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What Can Help With Withdraw From Heroin
Withdrawal: Advise chemical detoxification & rehab program if needed. ...Read more
With medical help: Withdrawal from drugs can be very dangerous, most counties have detox facillities. - enlisting the aid of addiciton professionals can help provide some guidance, the safest way to withdraw is under medical supervision. The hard part is the next step, acknowledgin a problem and engaging in treatment. Making assistance dependent on their getting help is often good strategy and avoids codependency. ...Read more
Survival: Believe in yourself. Think of it as a war with many battles. Visualize you as the winner. Send in the entire military. Prepare mentally, physically, spiritually, socioeconomically. Engage. Triggers are enemy spy & must get rid of early on. Walk, jog, run, bike, swim, jacuzzi, message, acupuncture, etc. See addiction specialist. Meds for symptoms. Tune into survival mode. More art less science. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get help: Seek professional help. Various medications can help with withdrawal. What i don't know is he addicted to them or has he been on them for pain and now trying to get off of them but has physical dependence. The treatment will potentially be different. People with just physical dependence may be able to slowly wean off, this does not work for addiction. Bottom line, there is good professional help. ...Read more
Look For Support: Fisrt make the decision that you want to stop and realize that you will need support. Find a 12-step program that addresses your particular substance of abuse. Family and friends can be a great source of support. A physical exam by your primary care physician would be a good idea. An evaluation by a psychiatrist or addiction specialist would also prove helpful. Good luck, many do succeed. ...Read more
Not per se: But may help with underlying psychiatric issues that many addicts have. ...Read more
VARIETY OF PLACES: First off great if you are finally getting help. There may be an inpatient facility where you can begin the detox process or a clinic. There may be a doctor in your area that does suboxone treatment and you can locate this on suboxone.Com then you will want some support like narcotics anonymous or some other group. Good luck and hang in there. The treatments really do work. ...Read more
Adictionologist: Strange as it sounds there is a specialty called addictionolgy. May be outpatient, or in if the issues are extreeme. Above all resolve to see someone who can get you off the meds. That is no way to live. ...Read more
Opaite.Addiction /sedative medicines. How can I get help to refrain from not using. My cravings are very strong. Can the doctors prescribe something?
See pain specialist: It seems that you are dependent on two classes of medications, and the combined effects if at too high a dose, could be very dangerous. Yes, physicians who specialize in pain management, such as physiatrists or anesthesiologists, can help substantially, and relieve your urges. You might seek help locally at Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ...Read more
Mutual support helps: Consider attending narcotics anonymous.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gabapentin and baclofen and phenagren for heroin withdrawl. I have heard these are amazing in combating withdraw symptoms. Any thought?
Is taking promethazine dm without codeine causing my restless leg syndrome (from heroin withdraw) and/or making it worse?
Restless leg syndrom: the medication that you are taking promethazine has anticholinergic side effects which aggravates restless leg syndrome. Use alternate medications which do not have anticholinergic side effects and you can discuss with your primary physician about these medications. Iron supplements, magnesium 2 mg a day and stretching exercises prior to sleep helped alleviate symptoms of restless leg syndrome ...Read more
Addiction to Heroin: Your brain has receptors that when given an opioid medication, heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, will be stimulated, which causes as cascade of Dopamine down the "reward pathway." for some individuals this is very strong, and they crave multiple doses and stronger doses, leading to addiction. A supportive treatment program that includes detox can get you going the right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where to start?: Heroin, if pure (as in England) used 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 abscesses in skin, brain, lung, bone & heart valves, pulmonary edema and kidney failure, hepB/C, AIDS&other infections. ...Read more
Too many to count: Pure pharmaceutical heroin does what any other opioid would do - reduce pain, produce sedation and euphoria, and if the dose is too high - cause stupor, coma and ultimately respiratory failure and death. However, heroin found in US is NOT pure or sterile, and contaminants and unsterile use (with needle/works sharing) result in infections like hep B/C, AIDS, as well as severe addiction/dependency. ...Read more
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
Detox & Treatment: First, get help to safely withdraw from heroin. Then get involved in treatment and support groups. Heroin anonymous is a 12 step group for people addicted to heroin. Group therapy for addiction helps. In addition, there are medications for opioid dependence (including heroin)--naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine--that can help in the long or short-term. Keep trying! ...Read more
Heroin: is diacetylmorphine, which is a form of morphine that gets through the blood-brain barrier far more quickly than does morphine itself, and has a more intense euphoria and much faster onset. However, the actual ACTIVE ingredient is the morphine to which heroin is metabolized. There is a specific metabolite 6-monoacetylmorphine that is only found when heroin is used, and is also an active opioid. ...Read more
For her, nothing you: Can do except tell her how you feel. For yourself, getting family counseling and/or attending alanon meetings (a self-help group for family members of addicts) can help you deal with your guilt, shame, anger, concern and all the other feelings you likely have. Nobody can make anybody else change - she has to want to. People in alanon or counselors can help you understand what you can;can't do. ...Read more
You can't- sort of: What I mean is you can HELP, but they don't recover until THEY want to. What most of us do when a friend, relative or loved one has addiction (or obesity, or smoking or whatever) is nag them, and that ends up doing more harm than good. What we need to do is 1) stop enabling their addiction if we are doing that and 2) tell me we love them (or like them) and we want the best for them. Attend Alanon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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