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What is the best way to ween yourself from prescribed xanax (alprazolam)?

What is the best way to ween yourself from prescribed xanax (alprazolam)?

Slowly: Dr. Jones' answer is a good one. In addition, if you find that you can not succeed in tapering the Xanax (alprazolam) (the discontinuation syndrome is intense anxiety) you can talk to your doctor about switching to a long-acting anxiolytic such as tranxene to make the taper easier. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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What is the best way to overcome a vicodin addiction?

What is the best way to overcome a vicodin addiction?

Depends: If the person is merely physically dependent on it (experiences withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop) then a slow taper should work. If they have a true addiction problem then they should be assessed by an addictionologist (http://www.Asam.Org) and follow the treatment recommendations. Addiction is a much more serious and potentially fatal problem than physical dependence. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit alcohol addiction?

What is the best way to quit alcohol addiction?

Alcohol: I don't believe people have drug or alcohol problems. I do, on the other hand, believe they have emotional problems and that they use drugs and alcohol to cope. Speak with a reputable psychotherapist about what is bothering you emotionally, and consider going to 12 step meetings. Find one that is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to overcome my addiction to vicodin?

What is the best way to overcome my addiction to vicodin?

Professional help: Addiction is physical and psychological. The physical dependence can be eased with medications however the psychological dependence is much greater ! it is really best to get counseling to help you beat the psych. Craving. Most drugs that are abused are basically being used to "self medicate" or treat "issues". ...Read more

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What is the best way to address vicodin addiction?

What is the best way to address vicodin addiction?

Vicodn addiction: Make sure you have good family support, seek medical help, seek religious help, seek psychology help and attends group sessions. All will be very helpful. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat an opiate addiction?

What's the best way to treat an opiate addiction?

By a specialist: This is a sophisticated specialty that is always advancing with newer drugs to help with withdrawal. Your local er or narcotics anonymous should be able to guide you--and your family doctor might be a good resource too. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to kick drug habit?

Get Help: Drug counciling is available everywhere. Ask for help and you will get it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a percocet addiction?

What is the best way to stop a percocet addiction?

Depends: If the person is merely physically dependent on it (experiences withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop) then a slow taper should work. If they have a true addiction problem then they should be assessed by an addictionologist (http://www.Asam.Org) and follow the treatment recommendations. Addiction is a much more serious and potentially fatal problem than physical dependence. ...Read more

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Is medication the best way to address schizophrenia?

Is medication the best way to address schizophrenia?

Absolutely: In fact, there really is no other way to rid one's self of the psychosis except to take antipsychotic medications. There are some newer ones available which have fewer side-effects. Then, stay on the medication. ...Read more

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What is the best way to kick a vicodin addiction?

What is the best way to kick a vicodin addiction?

Suboxone Might Be: Try to find a suboxone prescriber through naabt.Org. Suboxone is approved for the outpatient treatment of opioid(narcotic) addiction. Combined with appropriate counseling, you have an excellent chance of getting off of the vicodin. ...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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Best way to treat a hangover?

Best way to treat a hangover?

Moderation is better: Per uptodate, people who successfully drink in moderation are, by definition, not abusers of alcohol. No level of alcohol consumption can reliably be regarded as safe for some. Recommendations for "safe" levels of drinking differ between men & women."problem drinking" (frequent hangover, excessive drunkenness, or sleeping in one's clothes) is clearly related to excess mortality. Drink less please! ...Read more

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What is the best way for overcoming zopiclone/zolpione addiction?

Gradually: Zopiclone is like all of the other "z-drugs" for insomnia that are called "non-benzodiazepines" due to their chemical structure, but cause the same chemical effects in the brain as benzos, and will lead to the same sort of tolerance and benzo withdrawal symptoms. Either reduce it very gradually, or have your physician switch you to valium then gradually taper dosage over of several months. ...Read more

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What is best to help get though withdrawals from xanax (alprazolam)? Benzo addict looking for help

What is best to help get though withdrawals from xanax (alprazolam)? Benzo addict looking for help

Treatment program : I commend you for recognizing that you. Are addicted. Stopping abruptly can be very serious. You need to taper using a longer acting benzo under supervision of addiction specialist and the support of a treatment program. ...Read more

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What is the best way to overcome an addiction?

Addiction: Rehabilitation program & attending group activities, support from family and friends, and keeping good social network. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to defeat marjuana addiction?

Can there be a way to defeat marjuana addiction?

Support groups, meds: There is a 12 step program for marijuana addiction, www.Marijuana-anonymous.Org. Their website has lots of resources, and links to online meetings if there is not one in your community. In addition, there is some preliminary evidence that Gabapentin may help withdrawal from marijuana. See http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/news-events/nida-notes/2013/04/gabapentin-tested-to-treat-marijuana-dependence. ...Read more

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What is the best way to taper subutex?

What is the best way to taper subutex?

Subutex wean: The subutex weaning process needs to be guided by a doctor. I recommend you not doing it on your own. Please see your doctor and discuss the weaning process. ...Read more

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What is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

What is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

Continued: Naltrexone can help with this. Counseling also provides benefits that are hide to quantify but patients tend to do better when in counseling. If there has been a history of failure with prior treatments, more prolonged therapy with subuxone should be considered. ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more