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How To Get Your Boyfriend Addicted To You
Should my boyfriend get prescribed suboxone? My boyfriend wants to start being prescribed Suboxone for his opiate addictions. Personally i don't think he has an addiction. He does do opiates on occasion and at one point was addicted to heroin. When he
Sounds like an addic: To me. It's not up to you to decide if he has a problem. This is about him. Sounds like he does. Suboxone is no panacea. He will not feel high. People fail therapy if not motivated. Drug addiction kills people. Every day. Support him and help him get help if he needs it. Go to meetings with him. Suboxone is a way to get off opiates. Then get off the suboxone. Get into a good life. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the question: you are asking? Many (most) people with alcoholism and other drug addictions manage to keep it hidden, even from loved ones and co-workers, for long periods of time. You have to decide whether this relationship is important enough to you to keep going. If his drug use is affecting you, tell him of your concerns. Try attending some Alanon meetings (a 12 step self-help group for family/friends). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad sign: Please forgive my frankness. Disabuse yourself of the notion that "being in love makes everything good." i hope you live in a culture where you have a choice about who may be your partner. This is an extremely disturbing behavior. Unless you are prepared to spend your life with a man whose drug abuse will become worse and worse, end the relationship. ...Read more
Addiction: By definition, addiction means doing something unnatural or anti-social to gain a drug that is not taken for its intended purpose. Patients with genuine pain get tolerant to drugs but rarely addicted. Running out of a prescription early and using more than prescribed dose are most common signs of drug abuse (or diversion). Selling it is also unlawful and using someone else's meds is unlawful too. ...Read more
Is it bothering to: you? Are you exhausted by having sex when he desires? Does he meet his sexual needs outside of your relationship? Does his addiction prevent him from living life fully? If you are negatively impacted by his addiction - would advise him of this. If it is making you unhappy & isn't an issue he is willing to budge on - may consider finding a man whose world doesn't revolve around sex. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My boyfriend was addicted to smoking oxycodone. He has been clean for over a year. What are normal side effects that he could be having now?
Consequences: He is not having side effects, because the drug is no longer in his system.But he certainly may be suffering consequences of long-term drug abuse, which may include alteration of the central nervous system. See a doctor for complete evaluation and possible therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: "cutting" in the absence of suicide intent is due to some underlying conflict and/or feeling "numb" the most common reasons for "cutting" or other self abusive behavior are to feel more alive or to punish oneself. Cutters often describe a feeling of relief or escape from reality in much the same way as using drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough one.: If close to this person, have a chance influence. He or she has to get the message that you are there for them, you care, your not going to enable them, they're r headed down a path that only ends badly. Give them the # of drug rx center for when they are ready--usually when things can't get worse. Drug addiction is extraordinarily hard for those that love them, because cures are the exception. ...Read more
Addiction: Please see an addictionologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: Dr. Lynch has supplied you with some data on frequency of alcohol use, but any one person's becoming "addicted" depends on his/her genetics, emotional makeup, habits, life situation, etc. That said, alcohol is an easily available, abuse-able substance -- and it does induce tolerance ; withdrawal. Initial stages in this process may be feeling that only with alcohol can you socialize ; have fun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psych: There is a difference between physiologic addiction and psychogical addiction. For example herion, tobacco and alcohol are physiologic. You will have symptoms of withdraw if you use long enough. Psychologically you may crave or need something like a certain food but if you don't get it you will not have any symptoms. Addiction is very complex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!!!: Hydrocodone is a narcotic painkiller and is related to morphine, heroin and codeine. Very addictive in those using it daily for long periods of time (can happen in a few weeks). However, if you need a strong painkiller after surgery or dental work for a few days it is ok. Often narcotics have several effects: fatigue, confusion, unable to think or drive well, nausea and constipation. ...Read more
How long does it take to get addicted to 5mg oxy? And was wondering how long it would take before i become dependent/addicted to them
That depends on: how many you are taking in the course of a day. Addiction is NOT the same as dependency. Anyone taking even 3 tablets a day for more than a week or so will experience at least mild withdrawal symptoms when they are stopped, but most will not even particularly notice them. Addiction is when you do it more and more, and it helps less and less but causes more and more problems, AND you don't stop. ...Read more
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