Drug abuse vs addiction

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Avatar f tn In the US, Suboxone has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of opiate drug addiction. However many individuals who start using it to treat their addiction, become addicted to the Suboxone itself. Suboxone has a high rate of illicit abuse. Subutex, the product containing buprenorphine alone with no naloxone, creates a greater risk of misuse, abuse and diversion and many physicians are uncomfortable prescribing it. I hope this was helpful.
Avatar f tn Is there any difference between addiction vs. physical dependence on drugs? If a person is physically dependent on alcohol, they are an alcoholic. If they are physically dependent on nicotine, they are addicted to tobacco. Makes sense that if they are physically dependent on pain pills that they are addicted.
Avatar f tn No. It is not abuse. Drug abuse refers to an individual who continues to use drugs even though they know it is having an adverse affect on their health and well being.
Avatar m tn Hi Bob...did/would you consider going into a detox or rehab center? They would medicate you so that the withdrawl symptoms aren't as bad as they would be coming off the Norco by yourself and you'd be in a controlled environment where you couldn't be tempted to take anything. I once had a 20 Percocet a day habit, but I was younger and although it was hell, the withdrawl was easier than it would be now. It took 3 days of detoxing for me to start feellilng better.
Avatar m tn If my wife had given me free room and board, let me be as mean to her as I wanted, and there were no consequences to my drug abuse, I would be dead today. You can ask around here, I am not a bad person or of low moral character, I am an addict. When people say you are enabling your man, it means you are part of his problem. He may blame you, and he may be partially right, because he wouldn't be able to afford as many drugs or have good enough health to get as high as he does without you.
Avatar m tn There is most certainly a difference between the addict and the physically dependant, and that is their reasons for starting, or continuing to use medications. Most drugs of abuse are medicinal drugs, used to treat physical or mental pain. In the same way that alchohol is an antiseptic and an anaesthetic, yet also can lead to addiction, there is the risk with these drugs.
Avatar m tn Addiction is categorzied by maladaptive behavior that is typically out of character for the person, including doing things that are harmful, without any regard for the consequences, in order to get the drug. Addiction includes mental cravings for the meds, where dependency is almost always just physical in nature. It's important for you to determine which category you would fit into, if indeed this is even a concern for you.
268911 tn?1213744781 The heading should be use,abuse or addiction,,use would be taking as prescribed, abuse would be like someone who only drinks on sat.nite but always gets really wasted, addiction would be freaking out about a lost pill that you probably can do without pain wise till you get home but choose to do what you did,( everybody here including me has done as bad or worse).
Avatar f tn "Somebody" decided (and reported) that this topic on a new potent narcotic drug was meant for the "social" community of substance abusers which is TOTALLY NUTS to me!! If anybody needs to know about what new narcotics are out there waiting to be abused because they have no "abuse deterrent" in them.....drug addicts...recovering or not....surely do! If you read the link given by KBusymom in the original post I referenced...
Avatar f tn When you come into a substance abuse community and ask if Fentanyl is okay to take for Suboxone withdrawal you have to expect members are going to say it is dangerous. I think you already know that.
199177 tn?1490498534 Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are only willing to change their behavior.
Avatar f tn Alcoholism and drug addiction are often referred to as “substance abuse” or “chemical dependency.” Alcoholics and nonalcoholics are, therefore, sometimes introduced to A.A. and encouraged to attend A.A. meetings. Anyone may attend open A.A. meetings. But only those with a drinking problem may attend closed meetings or become A.A. members. People with problems other than alcoholism are eligible for A.A. membership only if they have a drinking problem.
Avatar m tn Hello everyone, I've been taking Suboxone, 24rmg, a day since 2006. I'm also being treated for depression for the past fifteen years and currently taking Trazadone, primarily for sleep, and Wellbutrin. About a month ago during one of my appointments with my psychiatrist she decided that I also have ADHD and has prescribed 30mg. of Adderall a day along with Ativan 1mg. a day for anxiety. She's aware of my addiction problem and that I'm taking Suboxone.
Avatar f tn I am afraid he is going back to his drug habits only using a different prescription drug. If there is anyone out there that can help me, please respond. I am heartbroken to find this out after such a long road of such unbelievable ups and downs.
Avatar f tn In spite of all the safeguards built into the drug when it was developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and pharmaceutical firm Reckitt Benckiser, addicts are diverting the drug from its original use by crushing the pills, injecting them and even selling them on the street. "The issue of diversion has been out there since 2004," said Dr. H. Westley Clark, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
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Avatar m tn neurontin is not habit forming nor many side effects associated with it used also for chronic pain patients vs narcotics/Lyrica//the new replacemnt for nuerontin//is becoming a drug of abuse//neurontin is not a drug of abuse//course some peeps will abuse benadryl..but neirontin is a safe drug..thi I knows... Does ur girlfriend have a serious seizure disorder? I ask because a wd symptom from soma is seizures...normal dose is 350mg 2-3 x a day as needed for muscle relaxation...