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How Hard Is It To Stay Sober Off From Heroin
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Unpredictable: It could be just a few or be some time. Stop now while you can. ...Read more
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