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Is Ecstasy As Addictive As Cocaine To Teenagers
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
Cocaine: Firstly you should have not started using this. Use of this illicit molecule alters brain chemistry permanently and is highly addictive. It is very dangerous. You will get to a point of no return even if you try because the altered brain chemistry drives you to find more and use more cocaine. It also affects many body systems. ...Read more
Rehab!: You may have more experience dealing with addiction than most professional addiction therapists. Clearly you've put time into these challenges and you deserve all the help available. Find a good rehab facility. A link: http://drugabuse.Com/library/how-to-help-a-cocaine-addict/ i hope you do well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With help: You can seek out a specialist in addiction medicine in your area through: www.Abam.Net/find-a-doctor that is a start. Also you can attend Cocaine anonymous -- find a local meeting at www.Ca.Org/ also their world services office phone is: 310-559-5833 good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to stop a 20 year addiction to cocaine? The person does not eveen consider quitting because he doesn't think it is possible.
Yes it's possible: With authentic desire, appropriate professional and personal support, and a treatment plan, it's possible to stop an addiction at any time. Being addicted to Cocaine for such a long time means that treatment could be complicated, but not impossible. However, if the person himself is not interested in quitting, it won't happen. His body may end things with a stroke or heart attack instead. ...Read more
Same as other drugs.: Withdrawal from these drugs is usually not life threatening and so in patient detox is not approved by medical insurance companies. These drugs are highly addicting and relapse risk is high. We have no drug treatments specifically for these stimulant drug addictions. A 30 day rehab or residential treatment maybe your best bet followed by intensive out patient care. ...Read more
You get help: Doctors are trained to be non-judgmental, meaning they won't outwardly judge your problem in the same negative fashion that society may have. They are there to help when they can & often can help. A long standing Cocaine addiction often requires the assistance of an addiction med specialist, psychiatrist, counselor, etc. But starting with your regular doctor is a very good 1st step. ...Read more
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