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How Do I Stay Sober With My Heroin Addiction
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a mental health program im on pass and i once again used opiates, my addiction to them is to strong and don't know how to tell doc?Withdrawal suck
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