Health Tip: Recovering from Substance Abuse11/11/11
(HealthDay News) -- If you've been abusing drugs, your doctor
should be aware of your history and be involved in your
The American Academy of Family Physicians says your doctor can
- Assisting you with recovery and offering support.
- Treating recovery-related medical issues, such as difficulty
sleeping or changes in mood.
- Making needed changes to your medications.
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