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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

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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Adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit, what to do?

Adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit, what to do?

See a specialist: In addiction treatment. The alcohol and Alprazolam need specialized treatment in order for you to safely withdraw. Adderal can simply be stopped, and there are many ways to stop smoking. There are many chemical dependency treatment programs and your access depends on your resources, insurance etc. www.asam.org and www.Aaap.Org can give you names of addiction physicians in your area. ...Read more

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Chance for addiction to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain killers?

Chance for addiction to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain killers?

Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin): Is a combination of Aspirin and a narcotic pain reliever called oxycodone---which carries a significant risk for addiction as do all narcotics. ...Read more

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How do people use Suboxone to control opiate addiction?

How do people use  Suboxone to control opiate addiction?

Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high. Buprenorphine also blocks other opiate medications from acting on the receptor, so the addict is not able to get high while taking this medication. Mutual support helps. ...Read more

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Will tapentadol cause addiction?

Will tapentadol cause addiction?

Possibly: Tapentadol is a narcotic pain reliever so it has the potential for addiction. however, many people take this class of medication and do not become addicted. If your doctor has suggested or prescribed this medication, discuss your concerns with him/her. ...Read more

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Would giving a former heroin addict morphine cause them to relapse?

Would giving a former heroin addict morphine cause them to relapse?

Relspse : Since morphine is derived from the same plant possible. However I wouldn't withhold in an acute pain situation such as surgery ...Read more

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How likely is rehab to help a vicodin and Soma (carisoprodol) addiction?

How likely is rehab to help a  vicodin and Soma (carisoprodol) addiction?

Rehab: If motivated to change, have strong support system, and make the commitment, it should be helpful. ...Read more

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I have adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit?

I have adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit?

Multiple addictions: To begin with you mentioned two legitimate therapeutic drugs and then two social drugs that you're addicted to. Booze ; nicotine are both serious addictions but both have very different approaches. Too much to go into here. Adderall and xanax (alprazolam) are very different drugs. If they're being prescribed legitimately you need to talk to your doctor and be honest. Good luck again much too much cover. ...Read more

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Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?

Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?

You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapies and family/couples therapies. Work on improving health with diet and exercise, and develop other fulfilling activities and hobbies, religious and/or meditative practices. Treat underlying psychiatric problem. ...Read more

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Would having tolerance to dextromethorphan grant tolerance to oxycodone?

Would having tolerance to dextromethorphan grant tolerance to oxycodone?

maybe: Dextromethorphan is an unusual opioid that does not cross into the brain significantly. However, if someone was abusing dextromethorphan in large doses, it is possible to develop some degree of tolerance. ...Read more

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How can someone kick an opiate addiction?

Multiple strategies: First step is safe detox. Then, often in early stage of recovery Methadone or suboxone maintenance or natlrexone can play a role. Delete phone numbers of all your using friends from your phone contacts. Change your phone number so that they can't call you. Get involved with na. Find something that will replace your habits and rituals surrounding the addiction. Talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How addictive is oxycodone acetaminophen?

How addictive is oxycodone acetaminophen?

Opiate addiction: All opiates have addiction potential. The more potent/powerful drug, the higher addiction potential. In general, people are more addicted to short acting opiate than long acting opiate. ...Read more

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How to quit a gambling addiction?

How to quit a gambling addiction?

Gambling addiction: Treatment is available. Options include gamblers anonymous meetings and/or psychological or psychiatric treatments. ...Read more

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What can I take to fight heroin addiction withdraws?

What can I take to fight heroin addiction withdraws?

Complicated: You will have difficulty to stop addiction alone, care of addiction psychiatrist most likely required. First step is to find social support from family and friends, second sign up with a treatment program, third is to start regular exercise, increase your work load. ...Read more

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How does methadone work for heroin addiction?

How does methadone work for heroin addiction?

Mutual support helps: Methadone replaces the heroin, releasing the addict from the time, energy and legal risks of using heroin. Consider using some of this time and energy to engage in a recovery process involving a mutual support group like narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more