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My son recently dropped out of college and moved home because

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My son recently dropped out of college and moved home because he developed a severe addiction to aderal. He is now experiencing severe depression, and fatigue. We do not have any health insurance, so our hands are tied as far as getting medical help, or rehab. Do you have any suggestions of what we can do to help him?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
Thank you for your question:

In what state/county do you live?

Is you son employed?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.


we live in California...san Joaquin county, and he is employed, but they don't offer benefits

Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
The count offers substance abuse services
http://www.sjgov.org/osa/

They do offer discounted services based on income
http://www.sjgov.org/osa/General_Info/Payment_info.htm#faq3-1

Depending on his income level - he may be eligible for Medicaid (Medi-Cal)
Customer: replied 11 months ago.


I subscibed to this service for 2 years, and never had a bad experience. I got no answer from you. Of course I know he could apply for medical...my question was is there anything that I can do to help the depression and fatigue he is suffering during this withdrawal process.

Expert:  Family Physician replied 11 months ago.
There is no specific treatment for amphetamine withdrawal. There are a number of medications that have been tried, but none of them are available over-the-counter.

Honestly, without professional help and medical supervision, it is very difficult to treat addiction.

I will be happy to opt-out if you want to see if another expert can provide you a different answer.
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