Fredrick Wade

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Affiliation:

  • Weyland Consultation Services 2930 Camino Diablo, Ste. 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Location:

  • Walnut Creek, CA

Activity

  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    Why do I need counseling to quit drinking/using drugs?

    Counseling is needed to learn how to live your life again without turning to substances to manage the psychosocial issues, and stressors of day-to-day life. Quitting substance use is not that difficult for many. After long-term use, addiction takes on the role of being a coping mechanism in one's...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    Do I need to detox from alcohol or drugs before entering treatment?

    A screening should be performed when the decision to enter treatment has been arrived at. The purpose of the screening is to perform a needs assessment, which would include things such as the need for detoxification, assessing appropriate levels of care, and assessing for mental health, or primary...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    What should I do to help with my recovery from substance abuse?

    One of the primary tools of staying sober is learning the practice of expressing the thoughts and feelings that may lead to relapse.  Consistently doing so will greatly diminish your potential for relapse.  Adding this coping skill to your recovery assures that you will most always seek out help when needed. This coupled...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    What should I do if I have a relapse into addiction?

    The first thing one should do is tell someone in their support system that they have relapsed. This may be a sponsor, counselor, support group member, or the group itself. Secondly, you must do everything in your power to learn from the relapse.  Reviewing what set you up whether it be a place, person, or event is of...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    What can I do to avoid relapses during my recovery from substance abuse?

    Be mindful of the people, places, and situations that you put yourself in, as they will have a key impact on your ability to stay sober.  Likewise, they will also play a key role in putting yourself at risk for a relapse. Think of these decisions as conditions that lend themselves to supporting or interfering with your recovery.  ...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    If I relapse, have I failed with my recovery from substance abuse?

    No. A relapse does not constitute failure. First we should define relapse. A fully realized relapse is best described as a return to active use that is typically followed by the resurgence of psychological or physical dependence. A lapse is when someone uses once or perhaps twice, tells their counselor...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    What self-help resources are available for substance abuse?

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Smart Recovery, Rational Recovery, LifeRing Meetings, Women For Sobriety, just to name a few. What is most important about this list is that I have included 12 step and non 12-Step support groups as well.  I did so because there is increasing recognition of the need for alternative community based support ne...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    How does ecstasy affect my health?

    The simple answer is dangerously. It can cause strokes, heat stroke when taken in hot nightclubs, heart attack in particular for those who have heart conditions and are unaware that they have these conditions. Some people have allergic reactions, which can in some cases lead to death. There are some studies

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  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    Should I talk to my doctor about my binge drinking?

     Yes. Binge drinking is probably best described as drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. The dangers associated with this behavior are severe intoxication, respiratory or circulatory failure, low blood sugar, falls, scrapes and bruises due to blood alcohol content, and even

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  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade answered:

    Can alcoholism be treated?

    Yes. Alcoholism is being successfully treated daily in inpatient and outpatient settings all over the world. Alcohol has many associated medical dangers that are an outgrowth of longterm use such as cardiovascular issues, and organ impairment such as alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Detoxification from alcohol can also...Read More
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade has posted a blog entry:
    Honoring Children of Alcoholics Week

    February 12 to 18, 2012

    An estimated 25 percent of all children in the United States are affected by or exposed

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  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade has posted a blog entry:
    Honoring Children of Alcoholics Week

    February 12 to 18, 2012

    An estimated 25 percent of all children in the United States are affected by or exposed

    ...Full Post
  • Fredrick Wade - Walnut Creek, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Fredrick Wade has posted a blog entry:
    Honoring Children of Alcoholics Week

    February 12 to 18, 2012

    An estimated 25 percent of all children in the United States are affected by or exposed

    ...Full Post