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What Is Multimodal Drug Abuse Therapy
Depends on drug: Opiate abuse can be treated with several medications. Alcohol abuse as well, although not as successfully. Several advertised treatments aren't universally accepted. The best treatment for drug abuse is an approach that includes the entire person, looking for underlying causes for the drug problem, 12-step program & drug/alcohol counseling. ...Read more
Do it til u feel it: Support groups (aa, na), exercise, other healthy activities, eating healthy, sleeping enough, sober fun... Even if you don't feel like it, getting in a routine of healthy activities will help. Acting your way into feeling better and thinking more clearly is far more effective than waiting until you think or feel differently so you can do things differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser therapy: I'm assuming you mean laser therapy as a form of acupuncture? It has been used with several kinds of addictions, but the research available doesn't document the results well. This doesn't mean it's ineffective, just that more studies are needed. Here are a couple that i could find: [nicotine] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21249644 ; [alcohol] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15674998. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?
Exercise: Exercise is one of the keys. The type and intensity will be very much based on if you have any underlying cardiopulmonary(heart/lung) compromise at baseline. If this is the case, you should review with your doctor what type of exercise program will be appropriate for you or if you have specific limitations. Otherwise live healthy, eat well, sleep well, foster strong family/friend relationships. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical assisted tx: Is it trouble coping with the drug abuse during pregnancy or with the pregnancy itself? Opiate dependent pregnant women can be very safely and successfully treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine. Plus counseling and cognitive behavior therapy. Please visit your OB/GYN and ask for a referral or help finding an addiction specialist. ...Read more
Previous hallucinogen drug abuse has given me anxiety. I have delusions of demons and I can picture out evil faces almost anywhere I look. Just looking for some tips, Xanax helps me but pref no drugs.
Unfortunately: The best treatment may be a medication for persisting effects from hallucinogenic damage. Other relaxation strategies may be helpful as would guided meditation to learn to control the thought processes for longer periods of time and increase a sense of connection to reality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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