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How difficult is it to come off cocaine?

How difficult is it to come off cocaine?

Very hard: If you've never tried it, don't start. If you are addicted, seek help. Na or even aa meetings are a good place to start. See a physician who specializes in addiction for best results. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to recover from being a drug addict?

Why is it so hard to recover from being a drug addict?

Drug Addiction: Long term drug usage alters the structure of the brain to a point where it is not only mind power any more - there are increased receptors asking for the drug. so to deaddict oneself the person has to overcome the increase in receptors as well as the reward centers that cause the cravings. and therefore it becomes more difficult. ...Read more

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How come it is so hard to stop an addiction?

How come it is so hard to stop an addiction?

Brain altered: Brain gets rewired in addiction - learn details at - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/addiction/. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get my energy back after recovering from meth addiction?

How long will it take to get my energy back after recovering from meth addiction?

Hard to say: Please see the resources on the following website. There are some helpful things listed that you can do to improve your energy and the hotline numbers should also be helpful for you as well. Best wishes on your road to recovery. www.crystalrecovery.com/meth/ask-michelle-questions... Supporting recovery for methamphetamine addiction 24 hour crystal meth helpline 1-800-559-9503. ...Read more

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How can I get my butrans patch to stay on longer? The patch is so thin when it wears down it starts to fall off

How can I get my butrans patch to stay on longer? The patch is so thin when it wears down it starts to fall off

Butrans patch: This is designed to stay on for 7 days. If its falling off then you can use tape to keep it on. It would make no sense to keep it on longer than 7 days - the design provide for steady drug for 7 days only - therafter it may not deliver the same amount. ...Read more

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My friend is taking suboxine to get off methamphetamines. How long does he need to stay on it to not crave more? He was on crystal myth for 3 months

My friend is taking suboxine to get off methamphetamines. How long does he need to stay on it to not crave more? He was on crystal myth for 3 months

None: Suboxone is used for the treatment of opioid addiction not for methamphetamines detox. There is no fda approved treatment for detoxing off of methamphetamines. Since opioids have a different mechanism of action then methamphetamines, suboxone will likely not work for detoxing off of meth. ...Read more

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How hard is it usually to get off of antidepressants?

How hard is it usually to get off of antidepressants?

Depends if better: Stopping meds before you are all better for at least 6-12 months can be difficult. Your brain hasn't healed and withdrawal sx are combined with relapse. More than half of my patients relapse off meds even after full recovery. By the 3rd time relapse is 90% off meds. Think of it as insurance to prevent relapse. You treat hypertension and diabetes indefinitely and they don't make you feel so bad. ...Read more

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How likely is it to recover completely from a methadone overdose?

How likely is it to recover completely from a methadone overdose?

Depends: Depends on the dose. An addict can develop tolerance to high doses of Methadone while someone who is a naive user may react badly to a "small" dose. If you stop breathing from the overdose you have only minutes before your brain is damaged. Getting to an er immediately can be life saving. ...Read more

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Addicted to hydrocodone? How to get off of it?

Narcotic addiction: You need to see an addictionologist. There is inpatient and outpatient options for you. ...Read more

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My friend is opiate dependent how long does it take to completly go through the with drawl processs?

My friend is opiate dependent how long does it take to completly go through the with drawl processs?

Complicated Answer!: This depends on many biological and pharmacological factors and is quite variable. Body size, coexisting medical problems, basal metabolic rate, length of dependence, substances taken, other medications used but not related....A wonderful question but a specific, and accurate, answer needs to account for these and other factors. Speak to a pain specialist, please! ...Read more

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Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. it worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?

Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. it worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?

No clue: but I wish you were more concerned with dealing with your addictions than blocking withdrawal symptoms. I have treated MANY people who used both heroin and methamphetamine, and none of them said that amphetamine did anything beneficial for their withdrawal, so it may be just your particular biology. Most use speed to stay awake for the heroin high, or use heroin to take the edge off the speed. ...Read more

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I'm on 30ml methadone which I have to come off. Is it easier to come off the meth slowly or go onto subutex? Which is the hardest to come off?

I'm on 30ml methadone which I have to come off. Is it easier to come off the meth slowly or go onto subutex? Which is the hardest to come off?

Slowly : Work with your physician taper very slow depends. How long you have been taking medication . What is your metabolism ...Read more

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How difficult is it to quit using cocaine?

How difficult is it to quit using cocaine?

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

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How long does meth stay In your body and. Urine,? Is there meds to help me get off meth

How long does meth stay In your body and. Urine,? Is there meds to help me get off meth

No effective meds: Meth usually stay in your urine no longer than 3 days. Medication treatment for meth use disorder has been not approved by FDA, some study suggest wellbutrin might help. to this date, the contingency management sober living program might be most effective way. ...Read more

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How to become sober from cutting/slef harm?

How to become sober from cutting/slef harm?

Big picture: Self-mutilation generally begins when a young person feels trapped in an impossible situation, just as many zoo animals self-mutilate. The key is getting out of the situation first, then learning new attitudes and behaviors. Whether a twelve-step "sobriety" approach is right for you is a question to discuss with a professional who understands the mind. Your doctor can refer you. ...Read more

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Someone I know shoots up soboxone, or bup and he's addicted to it. How can he get off of it?

Someone I know shoots up soboxone, or bup and he's addicted to it. How can he get off of it?

Go to Pain Managemen: Very few physicians are authorized to prescribe and deal with suboxone. Recommend to go to a pain management specialist or addiction specialist certified to prescribe suboxone. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it realistically take to get cancer from dip?

How long is it supposed to it realistically take to get cancer from dip?

Smokeless tobacco?: At least a couple of years. It can be quite fast; teens are getting these nowadays. Don't push your luck. And the longer you chew, the harder it will be to quit. Chewing is much less harmful overall than smoking it. But who wants to be an addict? Think about the people who love you. And who wants to kiss somebody who chews? ...Read more

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How long would it take to detox from alcohol?

How long would it take to detox from alcohol?

All people are diff.: All people are different. Some of it depends on how badly one is habituated to alcohol. Avoid getting into that situation by stopping or at least controlling your intake so you don't have to worry about detoxifying. ...Read more

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