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please share an interesting fact about overcoming addiction & substance withdrawal.

126 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ignore: As miserable as you may feel from opioid withdrawl, you will not die from it, you can make it through.
Answered on Apr 21, 2018
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Dr. Emma Rishton
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
": " ...Addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism" c. Jung.
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Ignore: Replace the addicting behavior was something that is more socially positive.
Answered on Apr 22, 2014
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
With: With tobacco, smoke one cigarrette less per day for a week, and continue until less than ten per day
Answered on Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Marijuana: Marijuana smoke contains 50 - 70% more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke. Smoker beware.
Answered on May 31, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
A: A person's risk of heart attack during the 1st hr after smoking marijuana = 4 X usual risk.
Answered on May 31, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Heavy: Heavy marijuana users report negative effects on physical, mental health, career & cognitive ability.
Answered on May 31, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
The: The most common cause of opioid misuse is misunderstanding how opioids are supposed to be used.
Answered on May 31, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
47%: 47% asking 4Treatment of oxycodone addiction had 1st exposure 2 opioids through a prescription 4pain.
Answered on May 31, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
The: The number of current users of MDMA (Ecstasy) in 2004 was estimated to be 450,000.
Answered on May 31, 2014
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Ignore: Withdrawal from opiate addiction is not dangerous. It is uncomfortable but not fatal as w/ alcohol.
Answered on Aug 6, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Female: Female school/community athletes significantly less likely 2Use marijuana/cocaine/most ilicit drugs.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
Dr. Marcie Berman
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ignore: You will likely feel worse before you feel better. Seek inspiration from others who have been there.
Answered on May 14, 2016
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Whoever: Whoever I had become had to die.” ― Craig Ferguson.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
"I: "I have never regretted not drinking. Say this to yourself, and you'll get through anything."-M.Bell.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
“Avoid: “Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.”M.Savant.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
“Is: “Is a few hours of hell-raising, or respite from life's toil worth this every morning?”― C. Lockwood.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
“The: “The hard things in life, the things you really learn from, happen with a clear mind.” C. Knapp.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
"What: "What would Integrity have me do?" Khamisa.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
"The: "The noblest question in the world is: 'What good may I do in it?'" Benjamin Franklin.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
When: When we give to others, we get out of our own way enough to get a different perspective on our lives.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
“It’s: “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” -Vince Lombardi.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
“The: “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” -Pele.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
“You: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
When: When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top- Author Unknown.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
No: No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy- Ayn Rand.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Decide: Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it- Bill Cosby.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
It's: It's not the situation…… it's your reaction to the situation- Bob Conklin.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Life: Life is just a blank slate, what matters most is what you write on it- Christine Frankland.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Remember,: Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday- Dale Carnegie.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Every: Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better- Emile Coue.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Its: Its never too late to be what you might have been-George Eliot.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Expect: Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life- Lloyd John Ogilvie.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
When: When you come to a roadblock, take a detour- Mary Kay Ash.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
The: The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it- Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
A: A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer- Author Unknown.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Great: Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance- Samuel Johnson.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
The: The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph- Thomas Paine.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Although: Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it- Helen Keller.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Time: Time heals all wounds- Anonymous.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
“One: “One of the things you learn in rehab is that you’re responsible for your own actions.” Dale Archer.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Forget: Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
You: You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.-Dan Millman.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Determination,: Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation.- P.Sinclair.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fall: Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese proverb.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
We: We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
To: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.AF.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
He: He who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
..there: ..there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.- Helen Keller.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
•"I: •"I was hopelessly dopeful...now I'm dopelessly hopeful.".
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
•"The: •"The quality of your recovery is proportional to the quality of your surrender.".
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
"My: "My life hereafter is from this moment on.".
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Smokers: Smokers w' mobility impairments may need > intensive treatment 2 stop smoking.
Answered on May 30, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Anxiety and restlessness are common symptoms of substance withdrawal.
Answered on Aug 6, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, loose stools and abdominal pain.
Answered on Aug 6, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol Withdrawal: can cause high blood pressure & increased heart rate.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol Withdrawal: headaches and problems concentrating can occur.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol Withdrawal: Insomnia is a frequent symptom.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol withdrawal may start within hours of your last drink.
Answered on Aug 6, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol Withdrawal: Can sometimes be fatal.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Did: Did you know that Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome can start as early as 2 hours after your last drink?
Answered on May 3, 2015
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Dr. Paul Pyles
Dr. Paul Pyles commented
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
That's right and it is possible to experience alcohol withdrawal even though the blood alcohol level is markedly elevated.
Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Delirium: Delirium Tremens (DT's) can occur with Alcohol Withdrawal.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Delirium: Delirium Tremens symptoms can include fever & marked confusion.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A: A risk factor for developing Delirium Tremens (DT's) is a past history of DT's.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If: If you've had seizures due to alcohol withdrawal in the past – that ^ risk for Delirium Tremens.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Intense: Intense alcohol craving is one of the risk factors for Delirium Tremens.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Previous: Previous detoxification is a Delerium Tremens risk factor.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Advanced: Advanced age is a Delirium Tremens risk factor.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Low: Low potassium levels ^ Delirium Tremens risk.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If: If you have been a daily heavy drinker – that will ^ risk for delirium tremens.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
As: As distance grows from your last drink - so does your risk for Delirium Tremens.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Delirium: Delirium Tremens risk can be increased if you have concomitant health problems.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Risk: Risk of Delirium Tremens is increased if structural brain abnormalities are present.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
More: More severe symptoms at onset of withdrawal is a risk factor for delirium tremens.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The: The death rate from Delirium Tremens is 1 to 5%.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic: Chronic alcohol use can suppress GABA activity in the brain.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcoholic: Alcoholic Hallucinosis = auditory, visual or tactile hallucinations 12 to 48 hrs after last drink.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol Withdrawal can occur even if there is still some remaining alcohol in blood.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine Withdrawal can lead to intensified cravings.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depressed: Depressed mood and anxiety can occur during Cocaine Withdrawal.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine Withdrawal can cause utter Exhaustion.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anhedonia: Anhedonia (lack of pleasure) is common during Cocaine Withdrawal.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine Withdrawal can cause tremors, shakes and body aches.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine Use may lead to feelings of panic, fear and irritation.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine Use can cause sleeplessness.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine can make you PARANOID !
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
After: After you come down off Cocaine – you may sleep a lot.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Restless,: Restless, Agitated, Anxious? Cocaine can do that.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine abuse can cause stroke or death !
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine can be a marriage wrecker !
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine can cause a poor appetite, abuse may lead to malnutrition.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine abuse can be a cause of nasal congestion & nosebleeds as well as nasal perforation.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COCAINE: COCAINE is a recipe for DISASTER.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine can cause Coma.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Psychosis: Psychosis & Hallucinations can occur with Cocaine.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine use can cause Sexual Dysfunction.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine can dilate pupils.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine abusers may become violent & reckless.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Abusing: Abusing Cocaine is like choosing to repeatedly hit yourself in the head with a hammer.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Euphoria: Euphoria from COCAINE comes at a high cost- It can literally make you CRAZY.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COCAINE: COCAINE can ^ heart rate, blood pressure & body temperature.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Cocaine abuse is often related to divorce, unemployment and legal difficulties.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If: If you are using cocaine, you are increasing your risk for a heart attack.
Answered on Aug 6, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Signs: Signs of COCAINE ABUSE may include: ^ energy, talking a lot & bizarre behavior.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COCAINE: COCAINE USE- Do you really think your judgment is intact?
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Congested: Congested nose, ^ tears & yawning can occur in early with Opiate Withdrawal.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
Ignore: The 1st step is wanting to quit.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Barry Sheppard
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A: A smoker is more likely to have a heart attack from smoking than to get lung cancer. Stop smoking!
Answered on Aug 6, 2014
Dr. Barry Sheppard
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Annually: Annually there are more deaths due to cigarette smoking than all other forms of drug abuse combined.
Answered on Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Barry Sheppard
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
U.S.: U.S. deaths due to cigarette smoking exceed 3 full Boeing 747s crashing with no survivors every day.
Answered on Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ignore: Twelve Step programs help many folks. Cut through excuses and give it a real try.
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
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Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Aroma: Aroma Effects Use Terpenes like Beta-Caryophyllene to mitigate depression, anxiety issues by Vape.
Answered on Jan 17, 2015
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
"There: "There are no disasters, only opportunities.& indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters." B. Johnson.
Answered on Feb 6, 2015
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ignore: To start, perhaps the most important thing is what you are already doing? Seek appropriate input!
Answered on May 8, 2015
Dr. Philip Gilly
39 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ignore: You can overcome addiction and withdrawals, just have to ask for help - AA, abam.net, call hotline.
Answered on Mar 18, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction:: Addiction: Considered a primary, chronic disease shares many features of chronic medical diseases.
Answered on Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction:: Addiction: Treated best with a multifaceted approach - biological, psychological, social, spiritual.
Answered on Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction:: Addiction: maladaptive cravings, behaviors, or other negative habits that have serious consequences.
Answered on Apr 20, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction:: Addiction: Leads to disability and premature death when untreated.
Answered on Apr 20, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction:: Addiction: Narcotics Anonymous can be very helpful for drug addicts.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Food: Food Addiction can be treated with support groups and medication.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Porn: Porn addiction can destroy relationships and other important parts of a person's life.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Those: Those with severe gambling addiction may take large loans and debt due to the disease.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
A: A growing addiction problem in teens is prescription opioid use disorders.
Answered on Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction: Addiction to tobacco and alcohol has a strong inheritance based on research.
Answered on Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Robert Wilson
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ignore: Withdrawal from benzos or alcohol requires inpatient detox to be safe.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017

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