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What are general symptoms of drug addiction (opioid)?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Craving for drug

An intense craving for the drug of choice that becomes a greater focus in ones life than friends, family, or work.

In brief: Craving for drug

An intense craving for the drug of choice that becomes a greater focus in ones life than friends, family, or work.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Devon VanHorn
The symptoms vary on the DRUG ;the person;quantity ;& length of abuse
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Pupils narrow

The eye pupil will be narrow in people who use opioids.
The other signs drowsiness.

In brief: Pupils narrow

The eye pupil will be narrow in people who use opioids.
The other signs drowsiness.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Abuse and more

Addiction is elevated narcotic abuse that becomes a craving, with compulsive need to use opioids and often self-destructive behavior.

In brief: Abuse and more

Addiction is elevated narcotic abuse that becomes a craving, with compulsive need to use opioids and often self-destructive behavior.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry

In brief: Addiction

A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life.

In brief: Addiction

A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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