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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   one of my fren is sufferring from drug addiction since 7-8 yrs, his daily intake in around 50-150 mg. without which he suffers from pain & depression, though he is in a regular job(service) he is unable to get himself admit to any rehab, thus he want to get some medical treatment at home, i have heard of "suboxone"..how far its good to take for him?? pls suggets a way out.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   HELLO DOCTR
Doctor :   let me read it
User :   Ok..
Doctor :  
What medicine is he addicted to?
User :   he is not taking any medicine..nor has taken any before
Doctor :  
What is he addicted to?
User :   today i got the name of "suboxone" from net
Doctor :  
sufferring from drug addiction since 7-8 yrs
User :   he is addicted to drugs
Doctor :   which drug
User :   i think its niccotine
User :   though m not sure
Doctor :  
Does he smoke or take it in injection form
Doctor :  
or oral form
User :   ya oral form
User :   yes he is a smoker too..b
User :   but he takes in oral form..he said me tat it takes him hardly 2 mins
Doctor :  
2 minutes or 2 times
User :   2 minutes
User :   2 minutes to take
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
I have to explain you about it first
Doctor :  
There are many types of illiict drugs
Doctor :  
available
User :   ya sure..u may... may i know ur name plz
Doctor :  
and they can taken in any form like Smoke, oral tablets and injectibles
Doctor :  
I am Dr. Mazumdar
Doctor :  
The most common known here is the Cannabis or Bhang or hash etc
User :   ok...u r a bengali, hello..m also from bengal
Doctor :  
I am not from Bengal
Doctor :  
though my name suits it
Doctor :  
It is also called Ganja in some parts
Doctor :  
This is a psychoactive drug
User :   ok..
Doctor :  
So it is important to confirm what drug is he taking and the treatment depends on the drug.
User :   ok..so wen shall i refer u next...coz right now he is some meeting, he'll b free aftr 4pm, aftr which i can ask him
Doctor :   so the treatment is both medical and rehab
Doctor :  
Ok you can ask him to come after 4 PM
Doctor :  
and speak to me directly
Doctor :  
I can guide him how to approach
User :   can i get your number pls
Doctor :   080- 0000
User :   your email?
Doctor :   Ask him to chat with me
Doctor :  
here
Doctor :  
That is the best way
Doctor :  
because this is common number
User :   tat's correct ,,but he stays far off..and i cant ask him to go online as there's no online at his office, he works in a stock market --HSBC
Doctor :   He can come back any time
Doctor :  
He can mention my name
Doctor :  
he will get the required help
Doctor :  
Since this is a 24/7 service
User :   ok...how to get u here...again by paying fees, (actually he doesnt know tat i hav paid fees)
Doctor :  
there is no problem in getting back to us
User :   or this fees is valid upto??
Doctor :  
You have to pay again because this is automatic chat generation after a payment
Doctor :  
As it is system generated
Doctor :  
I cannot help much on it
Doctor :  
But it is all the worth
Doctor :  
He will get a good direction
User :   ok..i agree..if he gets well
Doctor :  
on to how to
Doctor :  
approach for his problem
User :   now a days its almost 5-6 days tat he did not intake
User :   he is trying by himself...and i support him the way he desires
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
Look the withdrawls of cannabis or marijuana intoxication
Doctor :  
are short lived for a week
Doctor :  
after that they can back to normal life apart from few
Doctor :  
sleep and appetite disturbances
Doctor :  
Now you have to make sure that he does not start it once again
User :   but he says that he suffers from depression at times...headache...cant sleep at night
Doctor :  
If you can do it he is a successufl
Doctor :  
Yeah that stays for three more days
User :   but aftr a few days, i m afraid tht he will tell me tat he cant stay more...and he'll intake again
User :   this is what i want to control
Doctor :  
Since he is in very important field like financial ( stock) it is very pertinent that he should realise it soon
User :   so according to you what shall be best for him?
User :   i mean what should i do for him or what should he do/take to get rid of it
Doctor :  
There are different treatment options that include counselling, withdrawal (detoxification) and medication.
Doctor :   Most programmes adopt strategies that have an overall aim of reducing the harms and risks related to the person's drug use.
Doctor :   It may include only counselling and medication
Doctor :  
some include the rehab with medication
Doctor :  
It depends on his social circumstances, how important for him
User :   is it not possible without rehab???? actually he is job, so its difficult for joining rehab....he also want to get rid of it..but he cant get leav from his company
Doctor :   Since the counselling part is already done to him and he is aware of the problems

