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What can I do to stop my addiction to hydrocodones?

What can I do to stop my addiction to hydrocodones?

Hydrocodones: After you have identified the reasons why you're addicted to hydrocodone, then you can proceed with an outpatient program with suboxone. This procedure to be done in the doctors office and he usually takes two hours . The decision has to be certified to do this procedure. Once the detox is complete then you you need to figure out what are the reasons that you took painkillers. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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How to get over a hydrocodone addiction?

How to get over a hydrocodone addiction?

Detoxification: Find a detoxification specialist. In some places, alcoholic anonymous may help with hydrocodone addiction as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to address hydrocodone addiction and withdrawl?

What can I do to address hydrocodone addiction and withdrawl?

YOU HAVE STARTED!!: The good news is that you have already started by admitting that you have a problem you need to discuss this with your physician. It really depends on the dose and the length of time that you have been taking hydrocodone. If you have tried to stop on your own and you could not then consider an inpatient treatment program. There are medications that can be helpful for opiate addiction like suboxone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrocodone addiction vs heroin addiction?

Can you tell me about hydrocodone addiction vs heroin addiction?

They are cousins: and addiction to one looks pretty much like addiction to the other. In fact, the prescription drug epidemic has ultimately led to far more people using heroin, because when the doctors cut you off, or the cops close down pill mills, or large scale distribution site get busted, people turn to heroin because its available and usually cheaper. The symptoms of both addiction/withdrawal are the same. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone addiction vs heroin addiction, what's the difference?

Hydrocodone addiction vs heroin addiction, what's the difference?

Little Difference : Both drugs ate opiates and have identical effects in the body producing dependence and possibly addiction. The route of administration may contribute to the development of addiction with IV use and "snorting" more addictive than oral use, although all routes of use can be addictive, . ...Read more

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Would being prescribed 20 10mg hydrocodone monthly as needed for uc and fybromyalgia pain be a good idea? Would doctors think its risky addiction wise

Would being prescribed 20 10mg hydrocodone monthly as needed for uc and fybromyalgia pain be a good idea? Would doctors think its risky addiction wise

Not wise to use hydr: This is addicting frog and not wise to use any narcotics in fibromyalgia. Have your physician help you withdraw the hydrocodone and develop a non narcotic. You will have fibromyalgia for the foreseeable future. This can be beat and a healthy future free of fibromyalgia. Treating your cuc is made easier off narcotics. Therapy choices are available and you need to discuss with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can help treat a norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) addiction?

Addiction: Go to na or aa for ongoing support, ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health specialist who can specializes in treating addictions. Best. ...Read more

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I was prescribed hydrocodone but i'm afraid of getting addicted. Is hydrocodone as addictive/strong as heroin?

Addiction: Heroin is the most addictive opiate. Heroin was used for pain management, but it's addictive property led scientists to make hydrocodone. It is unlikely for a patient to be an addict with acute treatment. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more