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Doctor insights on: How Hard Is It To Stay Sober Off From Heroin

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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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Why is alcohol withdrawal even worse than withdrawal from hard drugs like heroin?

Why is alcohol withdrawal even worse than withdrawal from hard drugs like heroin?

Alcohol and withdrw: from benzodiazepines can be fatal. Withdrawal from opiates is difficult, may require treatment and maintenance for relapse prevention, but fatalities do not occur as commonly from the withdrawal itself. Nowadays, the rate of death from alcohol withdrawal has declined due to our understanding of it as a disease, and with more rapid treatment of alcohol use disorders. ...Read more

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Why is Suboxone so hard to obtain in Southern Indiana vs Atlanta, GA? I realize there are less prescribin drs and they're regulated on how many patients they can prescribe to, but this's torture tryin to maintain life! It's easier 2 just get heroin!!

Why is Suboxone so hard to obtain in Southern Indiana vs Atlanta, GA? I realize there are less prescribin drs and they're regulated on how many patients they can prescribe to, but this's torture tryin to maintain life! It's easier 2 just get heroin!!

It's like baseball: If it was easy, everybody would do it!! Yes, recovery is hard, which is why ultimately only about 20% of people with alcohol/drug problems actually EVER seek any help. For many, it's denial and other defense mechanisms where they do not see it as a problem. For others it's hopelessness that they can change. For still others, it's access issues like you have. Keep trying, IT IS WORTH IT!!!!! ...Read more

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Why can't I quit heroin?

Why can't I quit heroin?

Addiction to Heroin: Your brain has receptors that when given an opioid medication, heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, will be stimulated, which causes as cascade of Dopamine down the "reward pathway." for some individuals this is very strong, and they crave multiple doses and stronger doses, leading to addiction. A supportive treatment program that includes detox can get you going the right direction. ...Read more

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How does heroin affect your body?

How does heroin affect your body?

Where to start?: Heroin, if pure (as in England) used with sterile precautions, has same side effects as any other opioid - constipation, respiratory depression if excessive, and producing physical dependency - withdrawal if stopped abruptly. However, non-sterile injected heroin can cause abscesses in skin, brain, lung, bone & heart valves, pulmonary edema and kidney failure, hepB/C, AIDS&other infections. ...Read more

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Could heroin have any medical uses?

Afraid not ...: The risk to benefit ratio is way too big. ...Read more