Questions Tagged With drug-addiction

Outpatient vs. Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Last updated Nov. 26, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

What is the difference between outpatient treatment and "intensive" outpatient treatment, for drug addiction? We are looking at options for local outpatient treatment centers and therapy/counseling for addiction treatment. Rehab isn't needed this time, and meetings weren't really enough last time. W

Do you need a license to be a drug counselor?

Last updated May 12, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Is it required for professional drug counselors to have a license? If so, what kind of certification is necessary?

What is "sober living" vs. "transitional living" vs. "structured living" ??

Last updated Sept. 9, 2016, 12:35 a.m.

I see "Sober House" or "Sober Home" with "Sober Living", but also "Transitional Housing" and "Structured Living Facility". I'd like the differences explained properly.

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What is cocaethylene?

Last updated June 9, 2015, 8:40 p.m.

A book I'm reading said using cocaine along with alcohol creates cocaethylene/cocaethyline in the body, which is an addicting drug worse than cocaine (?) Really?

Definition of Addiction

Last updated Feb. 6, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

What is the definition of addiction?

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Is drug addiction a disease?

Last updated April 2, 2014, 4:50 p.m.

Is drug addiction a disease, a mental disorder, an illness...what?

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What are the most addictive drugs?

Last updated June 28, 2013, 2:51 p.m.

Out of all of the drugs on the streets, including alcohol and nicotine, which are the most addictive?

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Is LSD addictive?

Last updated June 13, 2013, 7:42 p.m.

Can someone become addicted to LSD (Acid)?

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Symptoms of prescription drug addiction?

Last updated June 5, 2013, 9:04 a.m.

What are the symptoms of prescription drug addiction? I fear that a family member ...

Prescription drug addiction is often difficult to identify, and many people are unaware of their own dependencies. Are we following doctor's orders?

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What is roxy used for?

Last updated June 4, 2013, 3:20 p.m.

What is roxy used for?

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Can a child be born with a drug dependency?

Last updated May 23, 2013, 11:26 p.m.

If an expecting mother is addicted to drugs, is her chemical dependency passed-on to her unborn child? Would the baby then be born with a drug dependency?

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Does drug detox make you sick?

Last updated April 9, 2013, 6:21 p.m.

I understand how hard it is to check yourself into a detox program, but is detox itself physically demanding? How bad does it get?

What is an intervention?

Last updated Jan. 27, 2013, 10:04 p.m.

What is drug intervention?

Is an intervention kidnapping?

Last updated Jan. 27, 2013, 9:46 p.m.

If the addict doesn't want help, how can an intervention not be kidnapping?

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What does "off the wagon" mean?

Last updated Jan. 23, 2013, 4:14 p.m.

What does it mean when someone "falls off the wagon"?

Is there a "stay sober" pill?

Last updated Jan. 23, 2013, 4:11 p.m.

Is there a prescription pill available that will keep me sober during recovery?

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Why does Florida have so much drug use?

Last updated Oct. 15, 2012, 11:21 a.m.

I keep stumbling upon news articles concerning drug incidents in Florida. Is it just me, or does Florida have an unusually high rate of drug activity? If so, why?

What is NA?

Last updated Sept. 11, 2012, 3:14 p.m.

What is NA (Narcotics Anonymous)?

Will I have a panic attack if I stop taking Xanax?

Last updated Sept. 2, 2012, 3:23 p.m.

I am trying to lower my typical intake of Xanax, but every time I skip a dose, my blood pressure spikes, I sweat like a pig, and I live in constant fear. It's like I'm on the verge of having panic attacks all day and through night. Will this get any better?

Where can I find an interventionist in New York City?

Last updated Sept. 2, 2012, 3:03 p.m.

How do I find an interventionist for drug and alcohol addiction in New York City? Who should I call to help me with an intervention?

Are you safe in drug rehab? (inpatient treatment)

Last updated Aug. 30, 2012, 6:21 p.m.

Drugs are scary, and can attract some very dangerous people. Does this create additional risks at inpatient treatment facilities, where recovering drug addicts share residencies?

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Is Facebook a drug?

Last updated Aug. 16, 2012, 6:48 p.m.

Can social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter, be considered drugs? I mean, they're addicting, right?

Is it legal to do an intervention?

Last updated Aug. 15, 2012, 3:41 p.m.

A drug addiction intervention, or even alcohol addiction intervention.

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Does my family have to be involved in my drug addiction treatment?

Last updated July 6, 2012, 6:05 p.m.

Drug treatment wants my whole family involved.

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Is there a difference between alcoholics and drug addicts?

Last updated July 2, 2012, 10:57 p.m.

Is there a difference between alcoholics and drug addicts (besides the substance, of course)?

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Do drugs affect men and women differently?

Last updated June 26, 2012, 9:11 p.m.

Do drugs affect men and women differently? Is one sex more prone to addiction than the other?

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Are synthetic cathinones addictive?

Last updated June 19, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

Can people become addicted to synthetic cathinones, such as MDPV, Mephedrone, and/or Methylone?

Does prayer help during recovery from drugs and alcohol?

Last updated June 11, 2012, 1:17 p.m.

I am unsure about how I feel when I bring God into my drug and alcohol addictions, is this going to help?

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Does massage work for chronic pain?

Last updated June 8, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

I'm looking at alternatives to narcotics for pain relief. I'm asking about each alternative therapy for pain, to learn more about the options. What about massage? Is it a real option for treating chronic pain?

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Is Hydroxyzine addictive?

Last updated June 6, 2012, 7 p.m.

My girlfriend was prescribed Hydroxyzine for her severe bug bites. I understand it is also used as a treatment for mild pain and anxiety. Sounds heavier than your average antihistamine to me; how addictive is this stuff? Or am I jumping to conclusions?

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