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    Opioid Addiction

    An opioid addiction is a powerful urge to use opioids. These are medicines that are used to relieve pain, such… What is opioid addiction? An opioid addiction is a powerful urge to use certain medicines called opioids. But what are opioids? And what is…

  • Non-substance Addiction

    A non-substance addiction is sometimes called behavioral addictions. It can include gambling, sex, shopping, the internet and more… loved ones with addictions. Questions to ask your doctor When does shopping become an addiction? Is excessive sex with a spouse an addiction? Can a person be…

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    Finding the Right Addiction Treatment Program

    Finding the right addiction treatment program is the first step toward the road to recovery… is getting help through treatment. The purpose of addiction treatment is to help yourself or another person: Stop the addiction Keep the addiction stopped Be productive at home, at work,…

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    How to Support an Addict

    Supporting a loved one who has an addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or something else, can be tough. But… Addiction is a serious disease. It affects a person’s brain and behavior. There are many things that people can be addicted to, including: alcohol tobacco…

  • Coping with a Family Member’s Opioid Addiction

    Watching someone you care about struggle with addiction is incredibly difficult. Educate yourself how best to help them while taking… Things to consider Opioid addiction puts a strain on relationships. It is difficult to watch a loved one struggle and suffer with addiction. It also…

  • A close up of a woman placing a nicotine patch on her arm

    Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch adheres to your skin and can help you stop smoking… sensitive skin or other skin problems. You also will not be able to use the nicotine patch if you are allergic to adhesive tape. You may have trouble sleeping while using the…

  • Pets and Animals

    Pets can make a wonderful addition to any family. They can teach children about responsibility, provide companionship or just make… …

  • Taking Medicines Safely after Alcohol or Drug Abuse Recovery

    Taking medicines after recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can be tricky. Talk to your doctor; he or she can… Taking medicines after recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can be tricky. Talk to your doctor about this. He or she can let you know…

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    Low-Calorie Diets

    Eating fewer calories typically results in weight loss. If you add exercise, you may not need to lower your daily… Losing weight is literally a numbers game. Eating fewer calories or exercising to burn off calories typically results in weight loss. One pound of body…

  • Ways to Control Pain Outside of Opioids

    Opioids are powerful medicines that treat pain. However, they can be addictive. Your doctor may be able to help you… You’ve probably heard of opioids. They’re powerful medicines that are prescribed to treat pain. However, extreme caution needs to be used if taking opioids…

  • Trusted Help for Worsening GERD Symptoms

    Dr. Katherine Beben

    Don’t assume you’re fine if something doesn’t seem quite right. The earlier your family doctor can address health problems, the… As a family doctor, I have the benefit of getting to know my patients well over time. I make sure they understand how important it…

  • Preventive Services for Healthy Living

    A preventive service might be a test, an immunization or vaccine, or advice from your doctor. These services can detect… In addition to treating you when you are sick, your doctor can help you follow a program designed to help you stay healthy. Many physicians…

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    Naltrexone for Alcoholism

    Naltrexone is a medicine used to treat alcoholism that reduces your desire for alcohol… Naltrexone is a medicine used to treat alcoholism (addiction to alcohol). It reduces your desire for alcohol. It comes under the brand names ReVia or Vivitrol. After you quit drinking, naltrexone…

  • Is There a “Right Way” to Take My Medicine?

    Dr. Ramon O. Parrish, Jr.

    By giving specific, easy-to-understand instructions, I help my patients get the most out of their medicines and avoid problems… I enjoy working with my patients to identify and address the causes of their health problems. For me, it’s one of the most rewarding parts of…

  • A close-up of skin held in piercing tool as needle is ready to go in to pierce navel

    Body Piercing

    Piercings should always be done in a clean environment using sterile (clean and germ-free) equipment. This is the best way… Body piercing is when a hole is made in your body so you can add a piece of jewelry for decoration. The earlobe is…

  • Balancing Work and Caregiving

    Caring for a loved one while working outside the home can be a challenging balancing act. Talk to your employer,… Caring for a loved one who is chronically ill can be very challenging. In addition, many family caregivers also work outside the home. If…

  • Portrait of older woman suffering for depression

    Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to… What is depression? Depression is a medical illness. It affects your mental and physical health. Anyone can have depression, including older adults. In addition…

  • Hands holding beer and a cigarette

    Smoking Cessation in Recovering Alcoholics

    Quitting smoking can be especially difficult for recovering alcoholics. There are a number of methods that your doctor can educate… about deep-breathing, relaxation, and imaging techniques that can help you cope with stress and cravings. Things to consider Smoking is an addiction. It's as likely…

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