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Heroin addiction

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moseri
43 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Time to cure addicti: Depends on your motivation, resources, and support system. Addiction is a chronic disease. The treatment is behavior modification, which is life long, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Troubles from it: Similarly to other addictions, you have it if you do it instead of doing other important things, if you think about it all the time, if you cannot sto ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
VARIETY OF PLACES: First off great if you are finally getting help. There may be an inpatient facility where you can begin the detox process or a clinic. There may be a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Mutual support helps: If you are concerned about maintaining, you might want to consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. Find a meeting at their web site: http: ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes.: If you are concerned about being a gambling addict, you might want to consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. Find a meeting at their web ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Melton
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
It depends: Do they want help. Thats the most important question. If so then support them in finding good treatment program.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It just is!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Suppress withdrawl: The principal effects of Methadone maintenance are to relieve narcotic craving, suppress the abstinence syndrome, and block the euphoric effects assoc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
Oxycontin: Absolutely. There is no question....It is possible, even easy to get addicted to oxycontin. These drugs are intended for short term use because of t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Step One of NA: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. For more information, you might consider attending a meetin ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: Anything that a number of people do compulsively to the detriment of their health or function, qualifies as an addiction.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Same: Both prescription and illegal drug addiction are dangerous.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
Little Difference : Both drugs ate opiates and have identical effects in the body producing dependence and possibly addiction. The route of administration may contribute ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: As any opiod Avinza (morphine) has significant risk for addiction.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Addiction vs.: Dependence. Some drugs have effects on the body that the body becomes used to. This is dependence. If the drug is suddenly withdrawn, the patient w ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Nicotine Addiction: Is continued use inspite of health consequences, social or financial restraints.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
No so fast: May be Methadone can get the person off heroin, which decrease mortality of street drug--but getting off Methadone is even more difficult and still hi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
No connection.: As a neurologist, there is no link between pituitary -hypothalamic dysfunction and methadone. Methadone is an opioid with nmda stimulating actions, ne ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Easy...: If you are taking more than prescribed, then you are abusing. If you can't stop taking the medication, then you are dependent. Dependence is not neces ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in Family Medicine
It's legal: Heroine is an illegal drug and unregulated. You'll not know what you are really getting. With methadone, you know you are using it under the guidance ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Looks like it did.: Methadone in and of itself does not usually cause weight gain and certainly not a large gain. However, the preceding heroin may have caused significa ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Smoking, probably: There are over 50 million smokers in the us, and it is a major cause of death and disability, in addition to enormous financial costs. Nobody knows h ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marthalee Walden
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Both!: It depends on what your body responds to the most. Both drugs are highly addictive and both are extremely difficult to stop using. One body may respon ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: There is no answer. This is variable from patient to patient. Suboxone is used to help detox from opioid dependence and addiction. If successful, w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behav ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't gamble at all.: Don't go to places where people gamble. Think seriously about the damage that gambling has done in your life. Encourage gambler's anonymous. It is a b ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Like any other drug: Suboxone is a medication used in the treatment of opioid addiction. If you experience serious side effect: allergic reaction with difficulty of brea ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Life long: The best one is abstinence. Aa, na etc help to achieve it. If you came to decision, that you're not able to stay clean in your relapsing constantly, y ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Possibly: There is a strong genetic component in addiction.

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