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What are the tests for heroin addiction?

What are the tests for heroin addiction?

Troubles from it: Similarly to other addictions, you have it if you do it instead of doing other important things, if you think about it all the time, if you cannot stop doing it even though you realize it is detrimental., etc etc. Also, by the way, you have withdrawals from not using it. Withdrawals can be classical, or just insomnia, anxiety, etc. If you feel better after doing heroin - you are also addicted. ...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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What is the treatment for heroin addiction?

What is the treatment for heroin addiction?

Mix Many Approaches: Consider medications to block cravings (discuss options with ur doc). Develop and strengthen functional rituals to replace dysfunctional rituals of addiction. Strengthen your social network. Consider joining a 12-step program (na) and try to establish a home meeting and sponsor as early as possible. If you relapse, don't give up - discuss with your sponsor, learn and try again, and again and again. ...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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What is the difference between alcohol addiction and say heroin addiction?

What is the difference between alcohol addiction and say heroin addiction?

Addiction=Addiction: Alcohol is not illegal to possess. Alcohol is more toxic biologically. Alcohol withdrawal may be deadly, whereas heroin withdrawal, while uncomfortable, is not life threatening. Heroin, when injected, may lead to various systemic infections. Otherwise, the process of the two diseases may lead in the same direction (insanity and death), and the process of recovery is similar (mutual support). ...Read more

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What problems can occur from heroin addiction?

What problems can occur from heroin addiction?

Lots: Instant death from od, loss of family, friends. Legal problems, risky behavior to support habit. Loss of values. Incomprehensible demoralization. Hiv, hepatitis. No sex drive. Homelessness. Basically complete loss of mind, body and spirit. But no matter how bad it has gotten there is always hope and recovery and a new life if you are willing to work for it and ask for help. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of heroin addiction?

What are the major symptoms of heroin addiction?

Step One of NA: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. For more information, you might consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or visit their web site at na.Org. ...Read more

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Heroin addiction is destroying my life, what to do?

Heroin addiction is destroying my life, what to do?

Several options: Heroin addiction is serious. Inpatient or residential detoxification is indicated. Following detoxification there are several options for continued treatment, including substance abuse counseling, longer term inpatient substance abuse treatment, and outpatient medication assisted treatment with Methadone at an approved clinic or suboxone through an approved physician's office. ...Read more

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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. Abraham Jaskiel
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Heroin Addiction (Definition)

Heroin addiction starts with recreational drug use. After prolonged use, individuals experience tolerance to the effects of heroin and require a greater dose to achieve the same effects. Users also develop dependence to the opioid drug and may experience ...Read more