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What do you recommend for narcotic abuse?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Medical treatment

The longer the narcotic abuse goes on, the harder it is to quit.
You may need inpatient detox under medical supervision. Can also seek help from narcotics anonymous or other support group. They often have resources and suggestions.

In brief: Medical treatment

The longer the narcotic abuse goes on, the harder it is to quit.
You may need inpatient detox under medical supervision. Can also seek help from narcotics anonymous or other support group. They often have resources and suggestions.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Desire to stop

Complex issue here.
Narcotic abuse can encompass opiates, benzodiazepines(valium), alcohol, cannabis to name a few. The first is a desire to stop, which may include getting professional help. A free service is narcotics anonymous, meetings occur nearly everywhere. Rehab can work but may be expensive. An 'addictionologist" can make some good recommendations.

In brief: Desire to stop

Complex issue here.
Narcotic abuse can encompass opiates, benzodiazepines(valium), alcohol, cannabis to name a few. The first is a desire to stop, which may include getting professional help. A free service is narcotics anonymous, meetings occur nearly everywhere. Rehab can work but may be expensive. An 'addictionologist" can make some good recommendations.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treatment

Depending on the extent and duration inpatient treatment may be the best option.
Outpatient treatment with suboxone may be an option.

In brief: Treatment

Depending on the extent and duration inpatient treatment may be the best option.
Outpatient treatment with suboxone may be an option.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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