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What is ibogaine and is it successful for the treatment of opiate addiction?

What is ibogaine and is it successful  for the treatment of opiate addiction?

Ibogaine: Is a naturally occuring psychoactive agent in iboga plants, used in some countries to detox. From opiates & alcohol & narcotics. It is known to cause hallucinations & dissociative states & is banned in most countries. ...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 ibogaine, and how successful is it for the treatment of opiate addiction?

What is ibogaine, and how successful is it for the treatment of opiate addiction?

See below: It is a hallucinogenic substance that is not available in the us. Treatment for opiate addiction does not have scientific support. ...Read more

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I live just over the border in Vancouver BC. However my father is American & lives there. I know Canada & the United States offer different treatment options in some areas. So my question is about Opiate Addiction & what treatment options, new & old u can

I live just over the border in Vancouver BC. However my father is American & lives there. I know Canada & the United States offer different treatment options in some areas. So my question is about Opiate Addiction & what treatment options, new & old u can

Several: suboxone, methadone are substitutes. Long acting injectible blockers prevent getting high. Then, there's outpatient (suboxone/blockers). Specialized clinic (methadone) and inpatient and/or residential settings. and 12 step programs. You might want a directed question to me; I am board certified in addiction. ...Read more

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Opiate addiction, how to get help?

Opiate addiction, how to get help?

Talk to your doc: There are lots if resources and treatment centers around, but will vary depending on your community. Your doctor can help you find the best place for treatment ...Read more

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How can someone kick an opiate addiction?

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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What can I do bout my opiate addiction and wd?

What can I do bout my opiate addiction and wd?

Many kinds of help: Short-term treatment and detox with methadone, Buprenorphine (suboxone) or Clonidine can help you get off the opioids with much less withdrawal. Depending on length/severity of habit, relapse is common. Long-term therapeutic community treatment, the use of an injectable narcotic antagonist (vivitrol) are treatments, as are long-term Methadone and suboxone treatment. Treatment includes counseling. ...Read more

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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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My mom has a bad opiate addiction we already know she needs professional help but with no insurance and low income nobody seems to want to help?

My mom has a bad opiate addiction we already know she needs professional help but with no insurance and low income nobody seems to want to help?

A clinic is best: Your mom should get treatment and your advocacy for her is important. Without insurance, the best place to get treatment is in a clinic setting. See if there is a city or community based clinic that can see your mom. Hope this answer helps. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more