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Doctor insights on: Subutex For Heroin

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I'm a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

I'm a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

Coming off Heroin.: Detoxing from heroin at home is difficult. Your prescribing md will tell you how to use subutex correctly. You have to be off heroin for some time before you use subutex or else you will have major opioid withdrawal symptoms. Other medications like Clonidine can also help. ...Read more

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Why do I still crave heroin so much even when im on subutex?

Why do I still crave heroin so much even when im on subutex?

Not magic: Subutex is a great tool but not always enough. Some people with high heroin tolerance don't get complete relief. Because subutex only partially stimulates the opiate receptor there is a limit to what it can do. Above 24 mg no good evidence of increase benefit and not recommended. Talk to your doctor. If relapse is concern Methadone maybe more effective. But counseling and meetings help as well. ...Read more

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Signs of subutex withdrawal and is it worse than heroin.

Signs of subutex withdrawal and is it worse than heroin.

Drug dependency: No easy cure, need professional help, subutex is used like Methadone to detoxify, ovoid group drug addition, unlike Methadone dispensed only from detoxifying centers (very few available) subtext could be given from doctors, in addition nalxone added to prevent dependence as you mentioned, has to see doctor regularly and follow instructions, will over come. ...Read more

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What to do if I am an ex heroin addict I been on subutex 7months sens lil bro od I take xans for anxiety is that a relapse?

What to do if I am an ex heroin addict I been on subutex 7months sens lil bro od I take xans for anxiety is that a relapse?

It depends: First, you have to be completely honest with yourself about your use of Xanax (alprazolam). Was it prescribed by a doctor that knows your history? Are you taking it as directed? Are you working towards weaning off? If no to any of these questions, your medication use is suspect. Talking may be more helpful in this instance. ...Read more

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Used heroin off and on til I was 26 weeks pregnant. Will it show in the placenta and baby once I give birth if I quit now and stick with subutex?

Used heroin off and on til I was 26 weeks pregnant. Will it show in the placenta and baby once I give birth if I quit now and stick with subutex?

Not where I look: There is no hiding from babies exposures. I don't look at the placenta for drugs. If I evaluate the issue I will find evidence of any drug exposure past 20 weeks. You need to make your OB and addiction team aware of your issues so baby can be properly monitored & complications avoided. ...Read more

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Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. What are the risks for both?

Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. What are the risks for both?

Bad timing: Highest risks to the pregnancy are in the first few months, using heroin in the first month is most likely to cause a miscarriage than anything else. Risks are numerous, including damage to brain/CNS, and other important organs, such as heart, liver, kidneys, teratogens can help to malform almost any organ system ...Read more

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Could heroin have any medical uses?

Afraid not. ..: The risk to benefit ratio is way too big. ...Read more

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What sorts of effects does heroin have?

What sorts of effects does heroin have?

Effects: Simple answer.. Nothing good. All bad and no good.
From distorted veins, to loss of family, your own dignity, Jobs and responsibilities, to stealing and robbing on to bigger crimes
Not talking of your own health ramifications
which are too numerous to count. ...Read more

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How would you know if your overdosing on heroin?

How would you know if your overdosing on heroin?

Death: 'overdosing' on any substance (including alcohol) can kill a person. This especially includes heroin. Use of heroin is associated with a variety of severe emotional and general medical difficulties. ...Read more

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Are the nowadays any medications made from heroin?

Are the nowadays any medications made from heroin?

Too many to count: Firstly, there is no pure heroin - it is cut with all kinds of things, many of which can be dangerous. Secondly, it is not sterile, and people who inject it may be injecting bacteria and fungus into their bloodstream, and if they share needles getting hep b/c or hiv. Overdose with death or brain damage, and becoming physically dependent (hooked) with painful withdrawal are the worst things. ...Read more

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Heroin agony torment ungrateful nasty, what to do?

Heroin agony torment ungrateful nasty, what to do?

Several options: Heroin addiction is serious. Inpatient or residential detoxification is indicated. Following detoxification there are several options for continued treatment, including substance abuse counseling, longer term inpatient substance abuse treatment, and outpatient medication assisted treatment with Methadone at an approved clinic or Suboxone through an approved physician's office. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of heroin?

What are the negative effects of heroin?

Where to start?: Heroin, if a pure pharmaceutical (as in England) administered with sterile precautions, has same side effects as any other opioid - constipation, respiratory depression if excessive, and producing physical dependency - withdrawal if stopped abruptly. However, non-sterile injected heroin can cause OD, abscesses in skin, brain, lung, bone & heart valves, pulmonary edema and kidney failure, HIV, hep ...Read more

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I'm wondering what makes heroin so addictive?

I'm wondering what makes heroin so addictive?

Two reasons -: First - for any substance or activity to be addictive it has to cause a relatively quick and intense stimulation of the brain's reward pathway. Heroin does this well. Second - some substances can cause tolerance and dependence in most people who use them, i.e. The dose needs to be raised to get the same effect as previously and stopping them causes severe withdrawal symptoms. Heroin does this too. ...Read more

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What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

Very dangerous: And the high cannot really be described. George Gay MD wrote a book on heroin that was subtitled - it feels so good don't try it even once. It is an intense euphoria, a feeling of well-being and separation from all pain, physical, mental and emotional. However, many heroin users will tell you that they spend the rest of their lives trying to reproduce that first high (unsuccessfully). ...Read more

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What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

Very dangerous: And the high cannot really be described. George Gay MD wrote a book on heroin that was subtitled - it feels so good don't try it even once. It is an intense euphoria, a feeling of well-being and separation from all pain, physical, mental and emotional. However, many heroin users will tell you that they spend the rest of their lives trying to reproduce that first high (unsuccessfully). ...Read more

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Is fentanyl the same as heroin?

Is fentanyl the same as heroin?

No: Heroin is a semi-synthetic derivative of morphine found in the opium plant, also called diamorph or 1, 6=diacetylmorphine. Fentanyl is completely synthetic, but is extremely potent, hundreds of times more potent than heroin, so that very tiny amounts are effective, and potentially dangerous. Recently more than 20 deaths in rhode island and 20 more in pa. Have been seen with street fentanyl. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from heroin kill me?

Can withdrawal from heroin kill me?

Heroin withdrawal: "withdrawal" per se refers to the symptoms which occur upon abrupt removal of a chemical to which one has become "dependent" upon. In the case of heroin, or other opiate compounds, the person may manifest severe, profound, symptoms that may include sweating, chills, shakes, hemodynamic changes and frank seizures that may become life threatening. Medical attention is necessary. ...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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Is cocaine, or heroin hardest to quit?

Is cocaine, or heroin hardest to quit?

Both!: It depends on what your body responds to the most. Both drugs are highly addictive and both are extremely difficult to stop using. One body may respond more to one of the substances and another body to the other one. However, neither drug is something to fool around with because of the detrimental effects on the body, brain and life of the addict. ...Read more

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How does heroin affect your liver health?

How does heroin affect your liver health?

If pure, it doesn't: Opioids have little effect on the liver, but can cause gall bladder spasm, and even pancreatitis in some sensitive people. The major liver problems that result from heroin use are NOT from the heroin, but from contaminants in the drug, or sharing of needles and injection paraphernelia, or non-sterile injection techniques. Hepatitis B and C are the most common in the US, with cirrhosis&liver cancer ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the signs of heroin use?

Doctors, what are the signs of heroin use?

Varies: People using any drug experience changes in personality, secretiveness, re-arrange their life to avoid being seen when they are "high, " or just having used. If they inject the drug, they develop skin tracks, and often wear long sleeves in warm weather, avoid disrobing. Many people snort or smoke heroin, and this may be harder to detect. In withdrawal, they are anxious, sweaty with dilated pupils. ...Read more

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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

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What happens to kill you in a heroin overdose?

What happens to kill you in a heroin overdose?

Due to Respritory De: Due to respritory depressin and arrest is the cause with heroin overdose
but some deaths may be due to overdose or allergy to quinine which may sometimes used as a cutting agent. ...Read more

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Is it true that fentanyl is related to heroin?

Opiates: Yes, fentanyl is related to heroin. Heroin is the original opiate used as an analgesic. Fentanyl is synthetic, whilst heroin is obtained from poppy. ...Read more

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What is the damage does heroin do to the liver?

What is the damage does heroin do to the liver?

HepatitisB& C common: Amongst heroin users, hepatitis b & c are common due to sharing needles. Untreated, these viruses can slowly kill the liver -> cirrhosis/liver failure/liver cancer. Heroin is cut with other toxic substances, and these substances can affect a number of organs including liver, lungs (talc lung). Heroin is dangerous, and should not be used by anyone. Anyone addicted can seek help from his/her doctor. ...Read more