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Doctor insights on: Kidney Stones And Opiate Addiction

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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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If I took 6 5/325 mg hydrocodone throughout the day yesterday (technically Wednesday) and have a urine screening for opiates/opiods Friday at 4:15pm, will I pass? My doctor is doing the test because I threw out my Percocet prescribed for my kidney stones

If I took 6 5/325 mg hydrocodone throughout the day yesterday (technically Wednesday) and have a urine screening for opiates/opiods Friday at 4:15pm, will I pass? My doctor is doing the test because I threw out my Percocet prescribed for my kidney stones

Same class: The drugs are on the same class. Don't try to game the system. If you truly need chronic narcotic pain medication, see a pain specialist, usually an anesthesiologist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. Best solution is to get to the root cause and fix it. If not possible, there are many alternatives to narcotics, which in the long term can make chronic pain worse in some patients. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Opiate addiction, how to get help?

Opiate addiction, how to get help?

Talk to your doc: There are lots if resources and treatment centers around, but will vary depending on your community. Your doctor can help you find the best place for treatment ...Read more

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How can someone kick an opiate addiction?

How can someone kick an opiate addiction?

Multiple strategies: First step is safe detox. Then, often in early stage of recovery Methadone or suboxone maintenance or natlrexone can play a role. Delete phone numbers of all your using friends from your phone contacts. Change your phone number so that they can't call you. Get involved with na. Find something that will replace your habits and rituals surrounding the addiction. Talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do bout my opiate addiction and wd?

Many kinds of help: Short-term treatment and detox with methadone, Buprenorphine (suboxone) or Clonidine can help you get off the opioids with much less withdrawal. Depending on length/severity of habit, relapse is common. Long-term therapeutic community treatment, the use of an injectable narcotic antagonist (vivitrol) are treatments, as are long-term Methadone and suboxone treatment. Treatment includes counseling. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat an opiate addiction?

By a specialist: This is a sophisticated specialty that is always advancing with newer drugs to help with withdrawal. Your local er or narcotics anonymous should be able to guide you--and your family doctor might be a good resource too. ...Read more

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What is ibogaine and is it successful for the treatment of opiate addiction?

What is ibogaine and is it successful  for the treatment of opiate addiction?

Ibogaine: Is a naturally occuring psychoactive agent in iboga plants, used in some countries to detox. From opiates & alcohol & narcotics. It is known to cause hallucinations & dissociative states & is banned in most countries. ...Read more

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What is ibogaine, and how successful is it for the treatment of opiate addiction?

What is ibogaine, and how successful is it for the treatment of opiate addiction?

See below: It is a hallucinogenic substance that is not available in the us. Treatment for opiate addiction does not have scientific support. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more