Doctor :  
The rehab is only for few days
Doctor :  
and I am sure any person gives a sick / medical leave for 15 days in a year
User :   yes he is aware of the problems, and he is ready & willing to get out of this
Doctor :  
he should avail it
User :   ok...as per u, which rehab is the best one
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :  
Which city is he in?
Doctor :  
How many times did he stop and get back with drugs again
User :   previously, he used to take once in a week...then increased by daily, agian started to decrease the doses
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
I suggest he should consult a De addiction medicine specialist in Kolkata
Doctor :  
Drug Action Forum
Doctor :   Dd 35 Sec 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal - 0000
Doctor :  
033 - 0000
User :   ok...timings?
Doctor :  
They have two times a day, Morning and Evening
Doctor :  
You can call them up and fix up an appnt
User :   any day..or r there any specific days
Doctor :  
Any day
User :   all days open?
Doctor :  
I am not sure about it
User :   ok..i hink we can make acll and ask..
Doctor :  
There is one more called
Doctor :  
Human Development and Research Institute
Doctor :   43C,Nimtola Ghat Street,Kolkata-700 006
User :   phoe?
User :   phone?
Doctor :   I really do not have the number of this
User :   ok..
User :   on 8th of march 2010, he will be going for his friend's wedding to kolkata
User :   i think then he should go at these place
Doctor :   Yea
User :   places
User :   if u dont mind doctor, can i get your email...i would like to be in touch with you in future as well...also would like to inform u about the updates aas well
Doctor :   you can mail to YYYY@YYYY

User :   is it your personal/official???? i am ready to pay your fees...you need not worry for tht... but i am very much concerned of my fren...i want to get back to normal..at any cost
Doctor :  
I handle this
Doctor :  
so you need not worry
Doctor :   Your friend needs encouragement and support
Doctor :  
both personal and professional
Doctor :  
You give the former and I give the latter
User :   i m giving him the former
User :   i m so much thankful for your guidence
Doctor :  
I shall give my counselling
User :   i hope my fren gets well soon
Doctor :  
whenever you feel he needs one
Doctor :  
there is no doubt about it
User :   i will definitely tell him to be in touch with you
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
He should be proud to have a friend like you
Doctor :  
Let us hope he gets out of it soon
User :   i m always to him
Doctor :  
Very good
Doctor :  
if it is cannabis or marijuana that he is taking, it is very common and easy to treat
Doctor :  
but there should be a good participation from him too
User :   i assure u..
User :   he will co-operate
User :   i have never approached any doctor online, this is my first exp.
User :   i m feeling very nice..i think our result will be nice too
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
perfect
Doctor :  
He should believe in himself and the Doctor
Doctor :  
He should know that he has lot of good life ahead
Doctor :  
and he can acheive many milestones
Doctor :  
in future
Doctor :  
Instill this confidence in him
Doctor :  
when he is just about to go out for his dose
User :   i hav full faith in him...nd i am always ther to support him...so i think he will get well soon...
Doctor :  
you can
User :   in recent past he was tired of his life
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :  
Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yews
User :   yes..sorry i replied u late
User :   r u there???
Doctor :  
yeah
Doctor :  
I am here
User :   my dad is having ear-bleeding problem
User :   it starts wen he is tensed
User :   by th way, u r specialized in??????
Doctor :  
I am a General Practitioner
User :   ok..
Doctor :  
ear bleeding problem is mostly
Doctor :   because of poking in the ear
Doctor :  
or infection
User :   his hearing power is also weak
Doctor :   What is his age?
User :   52
Doctor :  
Since when is his hearing problem
User :   past few years
Doctor :  
DId you see an ENT doctor?
User :   yes..he visted apollo in chennai ....they said, that one hour operation is reqired for his nose bone
Doctor :  
Is it deviated nasal septum?
User :   but my dad dint go for it
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   might b...i m a commerce student so i dont hav tat much idea
Doctor :  
There is a vague relation between a nose surgery and the bleeding from ear
Doctor :  
although it exists
Doctor :  
So we have to know what is his problem
Doctor :  
and more details about his current problem
Doctor :  
to relate
User :   a type of fluid often comes out of his ear
Doctor :   You said blood right

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