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How do I beat a meth addiction?

How do I beat a meth addiction?

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 more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

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


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How do I get off my meth addiction?

How do I get off my meth addiction?

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

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What are the tests for meth addiction?

What are the tests for meth addiction?

Home ket or go to: To the doctor.Crystal meth tests can be conducted with home test kits or urine and blood sample may be sent to a pathology laboratory for more accurate testing. The body breaks down and excretes half of the methamphetamine within 24 hours. Byproducts may be detectable in the urine up to 72 hours after use while blood testing may reveal methamphetamine metabolites up to 4 to 6 days after use. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a meth addiction?

What are the symptoms of a meth addiction?

Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read more

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How do I quit and recover from meth addiction?

How do I quit and recover from meth addiction?

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 more

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Is there a way to help my brothers meth addiction?

Is there a way to help my brothers meth addiction?

Help yourself: This is a very difficult thing for people with addiction and those who care about them. You need to emotionally protect yourself, and allow them to make their own choices, but to provide opportunities for rehab or 12 step programs like aa or na. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I beat this meth addiction?

Can you tell me how do I beat this meth addiction?

Drug rehab: Methamphetamine is one of the most difficult drug addictions, so i recommend gathering all the support you can. One great resource is crystal meth anonymous: http://tinyurl.Com/n5gfdko you can find local meetings through that site also. You may need an inpatient or intensive outpatient drug rehab program to start with. Ask your doctor about credible programs in your community. ...Read more

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When will i notice the symptoms of meth addiction?

When will i notice the symptoms of meth addiction?

If hours w/out cause: Withdrawal symptoms of a crash - sleepy, depressed, desperate are a definite marker of addiction. Anything beyond the most limited, rare, non-injected tiny dose will lead to an addiction pattern with this substance. Catch it as early as possible and the worst damage might be avoided or reversed as much as possible. It's not a pleasant addiction. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with meth addiction?

What are the symptoms associated with meth addiction?

Step One of NA or CA: Powerlessness and unmanageability. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Is recovery from meth addiction possible and if so, how?

Yes.: Depending on the severity, an inpatient program is generally most advisable, although an outpatient program might work if you have strong family/social support. But, if you are planning on continuing to hang around your fiends who use it, don't waste your money on treatment. Just make sure your affairs and your will are in order. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I know if i a have meth addiction?

Can you tell me how do I know if i a have meth addiction?

Meth addiction: Crystal meth is an extremely dangerous and addictive substance. Among many other effects, it can cause heart attack and stroke. If you're pursuing this substance, are focused on continuing to use it despite dangers to your health and your life, chances are very high that you're addicted. Help is available through crystal meth anonymous: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/en.Html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Meth addiction?

What is the definition or description of: Meth addiction?

Any Addiction def;: Addiction and substance abuse is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug or alcohol use that leads to significant disruptions in daily living, including loss of work, relationships and health. Substance abuse and addiction is progressive in nature and requires professional intervention ...Read more

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What is the best way to help get free from a meth addiction?

What is the best way to help get free from a meth addiction?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Just found out my boyfriend has a meth addiction. Can he recover?

Yes: You might consider attending meetings of al-anon or nar-anon to join your boyfriend in a process of recovery. ...Read more

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What are some recommended foods to eat when recovering from meth addiction?

What are some recommended foods to eat when recovering from meth addiction?

Healthy ones: If you're in recovery from meth, that is a hard road. You've used a lot of your resilience in your habit, and now need to build it up again. As many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can eat, leafy green salads, and lean meats like chicken and wild alaskan salmon would be good. The latter will help replenish your omega-3's to stabilize neuronal membranes. Whole foods that are not processed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take for meth addiction to wear off?

Can you tell me how much time  does it take for meth addiction to wear off?

Addictions to meth: Do not wear off. Once you are addicted to a substance you body is "hooked" for life. An addiction is a disease which can be controlled but not cured. Go to na (narcotics anonymous or aa learn everything you can about addictions (90 days at least 90 meetings), find a therapist ; consider a detox in a hospital. You need to fight the addiction 24/7 to overcome it. Good luck ; it's worth it to stop. ...Read more

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I'm currently recovering from meth addiction. A lot of what i read online is negative and makes me feel hopeless. I really can be okay again, right?

I am proud of you: You really can be ok again! you need a support group, of those who have walked down that same road. Make sure you have a good caring doctor, and at least one close friend to run to and hold you accountability http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/publications/drugfacts/methamphetamine http://teens.Drugabuse.Gov/educators/curricula-and-lesson-plans/mind-over-matter/methamphetamine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for meth addiction?

What is the treatment for meth addiction?

It is not easy but: Possible.Meth addiction treatment should only be carried out by qualified healthcare practitioners if any reasonable success is to be hoped for. Such treatment is always aimed at putting a stop to both the physical and psychological dependency on the drug that the addicts normally have. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for meth addiction?

What is the treatment for  meth addiction?

Methamphetamine?: Counseling, 12 step no approved drugs but i would add baclofen, Chantix if you are a smoker and consider Antabuse to reduce Dopamine metabolism. Bromocriptine may help, low dos zofran, (ondansetron) . If there is a hx of add, treat this as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Meth Addiction (Definition)

Addiction and substance abuse is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug or alcohol use that leads to significant disruptions in daily living, including loss of work, relationships and health. Substance abuse and addiction is progressive in nature ...Read more