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How do i stop using khat? is there any medication that will help me wean off?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Khat addiction: is a highly addictive drug categorized as a stimulant that creates feelings of euphoria. There is no specific physical addiction to khat, however, there is psychological dependence. The khat rehab can be a life changing process that needs the professional management.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
No: Khat addiction is like benzodiazepine addiction: Withdrawal may be unpleasant but it won't kill you. You need a PLAN with a quit date & supportive people around you. But regardless of anything else, there's no magic pill that allows you to avoid being a grownup. The responsibility for not buying or accepting it & putting it into your mouth ultimately rests on your will power & no one else's.

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