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How do I stay sober with my heroin addiction?

How do I stay sober with my heroin addiction?

Mutual support helps: If you are concerned about maintaining, you might want to consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. Find a meeting at their web site: http://www.Na.Org/ next step is to find a sponsor. ...Read more

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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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How do I quit and recover from meth addiction?

How do I quit and recover from meth addiction?

Meth addiction: One the most promising treatments for meth addiction is something called prometa. A november, 2011, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal addiction concluded that prometa is ineffective. "the prometa protocol, consisting of flumazenil, (clonazepam) Gabapentin and hydroxyzine, appears to be no more effective than placebo in reducing methamphetamine use, retaining patients in treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get off my meth addiction?

How do I get off my meth addiction?

Start w/your doctor: Meth addiction brings with it many health problems, including tooth decay, risk of hiv/aids, and hepatitis b & c. You may need an inpatient program. Matrix model, a comprehensive behavioral treatment approach that combines behavioral therapy, family education, individual counseling, 12-step support, drug testing, and encouragement for nondrug-related activities, is one approach that can help. ...Read more

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How can I get sober and stay clean and detox from Meth at home?

How can I get sober and stay clean and detox from Meth at home?

Support!: Congratulations on your wise decision to get off the meth - it's so dangerous for your health! My advice is to go to NA and AA meetings as often as possible especially while you are detoxing and in early sobriety. You need to talk with and get support from those who have already walked this road. Go to a meeting every couple hours if you need to. Best of luck!!! ...Read more

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Im a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

Im a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

Coming off Heroin.: Detoxing from heroin at home is difficult. Your prescribing md will tell you how to use subutex correctly. You have to be off heroin for some time before you use subutex or else you will have major opioid withdrawal symptoms. Other medications like Clonidine can also help. ...Read more

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What to do if i recently quit cocaine and heavy drinking. Any tips on how to stay sober?

What to do if i recently quit cocaine and heavy drinking. Any tips on how to stay sober?

You need a support: System. Encourage you to become involved in 12 step programs such as narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous asap. Obtain a sponsor (even if it is only a temporary sponsor). If you are not already working with an addiction medicine specialist - this would be very beneficial. ...Read more

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How long should I stay on subs to help with methadone detox?

How long should I stay on subs to help with methadone detox?

Disuss with others: Addiction is a lifelong process, whether on a substance or not it is always there, its what you do with that that matters. Suboxone is an amazing tool for opiate addicts, relapse rates for opiate addicts is high. I have seem amazing trasformation with people on suboxone, I have also seen amazing trasformation on people who have gotten off. Not an answer to make on your own, but it is your recovery. ...Read more

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How do I help my mother with severe gambling addiction?

Addiction & Family: You might want to attend a meeting of gam-anon for the family and friends of problem gamblers. You would have more support then to let go of the idea that you caused her addiction or that you could control it or cure it (the three c's of gam-anon). ...Read more

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How can I quit my vicodin addiction!?

How can I quit my vicodin addiction!?

Slowly: 1st of all - congratulations on quitting! Finding a good doctor to guide you thru it is best but if you need to do it on your own, go slowly. However many a day you take, cut by 1 each 3-5 days. If 3 days results in feeling too bad, go to up to 4 days to cut further. Or you can just go down a pill every 5 days until a 1/2 pill and then stop. Too quick is not wise. But quitting is very wise. Best! ...Read more

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How do I beat a meth addiction?

How do I beat a meth addiction?

Take The First Step: Methamphetamine addiction is a formidable enemy that can be beaten, but not without hard work and dedication. Individuals using the 12-step method, adopted from the treatment of alcoholism, have the best chance of beating their addiction. There are 12-step programs across the country that can offer help, support and guidance. For more information check out this site: www.Crystalmeth.Org. ...Read more

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How can I have a drug addict and alcoholic committed?

How can I have a drug addict and alcoholic committed?

Differences by state: Each state has its own procedure, so you would need to check with the magistrate in your area. Generally for commitment, the person needs to be both mentally ill and dangerous to self or others. Alcohol and drug abuse may or may not meet these criteria. In some states, "gravely disabled" (judgment is so impaired that the person is incapable of accepting treatment) substitutes for mentally ill. ...Read more

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How do I help my father with a gambling addiction?

How do I help my father with a gambling addiction?

Get him: To a meeting and to a psychiatric evaluation. Gamblers' anonymous is a good place to start. ...Read more

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How can I get admitted to the hospital for Opiate detox. I wanna quit and do 30 days but its frustrated .

How can I get admitted to the hospital for Opiate detox. I wanna quit and do 30 days but its frustrated .

Consider out patient: In patient treatment requires specific criteria usually determined by the insurance companies. Many patients are currently be treated with outpatient, buprenorphine or Suboxone, MAT (medicine assisted treatment). Inpatient treatment may be $40,000, outpatient, less than $1000. The key is finding a DATA2000 certified MD near you. The SAMHSA website helps (findtreatment.samhsa.gov) ...Read more

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How do I stop my addiction to videogames?

Lifestyle changes: Any addiction involves an addiction to a specific lifestyle which players a major role in recovery. ...Read more

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How can I help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

How can I help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

It's. Their problem: U can't do it 4 them--help is available but they have to see the need-- try not 2 emable--let them take the consequences of their addictions. ...Read more

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How can I stop my brother's "call of duty" addiction?

You can't really : Control anybody unless they allow you to. You may decide to tell your brother how his "addiction to call of duty" impacts you, what effect it has on you, and tell him why you would like him to change. It is up to him to make that decision. ...Read more

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I am addicted to hydrocodone, how to get through withdrawal?

I am addicted to hydrocodone, how to get through withdrawal?

Go to detox center: You will need help of an addiction specialist. Thy can have you go in to withdrawal by stop taking hydrocodone , and when you are in withdrawal they can start you on suboxone. All these needs to be done under medical supervision along with meeting and counseling. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Heroin Addiction (Definition)

Heroin (diamorphine) is an opiate that is often abused for recreation. A heroin addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological need ...Read more