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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
Dual diagnosis: I recommend not taking ambien (zolpidem) and suboxone. Withdrawal and insomnia is part of the process of withdrawal. Taking another potentially addictive medication is not recommended. I would only advise it's use under the strict oversight of an addiction specialist during the time of use under a medication of Suboxone which enhances it's effects ...Read more
Suboxone is ....: Not a pure opioid but it blocks the same opioid receptors as opioids do. It is different because it does not activate the receptors like a pure opioid and does not give you the same type of response. So no good feelings that require a gradual increase in dosage like pure opioid. Suboxone is used to allow you to get off an opioid fairly comfortably and the keep cravings at bay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suboxone by far!: As a physician with 10 years of experience treating addiction, i feel that suboxone is a much better treatment. The main advantage of Methadone is price. Suboxone is safer in that you cannot overdose with it, unlike methadone. Suboxone blocks other opioids from getting you high (or dead), and it won't work if injected. Suboxone visits are usually monthly, not daily like at Methadone clinics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Son was prescribed Suboxone for opiate addiction & lexipro for mood. He's having bad nightmares. He has a health phobia & is worried about dreams.
Possible side effect: Both suboxone and lexipro are reported to cause nightmares in about 1% of those taking them; it seems to be a bigger issue for those on lexipro. It is possible that it is also a coincidence as many not on meds also have nightmares. Your son should discuss this with the doctor who prescribed these meds and explore alternatives- i'd try a different antidepressant first. Counseling may help too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife has reoccurring shingles on neck and scalp. She has acyclovir . She takes Suboxone for narc addiction. What is best non narcotic prescription?
Shingles: Just be aware that some people might suggest tramadol. Tramadol will not work if your on suboxone. Otherwise it really would be a matter of trial and error working with your doctor. I'm sorry but i would believe there's no general precise answer to your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on Suboxone maintenance with an addiction psych. I want to get off the Suboxone as it messes with my energy lvl. He seems to not want to do this?
Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high. Buprenorphine also blocks other opiate medications from acting on the receptor, so the addict is not able to get high while taking this medication. Mutual support helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers