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Writing Soap Notes Drug Rehab
S: 37yom comes in for reeval of COPD and chf. Doing well. No dyspnea/chest pain/orthopnea, or extremity edema.
O: BP 120/80, p78, r12.
Alert, comfortable, nad
cv: rrr no mrg
resp: clear bilat, no acc muscle use
extr: warm, good pulses, no edema
prior echo: (summary)
1. COPD - stable
2. Chf- stable
1. Continue current meds
2. Counsel- low salt diet. ...Read more
Iam with fair complextion but iam not satisfy with my complextion please please suggest me any skin whitning drug or soap which is available in india?
Sunscreen: There is nothing that will permanently give you a fair complexion, unfortunately. If your complexion is already fair, then your main goal is to keep it that way by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen spf 50 or higher and stay out of midday sun between hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Any creams or meds that you use to lighten complexion can actually lead to mottled pigmentation and more problems. ...Read more
At my grandma’s rehab center, i’d see that the aids did all the work and the lpns told them what to do, and the rns passed out drugs. Is that the way it’s done?
Different work: There are multiple kinds of "work" in a rehab center or hospital. Some of this you never see, or may not recognize as "work". Making sure the medications are correctly prepared, documented, and given is work also. Different training, different responsibilities and tasks. ...Read more
There are many: Florida is a large state with lots of resources, but facilities change and gettign current information from someone who treats addictions and is familiar with the current state of more health care for less is wise. In the north central florida area the university of florida recovery center has some great doctors and a range of options, in ocala the vines offers treatment. ...Read more
From minimal to...: Depends on the rehab center. Quick opiod detox centers hospitalize you for three days and you spend four more in a "half way" facility. Little in the way of machinery for\ exercise. More sporting activities avaialble in facilities requiring weeks of stay, but again dependent on the unit! ...Read more
Big part: Counseling is very helpful in drug rehab. With one on one therapy and even with group therapy it can enable the person who is addicted to recognize certain behavior patterns that are associated with repeated drug use and can suggest alterative behavior patterns to break this cycle. ...Read more
Yes: Detox only helps to address the initial physical symtoms, but outpatient treatment is essential such as medications to allay craving, meetings and counseling to treat the reward and survival response of the brain. Addiction is a day to day disease that involves treatment from addiction specialists, counselors, therapists and the patient .It is a team effort. ...Read more
Seven to 30 days.: This varies primarily based on insurance and one's ability to pay for rehab. Some say, that once an individual starts the path to sobriety they will be in recovery or rehabilitation for the rest of their lives. It is important to consider getting a sponsor and attending regular aa meetings which are held all over modesto and the world several times a day. ...Read more
SAMHSA: The substance abuse and mental health services administration (samhsa) is a good place to start: http://findtreatment.Samhsa.Gov/ the site lists facilities all over the us. You can either use the clinic locator on that page, or call the phone number for help. ...Read more
Until the person wants help, it is hard to do.
Lead a horse to water! analogy. ...Read more
I'm not sure but is there anything you can do for a person that is addicted to drugs but they won't go to rehab?
'rehab' isnt a place: If the person is willing to get help, there are intensive outpatient programs combined with ambulatory detoxification (if necessary) that can be just as effective, and even more effective than an inpatient program. However, if the person is unwilling to admit they have a problem and/or get help, I suggest you try Alanon for your own issues. They may give you info that may help you deal with it. ...Read more
A family member needs help with mental issues and drugs. We were looking into any kind of mental institution. . Any advice? She has tried rehab.
Mental Health: Depending on the severity of drug addiction and the nature of this person's mental condition various plans could be made. Call your nearest psychiatric hospital and schedule an evaluation or seek consultation on an outpatient basis with a mental health professional to see if this is the best plan for your relative. My best. ...Read more
Can you name any free in-patient drug rehab facilities in CA. I'm trying to help my sister but she doesn't have insurance and I haven't had any luck. ?
Drug rehab: Sorry, I am in the East, but call your local health department for a reference. They can at least point you in the right direction. ...Read more
Yes: Do you think that if it didn't, anybody would go to it? However, unlike other medical treatments where success depends on the skill of the doctors/nurses and the effectiveness of medication, success in rehabilitation has more to do with how motivated you are, what resources are available to you, and how long you stay involved in treatment. Overall success can be as high as 90% in some groups. ...Read more
Reducing dependence: The goal of rehab is to reduce physiological dependence, and undo psychological dependence. For the physiological side, the dose of prescription drugs is gradually reduced and substituted with safer medications, to gradually turn off physical dependence. For illicit drug rehab, just the substitute drugs are given. Counseling is provided to turn off the psychological dependence. ...Read more
Drug rehab goals: If you mean the participant, he/she gets a chance to regain control of life away from the substance. Counseling to determine why the path was chosen will assist in changing the behavior. Education on the damages caused by the substance to the body will provide awareness of the cost of use. The milieu of those who have been there before will show the future to the new user. ...Read more
Drug Rehab & The Law: In some states and jurisdiction the court may have the vested power to order a person to enter a drug rehab. Alternatives may be available. But if ordered into a rehab, look at it as a blessing; it may your best means of gaining yourself back. ...Read more
No clear answer:
This is such a complex question depending on the person's needs/drug history/use etc.
Have someone with experience at treating substance abuse do a screening interview to figure out the best way of this individual. ...Read more
Drug rehab failures: Different centers have different failure rates, but nationally close to 90% of those who did rehab will return to the poisons that led them there. Success depends how much the person wants to,succeed, eliminating contact with those who sold you, or shared the experience, and committing yourself,to a 12 step,program with a sponsor, and baby steps ( 1day at a time) will help,you win the battle. ...Read more
Yes: Recidivism rates in alcohol/drug abuse can be as high as 90%. The problems are many, and the separation from a drug using social network helps for,that time, but the desire to use often is stronger than the desire to stay straight. Addiction means loss,of control among other things. The 12 step program in AA has been successful by invoking higher powers and a clean buddy to assist. Are you ready? ...Read more
My brother got hooked on drugs, and has been to rehab, he now seems to have gone mental, what can we do to help him?
Please see special : He needs a specialist in drug rehab ...Read more
How can a person stop doing drugs? Besides rehab.so many people around me are dying from overdosing even after rehab and such...
Deep...: After birth only guaranteed thing is death......no matter what you do ( Pope Paul, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Reagan ). Now you society, environment, education, family, belief, hope, faith plays a role against your gene to change your speed at which you meet the final end point. Like the wild animals, wild diseases of the past...this is the new killer. ...Read more
What happens if I did drugs when I was younger and then went to rehab when I was 17 and got out before 18 can I still join the army?
That would require a: medical waiver which may or may not be approved. ...Read more