A 20-year-old male asked:
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i have a painkiller addiction, i was just wondering if there is any medication or therapy to help me come off them?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction: U need to go to rehab center to help you with the detox & recovery.
Answered on Jul 3, 2013
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Dr. Karl Spector
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Suboxone!: Check out a medication called Suboxone (buprenorphine). It is being used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people to regain control of their lives. Good luck and remember: you are not alone and your disease can be treated!
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Addiction: Thank you for asking this vital question. I am proud of you for one, admitting your problem. And, two, for asking for help. There are medications to transition on and other therapies. Addiction, however, is a brain disease. Just stopping the pain killers--while vital--may not treat the underlying disease. But there are programs, the best and most successful of which is narcotics anonymous.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes : You need individualized attention, but it is very common that people become addicted to painkiller. Ask your gp for help. You need medical help for this detox. Therapy and or support groups will probably be a part of your detox, but do seek it out if it isn't. There are underlying and important reasons for your addiction. Good that you are asking at age 20. Best wishes.
Answered on Aug 20, 2013

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