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What can help with withdraw from heroin?

What can help with withdraw from heroin?

Time...and meds: The symptoms will subside with time. There are medications that can help with the symptoms, including clonidine, antiemetics, and antispasmodics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can chocolate help with withdraw from opiates?

Can chocolate help with withdraw from opiates?

Chocolate: Chocolate is a comfort food. It releases as such the endorphins which are the inside made natural body opioids. It helps. For the violent withdrawal syndrome i doubt it. ...Read more

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How to help with withdrawals from concerta?

How to help with withdrawals from concerta?

Withdrawl : Amphetamine (concerta) withdrawl is treated by gradually decreasing the amphetamine dose over time. If you were abusing/misusing the medication, seek help. Call your local er for info on resources near you. ...Read more

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How to help someone withdraw from meth and stop using?

How to help someone withdraw from meth and stop using?

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

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What can help with percocet withdraws besides methadone and suboxone?

What can help with percocet withdraws besides methadone and suboxone?

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 more

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How can I help my grandad with withdrawal symptoms from morphine?

How can I help my grandad with withdrawal symptoms from morphine?

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

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Can you tell me if amphetamines help with opiate withdrawls?

Can you tell me if amphetamines help with opiate withdrawls?

No, they don't: No, amphetamines do not help with opiate withdrawal. Please work with your physician on this. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with my recovery from substance abuse?

What can  I do to help with my recovery from substance abuse?

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

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Can you tell me if antidepressants help with opiate withdrawl?

Can you tell me if antidepressants help with opiate withdrawl?

Not per se: But may help with underlying psychiatric issues that many addicts have. ...Read more

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Where can I get help with heroin addiction?

Where can I get help with heroin addiction?

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

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What kind of physician can help me with vicodin addiction?

What kind of physician can help me with vicodin addiction?

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

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How can I deal with withdrawal from chlordiazepoxide?

Taper: If you wish to discontinue this medication tapering is the best method. Consult your doctor about a good schedule for decreasing doses. This should minimize or possibly prevent withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips and ways to deal with oxy/percocet withdrawal?

See below: Oxycontin detox is accomplished similarly to other drug detoxification and there is no standard protocol for facilitating patient's Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms. Medical Oxycontin withdrawal approaches may include decreasing Oxycontin doses rather than stopping. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to detox from vicodin at home without withdrawls?

Seek medical help: There are symptomatic meds that can help. If this is a long term problem, see a certified, experienced buprenorphine(suboxone) provider. ...Read more

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Opaite.Addiction /sedative medicines. How can I get help to refrain from not using. My cravings are very strong. Can the doctors prescribe something?

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

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What can help with withdraw from heroin?

Time...and meds: The symptoms will subside with time. There are medications that can help with the symptoms, including clonidine, antiemetics, and antispasmodics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take to fight heroin addiction withdraws?

What can I take to fight heroin addiction withdraws?

Complicated: You will have difficulty to stop addiction alone, care of addiction psychiatrist most likely required. First step is to find social support from family and friends, second sign up with a treatment program, third is to start regular exercise, increase your work load. ...Read more

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Is taking promethazine dm without codeine causing my restless leg syndrome (from heroin withdraw) and/or making it worse?

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

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Why can't I quit heroin?

Why can't I quit heroin?

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 more

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How does heroin affect your body?

How does heroin affect your body?

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

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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 are the effects of using heroin?

What are the effects of using heroin?

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

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How long does heroin stay in your body?

How long does heroin stay in your body?

Heroin: The half life of heroin is 8 hours. Generally it take 5 half lives for a drug to be removed from the body. Thus, heroin is metabolized and out of the body in 40 hours if the body is functioning correctly. ...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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What do I do to get off heroin for good?

What do I do to get off heroin for good?

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

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Is it possible to "freak out" on heroin?

Is it possible to "freak out" on heroin?

Yes: One issue about heroin is that you don't actually know what it has been cut with. It may be cut with strychnine or other toxic compounds. Psychosis has been reported with withdrawal. ...Read more

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What are the active chemicals in heroin?

What are the active chemicals in heroin?

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

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Can heroin leave your system in 14 days ?

Yes: However, heroin withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable - though not dangerous unless you have other medical conditions that make it so. So, if you are deciding to quit now, please talk to you doctor about meds you can get to manage withdrawal. ...Read more

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What is a good way to stop heroin cravings?

What is a good way to stop heroin cravings?

Buprenorphine.: Taking methodone or buprenorphine will usually eliminate cravings. The latter is the best opioid dependence treatment available today. Unfortunately, only 3% of physicians have the DEA waiver to prescribe it. ...Read more

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What to do if my sister is a heroin addict?

What to do if my sister is a heroin addict?

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

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How can you help a heroin addict to recover?

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 more

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How much heroin is needed to create an addict?

How much heroin is needed to create an addict?

Any amount: The obsession with use, and the compulsion to use can operate at any amount of the drug. ...Read more

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