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What are the most common addiction withdrawal symptoms for alcoholics?

What are the most common addiction withdrawal symptoms for alcoholics?

Many: Mild sxs of withdrawal can include feeling anxious, irritable, depressed or volatile emotions & fatigue as well as experiencing nightmares. More serious sxs can include tremor, headache, sweating with clamminess of skin, loss of appetite, rapid heart rate, nausea vomiting & inability to sleep. Confusion, marked agitation, convulsions, high temperature & hallucinations are quite serious. ...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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What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

Many disorders: Many psychological disorders can have anger as a symptom. Careful evaluation is needed. For instance bipolar disorder and add can both have anger manifestation but are treated with very different medications. Most additive drugs can cause anger during the withdrawal period and thus slow .Withdrawal is needed. ...Read more

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Taking .25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) per day(as prescribed by my pcp). It's only been about a couple of weeks. What is the likelihood of addiction/withdrawal?

Taking .25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) per day(as prescribed by my pcp). It's only been about a couple of weeks. What is the likelihood of addiction/withdrawal?

Addiction and Xanax (alprazolam): If you are taking this daily more than seven days in a row there is a very high likelihood that you are or will be addicted to it. This medication does not prevent anxiety. It does not cure anxiety. It is thought of as a pill form or alcohol. It temporarily allows the patient to be sedated. One should think of it as the "mommies happy little pills' from the 1950s. We should be preventing anxiety. ...Read more

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What can cause painful muscle contractions & feeling electricity running through body, that is reduced by oxycodone. addiction& Withdrawal ruled out.

What can cause painful muscle contractions & feeling electricity running through body, that is reduced by oxycodone. addiction& Withdrawal ruled out.

Pain & tingling: There are a variety of possible causes, including fibromyalgia, cervical or spinal stenosis affecting nerves, and anxiety/panic disorder. I advise seeing a neurologist for a physical workup. How much oxycodone are you taking? If you have recovered from bariatric surgery, I would taper off oxycodone and see what happens to your symptoms. Intensive running can create orthopedic or spinal injuries ...Read more

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I am prescribed hydrocodone10mg one every 4 hours, am scared of addiction and withdrawal, articles say taking one a day is bad and habit forming?

I am prescribed hydrocodone10mg one every 4 hours, am scared of addiction and withdrawal, articles say taking one a day is bad and habit forming?

Hydrocodone: Is this a short term medication or a chronic medication? Do you have problems with other substances (illicit drugs, prescription medications or alcohol)? Everything is relative regarding development of tolerance. ...Read more

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Could i develop addiction and withdrawal from taking oxycodone for 2 weeks?

Could i develop addiction and withdrawal from taking oxycodone for 2 weeks?

If addictions: Run in your family, you could be hypersensitive to drugs or alcohol and become addicted very rapidly. Every person's tolerance level to drugs is different. Some clients report that they were addicted to alcohol from the first drink. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?

Varies: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combo of 2 kinds amphetamines) works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. The 1/2 life is 12 hours, which means that in 60 hours most of it is gone from the serum. W/drawal symptoms include changes in mood, thinking, blood pressure, GI finctions, and eeg. Taking the right dose and gradually tapering off reduces w/drawal symptoms. High doses/shooting may require medical detox. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an addiction to video games and a withdrawal?

Is it possible to have an addiction to video games and a withdrawal?

Addiction: An addiction is an addiction is a habit. All habits have dependence, behavioral changes, and withdrawal, at least for the most part. ...Read more

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I want to stop my opiod addiction I tried many times and failed due to withdrawal and craving Im serious about this if I pay will I get meds to stop?

I want to stop my opiod addiction I tried many times and failed due to withdrawal and craving Im serious about this if I pay will I get meds to stop?

Go through psychiatr: you need to see a psychiatrist with experience in controlled detox program, there are many pharmaceuticals on the market that help with controlling both the craving and the withdrawal and you can go through either an outpatient or an inpatient detox program to ensure compliance with your goal. good luck! ...Read more

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My friend has physical addiction to suboxine. He wants to go off of it cold turkey. How can he ease the withdrawals n never want it again?

Should not be taken: With Percocet and hydrocodome. Interesting that he views suboxone as the problem. If it is prescription suboxone he needs to come clean with the prescriber about the other drugs. If it is street bought, he should set up an appointment with a certified suboxone prescriber who can guide him through the process and get him into appropriate other forms of treatment. ...Read more

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Could a psychological addiction cause physical withdrawal symptoms?

Could a psychological addiction cause physical withdrawal symptoms?

Yes: Imho there is no such thing as a "pure" physical or psychological addiction. The mind and body are tied together, and anything that effects one will impact the other. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an addiction to coke can you suggest some relievers to help with withdrawal symptoms?

See your doctor: There are some medications that can help with Cocaine addiction, but no magic bullet, a few studies have seen some benefit with antibuse, the same drug used for alcohol problems but works in by different mechanism for cocaine, perhaps some benefit with wellbutrin (bupropion) and some stimulants, however none of these are fda approved. But along with meetings or counseling may help if very motivated. ...Read more

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My best friend may have a percocet addiction. Any suggestions on how to get withdrawal?

Easy: Stop the pills. However, i think you were asking for treatment. Find a clinic or a detox or a doc who prescribes suboxone. ...Read more

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I'm having withdrawal or cravings. Is it possibke that i'm immune to nicotine addiction?

I'm having withdrawal or cravings. Is it possibke that i'm immune to nicotine addiction?

Witdrawal=addiction: If you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms, then that is a sign that you are addicted to nicotine. Speak to your physician about medication that is available for nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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I've tried omitting sweets before and always feel yucky when I do. Does sugar addiction really exist? If so, how long before withdrawal symptoms fade?

I've tried omitting sweets before and always feel yucky when I do. Does sugar addiction really exist? If so, how long before withdrawal symptoms fade?

Sugar addiction: does exist and is rampant. Some symptoms fade over weeks and months. Food will start to taste better also. There are many helpful books about sugar addiction. Just look one up on the net. Peace and good health. Use stevia as a sugar replacement, not the chemical packets of sweet replacements. ...Read more

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I've been struggling with phenibut addiction? What would you prescribe to ease withdrawal symptoms as I taper off?

Gabapentin: Phenibut seems to be a Russian medication in the gabapentin family. One option would be to switch to gabapentin and taper off slowly, which might be easier to taper down ...Read more