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Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk
In 2008, the Medical Board of California closed its physician assistance program. Doctors with drug and alcohol problems still can enroll in private, confidential treatment. But if the medical board verifies a substance abuse complaint, the conduct is …
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Medicaid managed care for developmentally disabled people, substance abuse
New Hampshire decided to move administration of the state health program for low-income residents to private managed care companies during the 2011-12 budget writing process, but fraught negotiations with hospitals and community mental health centers …
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Columbus Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces New Long-Term Residential
A new long-term residential treatment program for individuals seeking relief from drug addiction is now available through Columbus Alcohol Drug Rehab. Residential treatment allows a person time to heal from the ravages of abusing drugs like Ecstasy, …
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ADAPT program assists service members with alcohol problems
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – April is designated as Alcohol Awareness Month, and the Altus Air Force Base Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program is urging Airmen to look out for each other when it comes to identifying alcohol …
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Exercise may help treat alcohol dependence, study shows
The participants, some recruited from a drug treatment program at Butler Hospital and others recruited from the community, were very positive about the effects of the exercise on their mental health. Many said the exercise regimen “gave structure to …
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Question by Taylor: Alcohol problem…medical forms?
I’m 30 and after alcohol causing problems in dental school and with my husband, my mother crying over the phone pleading with me to stop as well as potentially contributing to my chronic hypertension, I decided to try to stop drinking. I have been a daily drinker for 5 years, and over the past 2 years, there has been a fairly drastic increase. I have been drinking 5-8 drinks per night on average for the past year.

Because of bad reactions with the meds I’m taking (for insomnia and high BP), with alcohol it was recommended that I stop the alcohol. The cravings were terrible over the next month and I was NOT fun to live with… irritable, unable to sleep and generally angry… not attractive… Many times I couldn’t think of anything else but drinking. I went back to drinking once after 33 days for 2 days and then my MD prescribed me Naltrexone. It is helping a little. I still crave, but it is very blunted and manageable.

In a few months, I will have to fill out a form for a residency program in dentistry. One of the questions asks if I have ever been treated for substance abuse or chemical dependence. I have never been to rehab or counseling, but I have medication for alcohol dependence.

Does this count as “treatment?” If so, would you disclose it to a place that is about to employ you for a year? Thank you.

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Answer by Tsunami
you have to if you don’t and they find out you will be fired. you just stop it and dont’ drink you need AAA and you need to get a grip on this mess. its sounding really bad and you need to stop and get on with your life. its sad but what you are having a withdrawals and that is what happends when you drink every day and don’t stop.

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Question by Crofton S: Addiction to unhappiness?
I am an only child, raised by two full-time working parents. I was emotionally neglected and only learned from my parents examples. They both had what most people call jobs, not careers. Needless to say, my parents were never “happy.” Now don’t get me wrong, my parents didn’t have many problems (never argued, no drug or alcohol problems, infidelity was never an issue, etc, etc). They just lived their life. Never looked forward to anything but their days off, and even then just relaxed. Nobody ever showed me how to be happy. As a preteen, I developed emotional issues (depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc) and by 16, I dropped out of school and wound up in a short term pysch ward for attempting suicide. After my hospitalization, I hurt myself to deal with life. Well, I moved out and things improved. I met the love of my life, started college, and started finding myself. Soon after, I became depressed again and didn’t know why.
Since, I’ve simply been fighting with myself, trying to reason with an unreasonable self. I get depressed so easily and about the silliest things. I’m starting to realize my moods are simply so unstable that I quickly fall to a low mood, maybe because it’s easier to maintain. Silly question, but how can I let myself be happy? How can I find things I enjoy? How can I save my good mood when I feel it slippin’?
I am 21 and married. I have been on meds before, but messed with me pretty badly. I’m very leery of them now.

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Answer by Lauren B
have you tried medication? how old are you? need more details…

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Question by : “Cruel and inhumane treatment” grounds for divorce in NY?
Hello everyone, I am in the process of getting divorced in NY. As you may know NY doesn’t accept no-fault divorces. Our relationship deteriorated over time. Her alcohol problem got worse and she started to banging the stuff around while we argue. Do you guys think that qualifies for “cruel and inhumane treatment”.
Thanks a lot
She agreed with the divorce stuff so it will be uncontested. I am trying to give the judge just enough information to proceed with the divorce without writing a novel about our marriage.

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Answer by thatartistwin
No. Sounds like you are picking at straws trying to come up with something to nail her on. I suspect that her alcohol problem got worse with the failing of her marriage. Take responsibility for your part in that.

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Drinking Treatment Center Expands Facilities
Alternatives, a unique outpatient treatment facility near Beverly Hills that specializes in the treatment of alcohol problems and compulsive habits, announced in November that it has expanded its facilities to four times its original size and has added …