Posts Tagged ‘addiction issues’

Senate Approves Bill on Drug Monitoring Program

...  approves bill on drug monitoring program One requires that insurers cover methadone and other medications used to treat substance abuse. Another creates a process for follow-up care for patients with addiction issues after they're discharged from emergency rooms or other health care facilities. Read more on Kansas City StarWhat happens when the vulnerable leave hospital? He knows all the nooks and crannies, all the places others like him will bed down. Where to find a toilet, how to get a shower. How to survive. …. It used to be – maybe 15 years ago – that hospitals had social services departments within the hospital … Read more on Channel 4 News ...

Mixing Methadone With Prescription Drugs?

by Renegade98 Question by michael: Mixing Methadone with Prescription Drugs? My sister has been on methadone for about year now. Her drug problems started in high school, but escalated after a fall for which she was irresponsibly prescribed an abundance painkillers (at one point her doctor gave her a 3 week supply, she came in four days later saying she was out and he gave her 5 weeks worth). The same doctor has since prescribed Ritalin and Xanax for her. My common sense tells me something’s not right with that mixture (Ritalin, Xanax and Methadone). Best answer: Answer by MathieuThere are two issues First is the actual safely of using Ritalin (methylphenidate) an amphetamine-like stimulant, Xanax (alprazolam) a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medication, and methadone a full agonist opioid analgesic. Assuming the drugs are prescribed in reasonable amounts they are safe to take together. I have scene a couple of people taking this combination however most had severe, often termin ...

BART Hires Employee to Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help – CBS Local

...  Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help – CBS LocalBART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them HelpCBS LocalMany homeless have both mental health and addiction issues Sandoval said. “The majority of these folks that we come into … The woman, Sandoval said is on methadone, is in what he calls “survival mode.” She is later seen trying to sell fake BART tickets.Methadone Addiction – Google News More Methadone Addiction ...

How Do Can I Get Methadone Outside of a Methadone Clinic?

...  way to get it in any other way? Best answer: Answer by Soulsister153Please don’t go there! Trying to go the easy and cheap way means that other people could try to take advantage of you and get you hooked again, or give you fake methadone. You can get help in dealing with your addiction, but it means involving the medical profession, such as an addictions counseling center. I don’t know what your medical options are, but going into rehab is a good way to safely deal with your addiction issues. Good luck, All the best in your attempts to get clean. Answer by DynoDiKkThis question is insane. And I wonder if the DEA watchdogs do stuff like thiis. I am reporting ...

Seeking Advice for a More Effective Painkiller?

Question by Michael: Seeking advice for a more effective painkiller? I am approximately 4 months into treatment for a Herniated L5 disc. From what I’ve been told by my PCP after getting an MRI is that my disc is bulging directly into my S1 nerve root and leaking fluid on to it. which has been excruciatingly painful in both my lower back and all the way down my right leg. The pain is relentless, I am in pain just about 24 hours a day 7 days a weeks. There is a very small window in which my pain even slightly subsides and thats when I’m laying down with an icepack on my back. So of course I spend as much time as possible icing the spot looking for even slight relief. After my Dr got back the results of my MRI, she prescribed me 60 mg of methadone a day and up to 6 hydrocodone 7.5/325mg daily for “breakthrough pain“. Within 3 days I went back to her to tell her that the methadone was doing absolutely nothing to help with my pain and If I took 2 of the hydrocodone a ...

Methadone Addiction: Balloon Release Held to Highlight Addiction Issues – Wausau Daily Herald

...  Addiction: Balloon release held to highlight addiction issues – Wausau Daily HeraldBalloon release held to highlight addiction issuesWausau Daily HeraldThe clinic uses methadone and suboxone to treat physical withdrawal symptoms from opiates such as heroin, she said, but it also offers a variety of counseling options. Recovering addict Donna Fox, 56, also spoke at the event. "I tried to commit suicide …Methadone Addiction – Google NewsRelated Methadone Addiction ...