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Chip For Opiate Addiction
generally yes: Some fairly recent studies have shown that people in Methadone maintenance programs require more post operative pain relievers and people who were not in Methadone programs. This was true even if the non-methadone patients were already taking opioid pain relievers. The neurochemistry of addiction and physical dependence are different. Addiction has a much stronger psychological component. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Is withdrawalease, a substance used for relief of opiate addiction a sham or does it really have beneficial qualities?
Many options, but...: Naltrexone, methadone and suboxone are the drugs used to treat opiate addiction. However, these drugs merely buy u time by lowering ur risk of relapse while you engage in the core work of recovery - which is disengaging from using friends, building new rituals to replace those of addiction, going to NA, working with a sponsor, going through an (usually outpatient) treatment program. Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im on day six of withdrawling from an opiate addiction and I haven't slept for the past three nights, why is that and how long will it be until I can?
Hyperarousal: Opiate withdrawal causes autonomic system hyperarousal. This includes increased heart rate, blood pressure, insomnia, etc. Sleep disturbance of some degree can continue for weeks. Not sleeping for several days, in addition to being uncomfortable, may lead to increased vulnerability to re-starting opiate use. If you are trying to stay away from opiates, help from a doctor will increase success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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