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What might lead to a co-codamol addiction?

What might lead to a co-codamol addiction?

Opioid use: Co-codamol is Acetaminophen and codeine. Codeine is an opiate. Typically the path to dependence on an opioid involves ingestion of the drug with pain relief and a heightened feelings of pleasure, repeated drug use, changes in the brain, cravings and symptoms of withdrawal when drug is absent, inappropriate drug use to end withdrawal symptoms and/or to seek pleasure=drug dependence. ...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 sort of disorder is co-codamol addiction?

What sort of disorder is co-codamol addiction?

Very common: Co-codamol (is a non-proprietary name used to denote a particular compound analgesic, a combination of Codeine phosphate and paracetamol (acetaminophen). Co-codamol tablets are used for the relief of mild to moderate pain when paracetamol or nsaids such as ibuprofen, Aspirin or Naproxen alone do not sufficiently relieve a patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for co-codamol addiction?

What is the treatment for co-codamol addiction?

Gradual withdrawal: Counseling and gradual withdrawal of the codeine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with co-codamol addiction?

What are the symptoms associated with co-codamol addiction?

Behavior: Preoccupation with obtaining, adverse consequences associated with ignoring responsibilities, broken family relationships, committing illegal acts in order to obtain the substance but no readily apparent symptoms like a physical ailment. There might be constricted tiny pupils but the average person might not notice. By the way, this is the same drug as tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. ...Read more

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I have just started on bupinorphine 8mg for co-codamol addiction 45 at same time every night they have also put me on traodone 200 mg to help me sleep?

I have just started on bupinorphine 8mg for co-codamol addiction 45 at same time every night they have also put me on traodone 200 mg to help me sleep?

NOT SURE WHAT U ASK?: So you take tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine and now take subutex to get off opiates. That is great. The trazodone helps with sleep and this is also good. So what is question? ...Read more

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I am worried about my children. Are there good ways to raise them so they will avoid addiction?

I am worried about my children.  Are there good ways to raise them so they will avoid addiction?

Yes: Love them unconditionally. Be honest with them, encourage them to share with you. Play with them. Have boundries with them. Encourage extracirricular actives such as sports, music, the arts. Let them know certain things you will not tolerate in your house such as underage drinking or drug use. Take a good look at your own "habits". Know their friends, dont be afraid to be nosey. And pray like heck. ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read more

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Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Children with Fetal: Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have deficits in executive functions because alcohol targets & kills neurons in the fetal frontal cortex. Inability to understand cause-&-effect, learn from mistakes, control impulses & resist peer pressure ^ risk of alcoholism & substance abuse in teens with FASD separately from genetic loading for mental illness & addiction. See www. fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/Index.aspx ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that a pregnant woman's smoking predisposes her children to any addiction?

Is there any evidence that a pregnant woman's smoking predisposes her children to any addiction?

Smoking vs pregnancy: Pregnancy is simply not the time to smoke wherupon nicotine byproducts are absorbed by the fetus as well as carbon monoxide.( yes, the stuff from car exhausts!). Addictions such as smoking can be environmentally transmitted to infants and children by parents, but I do not know of any double blind study implicating a predisposition intra-natally due to high risk to the fetuses as research subjects. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do about an addiction to amphetamine I have a very busy life style with children also a full time job I am desperate?

Is there  anything i can do about an addiction  to amphetamine I have a very busy life style with children also a full time job I am desperate?

Malignant cancer : Addiction is a disease that eats your life away as well as the lives of your loved ones, including your children. If you were diagnosed with a potentially rapidly spreading cancer would you not stop working as to fight for a cure? Unfortunately the poison clouds the mind of it's prey, preventing it from conceptualizing the problem as an urgent medical issue. ...Read more

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How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

A Lot: There is controversy over whether these traits are genetic in origin, altho i believe they may be. But the modeling behavior of parenting is clearly a factor. ...Read more

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How much of a role does alcohol abuse by parents play in developing addiction in children?

How much of a role does alcohol abuse by parents play in developing addiction in children?

A lot: You sound correctly concerned.Now let's confer with an excellent psychiatrist . For you! for the kids ! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CoCodamol addiction?

What is the definition or description of: CoCodamol addiction?

CoCodamol addiction: CoCodamol ( Codeine/acetaminophen) is a narcotic pain reliever. Addiction to this substance means that there is psychological and/ or physiologic dependence on it. ...Read more

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I went to see my aunt today so wonderin what alcohol/drugs cause squirmin n lot more gigglin to she has history of alcohol n dtug addiction please hel?

I went to see my aunt today so wonderin what alcohol/drugs cause squirmin n lot more gigglin to she has history of alcohol n dtug addiction please hel?

Could be anything: Getting "high" usually includes a sense of euphoria and decreased inhibition. The symptoms you describe could be from abuse of almost anything or even represent an underlying medical or psychological condition. Have you talked to her about getting help? Also, not to be judgemental, but i hope you are not on all 3 of the medications on your profile at the same time. Opiates can be addictive. ...Read more

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What causes addiction?

What causes addiction?

"Liking": Liking something whether it be a substance or activity to the point where there is a preoccupation resulting in harm.. Probably has to do with Dopamine in the brain which some people get more of a boost from than others. This is heavily genetically influenced. Some substances have such a profound effect that they tend to be more "addictive" than others-like smoked methamphetamine or nicotine. ...Read more

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Is addiction a disease?

Is addiction a disease?

Yes.: Addiction is a family disease, affecting the person who is using and all of the people who are close to the one who is using. ...Read more

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Is addiction hereditary?

Is addiction hereditary?

Yes: About 50 percent of addiction is attributred to heredity. For some indivuduals this may be a higher percentage for others that develop addiction it may be lower. Usually heredity must cross with life circumstances, trauma, high stress, lack of coping skills, . Or even exposure to high amounts of a substance over time will change brain 'chemistry' and increase risk of addiction independent of genes. ...Read more

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Can I cure my addiction?

Can I cure my addiction?

Yes: Yes you can - need a support system to deal with stress management and coping - being clean is only half the battle developing healthy stress management will be the key of being drug free. ...Read more

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How can I stop addiction?

How can I stop addiction?

Recovery program: For any addiction, you need help from your physician, often also an addiction medicine doctor, and a support group that works with the substance or behavior you're using addictively. If the addiction medicine doctor is not a psychiatrist, you also need a psychiatric evaluation so that any conditions complicating your recovery can be treated. Bottom line: don't do it alone, and you don't have to! ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Cocodamol Addiction (Definition)

CoCodamol ( Codeine/acetaminophen) is a narcotic pain reliever. Addiction to this substance means that there is psychological and/ or ...Read more


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