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Doctor insights on: What Vitamins Help Curb Cocaine Addiction

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How can straterra curb a crack addicts cravings?

How can straterra curb a crack addicts cravings?

I would disagree: Straterra is supposed to be non-addicting and an alternative to amphetamines. To use it to curb amphetamine addiction seems like a very inappropriate method. However, it may be worth a try. The more important approach would be to admit addiction and wean off crack in a controlled manner. ...Read more

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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 would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

How would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

It may or may not: Stop them but at least they are informed about the harm that can come to them from abusing prescription medications. It also allows for a dialogue to occur about the abuse. ...Read more

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If someone was trying to quit an addiction to methamphetamine would prescribing phentermine help them. Sorta like oxey cottons help hurroin addicts?

If someone was trying to quit an addiction to methamphetamine would prescribing phentermine help them. Sorta like oxey  cottons help hurroin addicts?

NO to rare : Methamphetamine addiction should not be treated by substitution with Phentermine or other CNS stimulants. In certain circumstances and refractory cases the addiction specialist may have to employ the harm reduction model and do what he or she feels is best for all. This approach should not be the norm, rare, and only considered on a case by case basis. ...Read more

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What can help me overcome alcohol addiction?

What can help me overcome alcohol addiction?

AA: Aa is an effective group. There are several medications that can help reduce cravings. Significant daily alcohol use requires inpation detox in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can seroquel (quetiapine) help an addict quit alcohol and pot?

Help plz! Can seroquel (quetiapine) help an addict quit alcohol and pot?

Unlikely: If someone was abusing alcohol and pot because they had an underlying disorder that Seroquel (quetiapine) could treat, like bipolar disorder, other thought disorders (like schizophrenia), then perhaps it could help them, but not without a counseling program and making changes in one's life that are almost always necessary to achieve recovery. It has LOTS of side effects, and should not be used for anxiety only ...Read more

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How can I find anti addiction herbal supplement?

How can I find anti addiction herbal supplement?

See below: N acetyl cysteine 600 mg pills 1-2 pill two times daily has been shown to reduce cravings in both alcoholics and marijuaner users. I have found it useful with other substances as well. ...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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Can getting addicted to coffee really help with smoking addiction?

Can getting addicted to coffee really help with smoking addiction?

No : Nicotine and caffeine will work together to potentiate each others stimulant effect on the brain making it more difficult to stop one and not the other. Starting or increase ones coffee consumption is not suggested as a means of helping one to quick smoking. ...Read more

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How do you curb a sugar addiction?

How do you curb a sugar addiction?

Several ways: 1- by avoiding high glycemic foods which trigger cravings 2- maintain good mental health ( which includes excercise)which minimizes our desire to use food to self medicate 3-use of various drugs in combo to minimize cravings including phentermine, naltrexone, topamax, victoza, (liraglutide) zonisamide, wellbutrin. ...Read more

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Any tips to help kick smoking cravings?

Any tips to help kick smoking cravings?

Cessation programs: can offer many tips and emotional support for you during a difficult time. If you are doing it cold turkey, and cravings are severe and put you at risk of relapsing to smoking, I would recommend nicotine replacement therapy with patches or a combo of patch and lozenges/nasal sprays etc. The patches (21, 14 and 7 mg) depending on how heavy a smoker handle most craving, with lozenge for breakthru. ...Read more

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Adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit, what to do?

Adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit, what to do?

See a specialist: In addiction treatment. The alcohol and Alprazolam need specialized treatment in order for you to safely withdraw. Adderal can simply be stopped, and there are many ways to stop smoking. There are many chemical dependency treatment programs and your access depends on your resources, insurance etc. www.asam.org and www.Aaap.Org can give you names of addiction physicians in your area. ...Read more

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Help please? What is more addicting: meth or heroin?

Help please? What is more addicting: meth or heroin?

See details: Gram for gram, crack Cocaine is considered more addictive than nicotine or heroin. Because of that, i would guess meth is the more addictive than heroin but this is just a guess. ...Read more

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Help please! is drug addiction formed the same way as alcohol addiction or any other addiction?

Help please! is drug addiction formed the same way as alcohol addiction or any other addiction?

Yes: Yes often drug and alcohol addicition starts as a poor way to cope with stress and low self esteem and as reliance and use of these agents continue- an addiction is started. But it is important to note that addiction has a strong genetic component as well. Often this is reflected in strong family history of addiction. In any case seek help from your dr if you have an addiction. ...Read more

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What steps can help me recover from drug addiction?

What steps can help me recover from drug addiction?

Choice: Every little action in life is by choice. Be conscious of each decision you make and each decision you make affects another life even you cannot see this yet. So choose wisely. Some programs suggest to walk away from your current lifestyle for 1 year to break current habits consider this. ...Read more

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What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

The kitchen sink: Suppose you mean from opiates/narcotics...Clonidine, ssri's, snri's, tca's, antiepileptics, antispasmodics, non-steroidals, non-bzd and rarely bzd sesative-hypnotics, atypical antipsychotics, vitamins and homeopathic remedies can all be tried. Some try low dose naltrexone. But medications alone are not the answer. Its a war, you send in all the branches. Medication is just one of them. ...Read more

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Who should I see for my anxiety from extreme drug cravings?Addiction counselor? Therapist? Drug detox? Cbt? I can't get rid my substance abuse mindset.

Who should I see for my anxiety from extreme drug cravings?Addiction counselor? Therapist? Drug detox? Cbt? I can't get rid my substance abuse mindset.

See below: See an addiction psychiatrist or a physician certified by the american board of addiction medicine. Both societies have websites. While you may benefit from inpatient treatment, there is no rule that every detox from a particular drug requires such. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to help my drug addicted suicidal friend?

Get treatment: They should receive treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is drug rehab programs do to cure someones addiction to illegal drugs?

What is drug rehab programs do to cure someones addiction to illegal drugs?

Therapy: They provide medications to help keep people from having seizures, or other adverse withdrawal effects, but also treating their psychiatric illness, and providing therapy and 12 step programs to help people in their recovery from addiction. ...Read more