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Would Methadone Help Those With Oxy Addiction
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
Prescribed??: If you are a pain patient being prescribed methadone, your prescribing doctor and/or dispensing pharmacist are the ones you should be asking. It depends on the dose of the methadone, the dose of oxycodone and whether a long-acting or short-acting form of oxycodone, also on your tolerance. If not prescribed, you SHOULDN'T be taking either of them, and you should get help for your drug issues. ...Read more
Why do some people become addicted to methadone if it is used to help quit a addiction to opiates?
Methadone taper: Make an attempt to discuss your concerns with the medical director. Your own regular doctor may be able to guide you as well. Seeing an addiction medicine specialist or addiction psychiatrist is another option. Your local na or other similar programs may be of help. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's clarify this: Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction. They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy". ...Read more
Mutual support helps: Methadone replaces the heroin, releasing the addict from the time, energy and legal risks of using heroin. Consider using some of this time and energy to engage in a recovery process involving a mutual support group like narcotics anonymous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone answer why ibogaine is not available to cure methadone and heroin addiction instantly by resetting the body?
Not that simple: Ibogaine is available in multiple clinics in mexico for dealing with addiction. Caution is advised. It is not an automatic cure, and there are dangers like sudden cardiac death and autonomic dysfunction. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16698188 more needs to be looked at if this is to be used on larger scale, even though some have found benefit in both opiate and Cocaine addiction. ...Read more
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