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Doctor for Drug Addiction

I am ready to admit that cocaine has taken over my entire life. No judgment pls people.

This drug has consumed and destroyed every part of my life. But I am also a diabetic and need to fix the damage I’ve done to my body. I have 2 questions:

1) If I tell my Dr about my addiction, does he have to report it somewhere? Could anyone else find out?

2) is there an outpatient clinic specifically for addiction?

Thank you

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  1. Doctors have to keep your records 100% confidential.

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  2. Firsr of all good for you for admitting you need help. Second look into aadac if you need outpatient..if you need detox there is a detox center bit usually has a waiting list. Good luck. Msg me if you need to.

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  3. Tyler Warren Tyler Warren says:

    First of all, thank you for admitting that, and second, I do not believe they can report it. Doctors can only report things like if you directly harmed someone else so you should be good to go. Best of luck down the road!

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  4. Wendy Enberg Wendy Enberg says:

    You can see an addiction specialist at the u of a outpatient Monday to Friday. You can also work with any addiction and mental health office in your local area. They will come up with a plan for harm reduction and tackling the addiction. Please don’t judge yourself harshly for having an addiction – people from all walks of life can be an Addict and it’s great that you’re looking to change your life. Best of luck to you!

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  5. Rob Elger Rob Elger says:

    I’ve known too many young people who have died because they waited too long to get help. No matter what go get the help you need. Everything else is an excuse.

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  6. Doctors have to keep patient records confidential, if you are worried that your work may find out just know that your work has to provide you leave while you seek treatment and can not fire or discriminate against you because of it.

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  7. They don’t report to anyone! Patient confidentiality is very serious to doctors. Best thing to do is contact aadac Downtown and they can direct you as to where to go.

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  8. Shelley Peck Shelley Peck says:

    Your doctor can not report or tell anyone ; without your consent . If you are near a smaller town you could be admitted and helped through detox . Which as s diabetic, I recommend

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  9. Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

    It’s called patient confidentiality. The doctor can suggest things and help you get treatment but only if you agree.

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  10. Edmonton mental health 780-342-7700 they deal with addictions as well

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  11. Jeff Ross Jeff Ross says:

    Wow…just letting you know I actually understand exactly what you’re going through.
    I’m also diabetic and have stuggled with a meth addiction for years up until Sept.10 of last year. Been just over 7 months now from that shit. My blood sugars would be completely fucked when I was using those harder drugs and that’s even if I tested. Because of my addiction and diabetes I’m still trying to gain weight again after 7 months clean. I’m not afraid to post on here saying my addiction because yes, some people may judge, but if that means that my comment got out to you for you to read then it wad worth it.
    That was one of my biggest hurdles, the fact that I felt even more alone being a drug addict AND diabetic…
    A lot of people say this but please private message me. For once I completely understand what you’re going through. I’m type 1 diabetic and I’ve had many addictions and overcame them so I might be able to help you, if not at least we can be supports for each other since we both have diabetes AND addiction…
    I remember feeling so alone just like most other drug addicts but the fact I had diabetes made it worse. Hopefully you’ll reach out to me so I can try to help and understand.
    You’re not alone and you can do this with the help of others. Please dont give up even though that might seem like the only option. If I can quit fucking meth and for me to start positive thinking then there is hope for you too 🙂

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    • Jeff Ross Jeff Ross says:

      Holy shit that was long….lol I’m waiting for the haters but hoping most of you will see the clean time I have from such a drug and realize the reason for my comment if you read my whole comment

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    • Keep up the good hard work! You got this!

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    • Jeff Ross Jeff Ross says:

      Candis Thank you 🙂

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    • I imagine that addiction of any kind is a) not a choice anybody makes, and b) the hardest thing to overcome. I’m happy for your sobriety and proud that you are standing up to help others!

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    • Jeff Ross Jeff Ross says:

      Doreen thank you 🙂 I strongly believe my whole reason on this earth is to help others, my 2nd very strong belief is that everything happens for a reason, no matter what the reason. Ya it’s true that I’ve had quite a few addictions and also true that I’ve attempted suicide literally countless times but all that happened for a reason and I believe that reason is so that I can understand and help others in their time of need 🙂

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    • Jeff Ross bless you and thank you from all of the souls you have helped and will help!

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    • Jeff Ross Jeff Ross says:

      Thank you Doreen, I don’t feel like I need thanks though o.O what goes around comes around and any human deserves help sometimes. There are far more people in the world doing a lot more for people than just me lol I just try to give people what they deserve o.O

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    • Agnes Brady Agnes Brady says:

      Way to go!!! Wishing you continued success!

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    • Jeff Ross Jeff Ross says:

      Thank you 🙂 it’s literally all I can do to survive…I was almost dead because of my diabetes/addiction

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    • Tara Demers Tara Demers says:

      Good job Jeff!!! What an AMAZING accomplishment to be 7 months clean! I with you great health in your future! Never look back to that lifestyle- use it to remind yourself about where you never want to be again!!!! You’ve got this!

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    • Olivia Bond Olivia Bond says:

      I am a fellow type 1 and want to say THANK YOU for sharing your story, knowledge and experience. You are amazing. I am so happy for you. Diabetes is HARD but it can be managed. You deserve health and happiness. It is never shameful to ask for help. Sending positive thoughts to you and OP. You got this ❤

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  12. Shelley Lohr Shelley Lohr says:

    You got this. Doctor/patient confidentiality is great if you have a doctor you trust they are your best help. Any doctor can not tell anyone unless they know your going to harm yourself or others. Best wishes on your sobriety you’ve done the first step you’ve admitted you are powerless over your addiction. There are a lot of great resources call 211 or 811 for extra help.

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  13. Don’t sell yourself short. Tell your Doctor so he can treat all your issues. Cocaine and diabetes are hard on your heart and other organs. The Doctor will be able to hook you up with services you need and your privacy is protected.

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  14. Best of luck to you and you can get clean. Wish rehab wasn’t so expensive and more obtainable for people. I’m in BC but our Salvation Army sends people to Vancouver for treatment. You never know they might have a program there as well.

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