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How is cocaine or crack addiction treated?

How is cocaine or crack addiction treated?

Same as other drugs.: Withdrawal from these drugs is usually not life threatening and so in patient detox is not approved by medical insurance companies. These drugs are highly addicting and relapse risk is high. We have no drug treatments specifically for these stimulant drug addictions. A 30 day rehab or residential treatment maybe your best bet followed by intensive out patient care. ...Read more

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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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Cocaine is a powerful stimulant delivering euphoric feelings, but how addictive is cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant delivering euphoric feelings, but how addictive is cocaine?

Very addictive: Cocaine is extremly reinforcing, meaning in one sitting of drug use and if the drug is available many people will tend to use that whole amount until the supply is gone. This is because the drug acts quick, esp with smoking or IV use and wears off quick and users want more. Cravings then can be very strong after the drug wears off. ...Read more

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How addictive is marijuana?

How addictive is marijuana?

Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read more

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Is cocaine, or heroin hardest to quit?

Is cocaine, or heroin hardest to quit?

Both!: It depends on what your body responds to the most. Both drugs are highly addictive and both are extremely difficult to stop using. One body may respond more to one of the substances and another body to the other one. However, neither drug is something to fool around with because of the detrimental effects on the body, brain and life of the addict. ...Read more

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How is methylphenidate similar to cocaine?

How is methylphenidate similar to cocaine?

Both stimulants: They have a different mechanism of action at the cellular level which helps explain why mph can be prescribed safely for certain conditions. Cocaine can be safely used as a topical anesthesia but that's it. ...Read more

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Why is methamphetamine so addictive?

Why is methamphetamine so addictive?

Imprinting: Almost all, if not all, drugs work on the brain by leaving "imprinting" - memory that affects brain structures that are responsible for indulgence. This is a very strong feeling that prompts drug users crave the drug. This creates addiction. ...Read more

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How is butalbital addictive?

How is butalbital addictive?

It can be: All pain relievers have that potential. It is unlikely but possible. ...Read more

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How long on average, does it take someone to break a crack cocaine addiction in rehabilitation?

How long on average, does it take someone to break a crack cocaine addiction in rehabilitation?

It Depends: It depends on many factors, like how long the person used the crack, how often, how much each time and if there's a family history. Also, the support system at home plays an important role. It would be , for example, nearly impossible to quit it one's spouse also used. Attending support group meetings is beneficial. One usually gets out of treatment, what one puts into treatment. ...Read more

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Is ecstasy as addictive as cocaine to teenagers?

Is ecstasy as addictive as cocaine to teenagers?

Maybe: Ecstasy is a completely different drug than cocaine. Is it more addictive to teenagers than adults? Probably not. Neither drug is a good idea. In my opinion, teenagers should not use either. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to snort cocaine?

Why is it bad to snort cocaine?

Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyper arousal ; agitation, changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to quit using cocaine?

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Cocaine: With determination & purpose in life, as well as support & therapy, it is very possible. ...Read more

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How can a long term opiate addict kick the habit?

How can a long term opiate addict kick the habit?

See a Specialist: You need to see a pain specialist or a drug detox program. Both should be able to get you off the opiates. The fellowship trained pain specialist will have options for you to use or try interventions that may help relieve your pain while coming off opiates. ...Read more

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How addictive is khat (the stimulant from Africa)?

How addictive is khat (the stimulant from Africa)?

Depends: That's like asking how "addictive" is chewing coca leaf. The answer is, not very, if done only by chewing, only when working at high altitudes. Khat is usually made into a tea, is a mild stimulant, and in East Africa there are rarely reports of problems. When purified and used by snorting or smoking, it may have similar potential for abuse as amphetamines, ritalin (methylphenidate) or even cocaine. ...Read more

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Is Oxycontin actually more addictive and deadly than Heroin and Cocaine combined?

Is Oxycontin actually more addictive and deadly than Heroin and Cocaine combined?

Variable: Abuse of any of the drugs can be deadly, but cocaine is not an opioid, but rather a sympathomimetic amine which can provoke heart attacks and stokes, killing in that fashion. Heroin can cause apnea, but so can any other narcotic in sufficient dosage. All are clearly addictive. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

No : Using Cocaine will just cause more problems and not relieve opiate withrawal. ...Read more

Crack Cocaine (Definition)

Crack is slang term for crack cocaine, a form of cocaine that can be smoked. It is the most ...Read more