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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