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what do you suggest if my mom is addicted to opiates?

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Dr. Marc Abramson
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.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I withdrawl at home from opiates?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What drugs are opiates ?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Barth
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.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

How long does opiate withdrawl last?

6 doctor answers21 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Do opiate use lead to ptsd or vice versa?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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.

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