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Doctor insights on: Pill Addiction Withdrawal Worse Than Heroin Withdrawal

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Will 30mg roxy help with heroin withdrawal?

Will 30mg roxy help with heroin withdrawal?

Out of frying pan...: ...Into the fire. Roxycodone will work for heroin withdrawal because it is another opioid. However, it's kind of like using brandy to manage vodka withdrawal. It does not make sense and the problem of opioid addiction will remain, i.e. The name of the addiction will not change - opioid addiction. Hope this helps. If you are dealing with this, please seek professional help asap. ...Read more

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 are cocaine and heroin withdrawal different?

How are cocaine and heroin withdrawal different?

Differences: Cocaine results in irritability, depression, anxiety. Heroin withdrawal results in anxiety, restlessness, diarrhea, muscle aches, and flu like symptoms. ...Read more

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How to deal with heroin withdrawal?

How to deal with heroin withdrawal?

Detoxification: Is a therapeutic steps to help you withdraw from using the drug as quickly and safely as possible. Withdrawal side effects of heroin can range from relatively minor to severe. Methadone is the drug of chose to reduce the craving for heroin. You need to put a lot of effort, but you are not alone. Rec.: see a therapist, joint a support group, get treatment and seek treatment for other comorbidities. ...Read more

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How long does heroin withdrawal last?

How long does heroin withdrawal last?

Days to weeks: Acute withdrawal (the flu like symptoms) last one to three days. Protracted abstinence may be accompanied by severe craving for heroin for weeks to months. ...Read more

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Please describe they symptoms of heroin withdrawal?

Please describe they symptoms of heroin withdrawal?

Worst flu x 1,000: Most people coming off opiates experience body aches, chills, nausea & cramping, & other "flu-like" symptoms, but much worse that actual flu. Leg restlessness or spasms, are why it is called "kicking." there are medications that can alleviate these symptoms but won't make it painless, just take the edge off. Expect 3-5 days, usually outpatient. Group treatment &12 step groups are most important. ...Read more

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I am taking tramadol to reduce heroin withdrawal.. I have a drug test monday, I don't want to be punished for trying to get off. Will it show up in t ?

I am taking tramadol to reduce heroin withdrawal.. I have a drug test monday, I don't want to be punished for trying to get off. Will it show up in t ?

Not usually: Tramadol is not chemically related to opiates derived from the opium poppy, which is generally what screening drug tests look for. It is not particularly effective, in my experience, for withdrawal, and in some cases can actually make it worse. It depends on how extensive the testing they do will be. If they subject it to confirmatory testing like gc/ms, it will show up. ...Read more

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What should I do about heroin addiction if i'm scared of withdrawl?

What should I do about heroin addiction if i'm scared of withdrawl?

See addictionologist: You can see a psychiatrist who also specializes in addiction medicine. S/he can evaluate your clinical situation, including any additional psychiatric illnesses that might complicate your recovery. If you elect to stop the heroin, a detox and withdrawal program can be started -- and treatment of your addiction can begin. Inpatient stay might be the best for you, but this is up to you & your dr. ...Read more

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If you use heroin heavily, go to detox for five days, use one day and then take naltrexone pills how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

Recovery: Using heroine heavily means addiction so you need a daily recovery program. The problem is, you have to be so completely fed up that you are willing to do anything to recover. If you are not you won't agree to follow a daily 12 step practice. They work 100% of the time, but only if you work them every single day, one day at a time. You might want a sponsor. How long withdrawal symptoms last, days? ...Read more

Dr. Philip Gilly
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Opiate Withdrawal (Definition)

Opiate withdrawal refers to the variety of signs and symptoms that occur after discontinuing or decreasing the use of opiates after a period of regular use. Withdrawal is very uncomfortable but not life threatening. Symptoms of withdrawal include dilated pupils, goose bumps, insomnia, agitation, sweating, muscle aches, increased tearing, runny nose, nausea, ...Read more