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Will I Ever Have Peace Of Mind After A Percs Addiction
Support: A support group can be very helpful in these circumstances. I would suggest seeking out a celebrate recovery or narcotics anonymous group near you. You can have peace of mind after an addiction but you need the help of a supportive group of people who have already made the journey to show you the way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Other opioids: Even Vicodin, which was considered less addictive, has been moved up to Schedule II because of it's addictive properties. Some people even abuse codeine, but less often. Pretty much any narcotic medication has the potential for addiction in the same way Percocet does. Addiction is not the same as tolerance which is a normal, expected physiological response. ...Read more
Depends: If the person is merely physically dependent on it (experiences withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop) then a slow taper should work. If they have a true addiction problem then they should be assessed by an addictionologist (http://www.Asam.Org) and follow the treatment recommendations. Addiction is a much more serious and potentially fatal problem than physical dependence. ...Read more
Opioid addiction: Typically the path to dependence on an opioid involves ingestion of the drug with resultant pain relief and a heightened feelings of pleasure, then comes repeated drug use, this lead to changes in the brain, cravings and symptoms of withdrawal then start when drug is absent, and finally inappropriate drug use follows to end withdrawal symptoms and/or to seek pleasure. ...Read more
See a doctor: Precocet withdrawal can be dangerous and you should slowly decrease dosages under the supervision of a doctor. Once you've been successfully weaned off of the drug, i highly recommend substance abuse treatment and/or na groups to help maintain sobriety if the addiction has been present for any length of time. Your doctor should help guide you on inpatient vs outpatient treatment choices. ...Read more
Tough situation: But I am happy that you realize it is a problem and congratulations on that step! try cutting down slowly, even ten percent per week will get you down to a tolerable level to stop; cold turkey will be harder. Consider other medications as step-down medications and you can speak with your prescriber about these. Keep busy. Try to avoid benzodiazepines to cover symptoms. Good luck, you can do it! ...Read more
Unknown: The active ingredient in both medication is the same. Your question is about whether long acting or short acting medication technology makes a difference in the problem of addiction. There is some agreement that long acting preparations may be less addictive, but I and many others are unconvinced. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
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