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How to Ask Your Doctor about Addiction Treatment

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Learning more information about the addiction treatment process can be difficult if you do not know where to start looking. One of the many places individuals may begin their search is with their primary care provider, which makes it important to know how to ask your doctor about addiction treatment.

There are many reasons an individual may seek addiction treatment advice from their doctor, including: The doctor is prescribing medications that they believe they have become addicted to, the individual is suffering from a condition that they believe their addiction is worsening or impacting, the individual doesn’t have anyone else to turn to for help or advice or Be Honest When You Ask Your Doctor about Addiction Treatment.

When you’re ready to ask your doctor about addiction treatment, make sure you are being as honest as possible. Everyone who enters addiction treatment has different needs and requirements. All of these needs and requirements depend on various factors, including: Severity of addiction, Length of addiction, Substance the individual is addicted to or more than one substance is being misused.

It is important to let your doctor know, honestly, what is involved with your addiction so that you can get the proper treatment for your specific needs. It will make all the difference in your long-term recovery, and your doctor will be better able to educate the treatment centre on your health and background when you enrol.

One of the hallmarks of addiction is lying about or hiding the substance abuse. Individuals suffering from addiction often downplay how much they use as a way to manipulate the people around them. That said, you may be used to lying when people ask you how much you truly use in a day. However, it is important that you answer their questions honestly. As mentioned before, your doctor will be better able to advise you on the direction you need to go with your care depending on your specific needs.

Don’t Be Afraid to ask, there might be a chance that you are addicted to an illegal substance, such as cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin. If so, it can be pretty scary to admit that you use them. Your addicted brain might make you believe that telling a doctor will get you in trouble, arrested, or that they will call the police on you. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The only way your doctor will let anyone else know about your illegal drug use is if you are a minor and they feel as if your parents need to know, or if you have suicidal

thoughts and there is a fear that you may overdose. Telling anybody about your medical records is unethical and possibly illegal, so rest assured that your doctor will not go to the police with any information about your illegal drug use.

One way of learning how to ask your doctor about addiction treatment is recognizing the signs of addiction within yourself. The more signs and symptoms you are able to give to your doctor, the better. Some signs of addiction includes the inability to stop or slow use- Drug-seeking behaviours such as obtaining multiple prescriptions from various doctors and pharmacies or Lying about or hiding use, Isolation from friends and family or using at inappropriate times, such as in the morning or while driving. Suffering negative consequences due to substance use, including financial issues, legal trouble, divorce, a decline in performance at work or school or homelessness

If you have a history of addiction, it is very important to let your doctor know so that they can find you non addictive medications or treatments to help you. There are many alternatives to opioids to help chronic pain, anxiety, depression and more. Some of them include: Physical Therapy, Holistic Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy.

Ayurveda is one of the most widely practised branches of medicine in India, with a strong following in both rural and urban regions, said Dr Malhar Deshmukh, who graduated from the D.Y.Patil School of Ayurveda in New Mumbai, Maharashtra, as a Professional Doctor. After obtaining medical degree in 2016, he joined his father’s cause by taking over Om Shiv Arogya Kendra.

According to Dr Malhar Deshmukh, the majority of his patients are from different parts of the world and have been treated with De-addiction.

His father founded the Om Shiv Arogya Kendra, a rehabilitation centre in Tuse, Wada, Palghar district, Maharashtra, in 1979. The rehabilitation centre, spread over 3.5 acres, has been helping people recover from alcohol and drug addiction for over 40 years. For more information on addiction, visit www.malhardeshmukh.com

No matter how you decide to ask for help for your addiction whether by talking to a loved one or speaking with your doctor — the important thing is that you are doing it.

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