused by it. I'm wondering what i can do to help myself stay strong to help her and what i can do to helpher?

Lend Her Your Ear: A common complaint i hear from my patients who suffer from depression/anxiety is, "no one listens to me or understands me". Educate yourself about her diagnosis. Ask her what she needs, then listen carefully to her reply. Provide a non-judgemental, compassionate, safe environment for her. The following website will provide invaluable info: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/index.Shtml. Good luck to both. ...Read more

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Opaite.Addiction /sedative medicines. How can I get help to refrain from not using. My cravings are very strong. Can the doctors prescribe something?

Opaite.Addiction /sedative medicines.  How can I get help to refrain from not using. My cravings are very strong.  Can the doctors prescribe something?

See pain specialist: It seems that you are dependent on two classes of medications, and the combined effects if at too high a dose, could be very dangerous. Yes, physicians who specialize in pain management, such as physiatrists or anesthesiologists, can help substantially, and relieve your urges. You might seek help locally at Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ...Read more

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I need to know an OTC drug to help a friend relax and get through his issues with his heroin and meth addiction. Same effect as alcohol. Thanks.

I need to know an OTC drug to help a friend relax and get through his issues with his heroin and meth addiction. Same effect as alcohol. Thanks.

Drug Withdrawal: First an addict coming off of meth and heroin needs to be observed during withdrawal. There is too much risk in detoxing without medical attention close at hand. There is no otc medication to help one stay safe while detoxing. Your friend needs to be in a safe and medical place for this. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my caffeine addiction?

What can I do to help my caffeine addiction?

It is possible: Accept that the process will take as much time as it takes and that it will be excruciatingly painful. Withdrawal symptoms may include migraine headaches, nausea, restlessness, sleepiness, irritability, etc. Calculate how much money you spend a year on coffee, tea, cola or other caffeine-containing products and think of something that you would rather spend that money on. ...Read more

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I intend to use neurofeedback to help with my epilepsy condition. Should i stop my meds so i can align my brain to work without them?

I intend to use neurofeedback to help with my epilepsy condition.   Should i stop my meds so i can align my brain to work without them?

No: You should coordinate neurofeedback with your physician who prescribes your medication. Perhaps dosage can be reduced as progress is made via nf. ...Read more

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What can I do or take to control my anxieties and cope?

What can I do or take to control my anxieties and cope?

Many things: Consider deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, acupressure, cognitve behavioral therapy or possibly psychotropic medications. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with anxiety and depression?

What can I do to help with anxiety and depression?

Avoid: Anxiety and depression can be made worse by alcohol and drugs so these should be avoided in people that suffer from either of those symptoms. Something that can help anxiety or depression is light exercise. ...Read more

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How can I medically help me with my alcohol dependence?

How can I medically help me with my alcohol dependence?

Thiamine: Alcohol causes thiamine deficiency (so does sugar). Get rid of sugar in all its different forms and take some large doses of thiamine like 100 mg 3 times a day and a supplement of magnesium + a multivitamin. You can get them at the healh food store. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

An addiction to alcohol or mental illness and compulsive behavior ...Read more