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How can you tell if someone is seriously overdosing from an opiate?

How can you tell if someone is seriously overdosing from an opiate?

If you are: worried then confront this individual about your concerns and maybe enter a voluntary detox program. Honesty is very helpful, however be read for a backlash. Many people that are lost in their addiction will be very angry and resentful towards this honesty. If needed, ask their family for help. Lastly, you can even call the authorities if they pose a risk to society or themselves. ...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


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Can you tell me how can one attain opiates?

Can you tell me how can one attain opiates?

By prescription only: Although one may obtain opiates from illicit dealers, you should not even consider this, due to the legal risks and high chance of adulterated products There is a great controversy among physicians about whether opiates are over or under prescribed, and the consensus is toward the former. And the government encourages this in the name of the "war and drugs." see www.opiatecure.com for more details ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I ease my opiate pill withdrawls?

Can you tell me how do I ease my opiate pill withdrawls?

Detox: If no access to dr. You can do various things to ease your pain. Take an nsaid;motrin etc. As directed. Something like chamomile tea for stomach cramps and diarrhea. There are over the counter medications for diarrhea ask the pharmacist. Be as active as you can , intense interest in something should help.Dr.Can give you a set of medicines that should help a great deal and there is suboxone. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the bad things about taking opiates?

Opiate use: They can become addicting if you stop probably have withdrawal symptoms ; generalized pain nausea vomiting diarrhea for a number of days . They lower your testosterone and tend to decrease your sex drive. In high doses they will effect interpersonal relationships and , of course , when abused will cause a state of euphoria. If they get out of hand you can end up in prison and in dept. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it appropriate to use opiates?

Depends: Opiate use has an appropriate place to treat pain when the patient is under the care of a physician who has made the determination that opiates are the first line of treatment. Opiates have a place in the medical treatment of certain pain conditions. ...Read more

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Will someone tell me, is Paxil (paroxetine) an opiate?

Will someone tell me, is Paxil (paroxetine) an opiate?

See below: Paxil (paroxetine) is a lselective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) and is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety. If you have questions about your medications, you also should discuss that with your prescribing provider and/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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How do benzos counteract opiates in overdoses ?

How do benzos counteract opiates in overdoses ?

They don't: Benzodiazepines do not counteract opiates at all. In fact their sedative effect adds to that of opiates, and makes respiratory depression (stopping breathing) more likely. Very dangerous combination. ...Read more

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Will a drug test tell the differance between opiates?

Depends on the type: Of test. Most commonly tests are screening tests that only look for any opiate. Mass spectrometry can differentiate different type of opiates. ...Read more

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I have opiate and alcohol overdose, should I be concerned?

I have opiate and alcohol overdose, should I be concerned?

Goodness, yes!: The combination of opiates and alcohol can be deadly, especially in overdose. Please get to an emergency room asap. Do not drive yourself. Call 911 if you have to. If using these medications often, you may be addicted as well, and need help for that too. ...Read more

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Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more