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Question by Ashley W: Eating disorder help?
I am 17 and bulimic. I need to find either free/inexpensive eating disorder help in Central New York. as of now our family is in the midst of getting insurance which makes it tough. any help is appreciated.

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Answer by Luna Lovegood
i used to be bulimic as well, i was younger though when i started i was 14 :/ and i was BAD! like 4 times a DAY bad, i can tell you first hand, quiting is the hardest thing to do, but once your there, you never even think twice about keeping food down, if you want help first YOU must commit to it, theres no better or cheaper help, its hard cold turkey but try YOU have to want it for yourself,
i personally gained wieght at first, but now its been a year and ive never been healthier or skinnier in my entire life, its all about portion control and shrinking your stomach, since binging stretches it.

but hey if i can do it you can too 🙂

okay “iz” having an eating disorder goes way deeper than getting skinny, dont call her childish WHY
ARE YOU EVEN ANSWERING THIS QUESTION when you have no idea what you are talking about, get a life and dont pick on people who are already at a low okay? shes trying to get help here bitch

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Question by Annie: Where did the expression “quit cold turkey” come from!?

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Answer by Chey
cold turkey is fattening.

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Question by Smile!: Where does the phrase “going cold turkey” come from?

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Answer by Monty
“”Cold turkey” is an expression describing the actions of a person who gives up a habit or addiction all at once. That is, rather than gradually easing the process through reduction or by using replacement medication. Its supposed advantage is that by not actively using supplemental methods, the person avoids thinking about the habit and its temptation, and avoids further feeding the chemical addiction. The supposed disadvantages related to the abuse of drugs such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, and heroin are unbearable withdrawal symptoms from the total absence, which may cause tremendous stress on the heart and blood vessels and — in a worst case scenario — possible stroke or heart failure.

The etymology derives from the phrase talk turkey, in which someone deals matter-of-factly with a subject. Some, however, believe the derivation is from the comparison of a cold turkey carcass and the state of a withdrawing addict — most notably, the cold sweats and goose bumps. It is often preceded by the verb “to go,” as in “going cold turkey.” Yet another suggestion of origin is that cold turkey is a dish that needs little or no preparation. “To quit like cold turkey” would be to quit in the same way a cold turkey is served, instantly just as you are without preparation.

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Question by I’m gonna start another riot: Can somebody explain why Mexico would even have drug rehab centers since Mexico says its only a US problem?
Even for regular families with addicts, drug centers can be ugly places. Parents commit unruly adolescents or even their adult children against their will for months at a time. Beatings are often part of therapy, hygiene can be poor and lax enforcement of regulations prevails.

No one knows how many drug rehabilitation clinics and treatment centers there are. The Mexican government is expanding a series of Nueva Vida rehab centers for teenagers, erected since 2007 with $ 205 million confiscated from a Shanghai -born drug trafficker.

However, it largely leaves the work of treating hardened addicts to nonprofit associations, some run by former addicts with little training. Many treatment centers are semi-clandestine, hidden behind walls with no signs.

A significant number of centers never register with the government. The former addicts who run them ask few questions of those who arrive for treatment, seeking nominal payment from family members.

Demand is high due to soaring drug use. A U.N. report last year estimated that 1.7 million Mexicans use cocaine, consuming 27.6 tons a year, nearly double the amount in 2002. Mexicans consume 3.9 tons of heroin a year, it added. Some 3 million Mexicans smoke marijuana, also a significant rise from earlier in the decade.

Officials put the number of drug addicts in the nation at 428,000.

President Felipe Calderon said drug cartels focused on Mexico as a market after per capita income tripled since 1993 to more than $ 10,000 last year nationwide and as much as $ 18,000 in Monterrey , a prosperous industrial hub near the border with Texas .

“This new purchasing power in the society has made the criminals modify their plans, turning from low-profile exporters to the United States to distributing and placing drugs in the big and small cities of this country,” Calderon said in a speech June 26 .

Zamudio estimated that more than half of those in drug treatment centers are there against their will, sent by family members with the help of police.

At most centers, hardened addicts are made to go cold turkey.

“There are multiple accounts of abuses occurring in drug abuse treatment centers, suggesting an urgent need for more regulation by the government and a more rigorous certification for the centers that operate. Using fear and the threat of physical abuse is no way to treat an addiction,” said Maureen Meyer , associate for Mexico and Central America at the Washington Office on Latin America , a human rights advocacy group.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/3574384
Why w Mexico has human rights abuse can this be the same Mexico suing AZ over human rights abuse ?

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Answer by Muerto Mujados
Racist la raza nazi KKKlan with a Tan MESSYcans LIE. That’s why.

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Question by bobby joe: advice to find alternative to oxy?
Everyday is the same thing. Get money, get oxycodone. I care about nothing else in the world right now. It would be easy to say just stop but the problem is when i go more than a day without it I find life is just not worth living, not to mention I feel physically bad. I have no motivation to stop because I have literally nothing else in the world going for me. I know this is kind of a rant, but does anybody have any advice or anything at all? and not just, “you should go to rehab”

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Answer by SuperUberBob
Note: Do NOT abuse another drug while taking oxycodone.

First, slowly wean yourself off of the drug. Steadily drop the amount you are taking until you are no longer taking it. You may not necessarily get the high you want, but if you want to get off of it then it’s either that or cold turkey.

As for alternates, I think the best alternate is to not go on another drug. I was once addicted to benzos, most notably Valium. I’ve been clean for several years and have had a more fulfilling life without it. Getting off of an addictive drug is NEVER easy, but stick with it and it will be worth it in the end.

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Question by Amberly: What can my doctor do for ambien addiction?
I want to get off of ambien and sleep aids all together, but when I try to do it myself, I get extremely sick and can’t stop shaking and vomiting. If I make an appointment with my doctor, what can he do for me? I dont feel that my problem is big enough for “rehab”, but I definitely know that I need some sort of intervention.

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Answer by Dexter Morgan
You can’t quit cold turkey. That is very bad for your body. You need to gradually reduce your intake and your body will become readjusted and no longer need it. Talk to your doctor about your desire to stop taking it, he will advise you how eventually quit. But you can’t just stop taking it all at once. Tell him the effects when you stop taking it. You need to GRADUALLY reduce your intake, most likely over a period of a month or two. I’m not a doctor but I know if you stop taking medication and try to quit cold turkey your body will react badly.

He can advise how to quit SAFELY and alternatives

Melatonin is a natural sleep aide that is non habit forming.

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