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Where do I go for help with my addiction?

Where do I go for help with my addiction?

Many Options: To Help Treat Addictive Disorders: Community Supports (Recovery Centers or 12-Step Meetings), Individual Counselor or Agencies Licensed in Addictions Counseling, Psychologist/Psychiatrist, Individual and/or Group Psychotherapy, Intensive Outpatient Programs (Eve/Day), Inpatient/Residential Treatment (14-30+ days), Hospital Detox. Any combination of these. Help is available - addiction is treatable ...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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How do I get help with my depression for free?

How do I get help with my depression for free?

Research: Research mental health centers online or in the phonebook and give them a call. I just did a brief internet search foe free mental health care in louisiana. The following link provided a list of clinics in louisiana, including new orleans. The link is: http://www.Needymeds.Org/free_clinics.Taf?_function=list&state=la . Help is available. ...Read more

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Can I go to my doctor for anger management help? I have no idea who to go to, but I know I need help.

Can I go to my doctor for anger management help? I have no idea who to go to, but I know I need help.

Ask around: Your doc may refer to someone he/she or their nurse, your minister etc--find out who others know & think is good ...Read more

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Where can I get help for my alcoholism?

Where can I get help for my alcoholism?

Alcoholism Help: I commend you for your desire to get help for Your Alcoholism. Let Wise Person within you ask: •Duration of Alcoholism? •Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances? •Conviction to overcome Alcoholism; and reasons for it? See a Psychiatrist for •Therapy to understand use of Alcohol and its effects, •To learn coping skills to deal with stresses of life •Attend AA Meetings regularly ...Read more

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How do I find out where can a teenager with depression go for help?

How do I find out where can a teenager with depression go for help?

Some options.: The best first step is to let your parents or guardian know so that they can help arrange assistance. Other options are seeing your school counselor / therapist. Please go to the nearest er and let an adult know if you are having suicidal thoughts. You can reach out to the school nurse if there is no counselor. ...Read more

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What do I say in a letter to my fiancホ that I need help for my alcohol addiction?

What do I say in a letter to my fiancホ that I need help for my alcohol addiction?

I agree but also: It can feel overwhelming to share such news with loved one. You may be afraid they will try to talk you out of what you know is truth about yourself: that you must abstain from alcohol forever & must be always involved in program of recovery. That sobriety must come first for you if marriage is to make it. Instead of a letter though, a trusted counselor or sponsor by your side to help explain? ...Read more

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How do I get medication for my anxiety with no insurance instead of having to go to the ER everytime?

How do I get medication for my anxiety with no insurance instead of having to go to the ER everytime?

Medication for anxie: You should check into the insurance established by Obama Care, but also check with County Mental Health. It isn't a good idea to let yourself get to the place where you have to go to the ER, and after a while they may not be willing to prescribe if you aren't doing anything to resolve the anxiety long-term. therapy is the best choice, but SSRI meds can stabilize anxiety and don't produce dependenc ...Read more

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I'm needing and wanting to quit smoking. I know i can't go it alone with out help . And i don't have a doc hear in little rock, ar how do I find help?

I'm needing and wanting to quit smoking. I know i can't go it alone with out help . And i don't have a doc hear in little rock, ar how do I find help?

Stepwise: Your metabolism and mind is habituated with nicotine a. Go to the next lower level of nicotine in your brand. Settle in that level for few weeks. When stable, go to the lowest level, for few weeks. Then you can drop one cig a day /week/10d whatever you can do. Idea is....You can not jump off a 10 story building, to get out. You have to go down 9-8-7-6-5-4... Down the stairs. Some can go cold turky. ...Read more

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I need help working out an eating plan that's right for me. Where can I go online for help?

I need help working out an eating plan that's right for me. Where can I go online for help?

Personal trainer: Find a reputable gym and hire a certified personal trainer for ten weeks. That is the best most accurate way. ...Read more

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How do I tell my family/friends I need help with my addiction?

How do I tell my family/friends I need help with my addiction?

Do a family meeting: To engage friends and family members to help support one's treatment for addiction, one should select several friends and family members for a meeting at the beginning of treatment. He should choose people who tend to enjoy helping others during illnesses and crises, yet he may want to avoid being overly demanding of friends and family members. ...Read more

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How do I find a pain management dr in memphis tn that takes bcbs that will help my pain bc i can't have surgery and do I need a referral?

How do I find a pain management dr in memphis tn that takes bcbs that will help my pain bc i can't have surgery and do I need a referral?

Call the Office: Most pain specialists will be happy to let you know which insurance carriers they accept, if you call their office. Once this is done your local doctor can get you a referral. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get help after my orthopedic doc has moved me on to a pain clinic?

Where do I go to get help after my orthopedic doc has moved me on to a pain clinic?

2nd Opinion: You may begin by getting a second opinion from another board certified spinal surgeon. Make sure diagnosis is correctly established and that all available treatment has been exhausted. It must also be established if prescription abuse is not a part of the symptoms. This may require psychological evaluation. A multispecialty pain management program may provide all of the above. ...Read more

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Everytime I go to the Dr I get too nervous to talk and leave out details or why I even came for the visit. I tried making lists beforehand, no help and no one to come with me. Any ideas?

Everytime I go to the Dr I get too nervous to talk and leave out details or why I even came for the visit. I tried making lists beforehand, no help and no one to come with me. Any ideas?

How about afterward?: Try this- Right after your next doctor's visit do 1 of 2 things: 1. Go to a coffee shop and relax a bit making a list of what you forgot to ask. Bazinga! Your questions are now ready to take next time. DON'T LOSE LIST! 2. Take a laptop to the coffee shop after your visit & relax a bit. Log in to Healthtap & post the questions you forgot to ask. Bazinga! YOU EVEN CAN'T LOSE THE LIST! ...Read more

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Where can I find help for my internet addiction?

Mutual support helps: You might consider checking out the resources available, ironically enough, on the web, in various bulletin boards or chat rooms where internet addicts share their experience, strength and hope. ...Read more

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How can I handle friends that call me a 'junkie' for all my medications for my disability?

How can I handle friends that call me a 'junkie' for all my medications for my disability?

Openly and honestly: Sit down with your "accusing" friends and explain to them what is wrong with you and why you are taking what your take. Show them the doctor's notes and diagnoses and explain why you have to be on your medications. This is of course if you wish to tell them anything. Until you have this frank and open discussion, though, you may continue to be questioned. Are you on them legitimately? B true! ...Read more

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Do dr's that deal with detox medicine take insurance and if so how do I find one I have am addiction to pain meds and want help but can't afford alot?

Absolutely: It is so important and courageous that you are addressing this addiction! :-) talk with your primary doctor about a plan, if needed she/he can recommend specialist near by that takes your insurance. If those options are not possible, there is a local community mental health center in your county that can provide services at low or no cost. Reach out today! ...Read more

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