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why does chocolate help opiate addicts

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Chocolate: No definitely not.
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
40 years experience Anesthesiology
Chocolate: Chocolate is a comfort food. It releases as such the endorphins which are the inside made natural body opioids. It helps. For the violent withdrawal s ... Read More
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
A little : Chocolate makes everything better. For anything more severe, call your doctor.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Addictive: Personality is what makes you crave these things, not the opiates themselves.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Buprenorphine helps: Consult your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or maintenance. You might also consider attending a meeting of narcotics anon ... Read More
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Opioid addict: Usually you need to strong willed and determined. It is rare for one to be successful alone. You should seek medical help, the fact that you are askin ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
See a Specialist: You need to see a pain specialist or a drug detox program. Both should be able to get you off the opiates. The fellowship trained pain specialist wi ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
14 years experience Urgent Care
Opioid Addiction: It depends what kind of pain is being treated and at what level it is being addressed. Body develops tolerance to opoiods so the requirements graduall ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Buprenorphine helps: Cold turkey is the difficult path which may only result in relapse. Consult your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or mainte ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Toradol?: Toradol (ketorolac) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Advil and Aleve are in that group. Ketorolac wor ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
38 years experience Family Medicine
Relapse: Anyone wishes that they would not relapse . But it is a very common part of the problem. We cannot expect perfection of ourselves or others. This not ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Good question: We have very little good research to assess the outcomes of opiate addicts based on the severity of the addiction. We generally think that heroin ad ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
30 years experience Anesthesiology
About a week: Withdrawal from narcotics is not life threatening. Symptoms are similar to a severe case of the flu and resolve in about a week. Your dependence on na ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Do not loose hope: You should never loose hope. Go to your family and friends. If they have abandoned you, god won't never do that. Test my theory even if you are not a ... Read More

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