Being a natural substance, individuals who may have been suffering from chronic pain and have been taking opioids may have developed a form of dependence to the drug. To be on the safe side, these individuals have chosen to use kratom to relieve them from their pain. Kratom as Treatment for Opiate Addiction Those who used kratom may either be opiate dependents or those individuals who are under opiate medication but somehow has developed a dependence on the drug. Believing that kratom use poses lesser health risks than using other medications to treat addiction, kratom has become the drug of choice for some individuals. However, since kratom may not be among the commonly prescribed alternatives by doctors to treat opiate addiction, some individuals may have decided in doing self-medication in the hope that they can be dealing with a much safer substance and that they can completely turn away from taking opioids.
Pharmacists can then, in association with prescribers and other members of the health care team, start the action to improve medication therapy for patients. 1.1.2 BACKGROUND DUE is an concurrent, systematic process developed to maintain the appropriate and effective use of drugs. It includes a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s drugs and health history before, during, and after dispensing in order to attempt to get accurate therapeutic decision-making and better patient
The “how and why” of illnesses is not as relevant. I learned which medications would be ordered and how to administer them but not how they worked or what the nuances for choosing one over the other were for a certain patient. Nursing confirmed my inclination that serving others in a healthcare setting was the right pathway for me, but it was the beginning of when I felt as if I were consistently missing a piece of the puzzle in the patient care I yearned to provide. I started looking more towards physicians and observing their method of treatment and
Clinical pharmacists have better access and equipment to conduct therapeutic drug monitoring and determine the level of adherence to medication. f. The pharmacist is in the best position to follow-up with the patient medication by giving frequent reminders through calls or text messages especially for patients with a busy lifestyle to ensure medication adherence is
There are many different forms of CAM that can be used, however if I were to suffer from a chronic illness or disease I would consult a doctor before beginning to use CAM. I believe in the use of conventional medicine to help with diseases, but I also like that CAM focuses on curing the patients’ health and bring them back to balance
As professional counselor identity focuses on providing guidance to the clients, in order to help the clients rectify their own emotional and mental issues. In addition, pprofessional counselors are different in their approach and treatment when comparing to psychotherapy. while counseling focuses on the person, psychotherapist focus on the diseases of the person. the goal of counselors treatment plan will be different with psychotherapist treatment that will focus on alleviate the symptoms of the client, while the counselors will concentrate on help clients to improve
Finally, both issues require the individual to obtain the life skills and coping capabilities necessary to keep things in check. The question remains, “Where can you get treatment for both your addiction and anger issues at the same time?” The reality is you might have some difficulty finding a place that deals with both addiction and anger issues. The best chance you have for finding the right treatment facility requires you to look for a place that treats addiction as the primary illness with a secondary focus on “dual diagnosis” treatment. At Healing Springs Ranch, we are proficient at treating both issues
It is the alternative method of coaching, where medical staff ask patients to picture particular health outcomes, like the movement of blood out of an area that is about to undergo surgery (Bresler, 2012). Studies have explored how it can be a helpful preparation tool for individuals undergoing invasive surgeries. Essentially, “guided imagery could be used to raise pain tolerance, facilitate restful sleep, elevate mood, increase motivation, reduce dependence, and promote self-management” (Bresler, 2012). Still, the concept of guided imagery tends to stray far from traditional methods of pain management. Pharmaceuticals have long been a major method of treatment for pain but have resulted in major backlashes in regard to patients
Treatment Modality Rationale When determining what intervention would be most appropriate, I was able to refer to National Institute of Health and learned that when medication is combined with therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, effective change can occur for clients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Due to the numerous presenting problems of SW, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would assist SW to “modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior toward solving current problems” (Beck). In other words, this treatment modality would target SW’s presenting problems to not only reach her goals but provide techniques to alleviate some of the more serious problems including suicidal ideation and substance use. Prioritization of Problems SW’s presenting
Nurses can give the prescribed medications to their clients, but it is the nurses’ jobs to ensure that their clients are reaching maximum potential. If a client is in crisis or a manic state, the nurse can provide different therapy techniques to calm them down or ground them to. It is priority for the nurse to keep their patient safe during an episode. It is pertinent for a nurse to be empathetic during the aftermath of the episode. After an episode of acute mania, a client may feel embarrassed or disoriented.