Drug Abuse and Dependence (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if:
Who can treat a drug problem?
Health professionals who can diagnose, prescribe medicine for, and treat drug abuse problems include:
Counseling usually is part of treatment. This can be done by:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you get better on your own, you won't need treatment. If you get worse, you and your doctor will decide what to do next.
Watchful waiting is not a good choice for drug abuse and dependence. If you have a drug problem, or if you believe that your health or other areas of your life are being affected by drugs, you need to take steps to stop using drugs.
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