A 40-year-old member asked:
what do you suggest if my mom is addicted to opiates?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Get help: Addiction is a disease. Your mom needs professional help. Take her to a doctor or call a help line. I wish you both the best.
3852 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
How do I withdrawl at home from opiates?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Advise help: I advise assistance with opiate withdrawal, which can be very unpleasant. If you do decide to withdraw at home, please ask your doctor for advice and assistance. Clonidine, a medicine most commonly used for blood pressure management, can help make the withdrawal symptoms much more tolerable.
6102 viewsReviewed Jun 28, 2020
A 50-year-old member asked:
What drugs are opiates ?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Barth answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Narcotics: This includes: morphine, codeine, alfentanil, fentanyl, heroin, Meperidine (demerol), methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, remifentanil, sufentanil, propoxyphene, hydromorphone. Many combination medications such as vicodin, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contain these as well. This group can include any other drug that binds to the opioid receptor as its mechanism of action.
6100 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 30-year-old member asked:
How long does opiate withdrawl last?
6 doctor answers • 21 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
3-14 days: Depending on which drug we are talking about. Then there is post acute withdrawal syndrome which can last months.
6082 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
Do opiate use lead to ptsd or vice versa?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 27 years experience
NO: Opioid use does not lead to ptsd.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death.
5860 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous.
5750 viewsAnswered May 11, 2019
Last updated Jan 28, 2015
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