Drug addiction process

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Avatar n tn it is a very hard drug to w/d from. the symptoms last much longer than hydros. there is info on this drug in avisg profile...check it out there...you can also google it. alot of docs dont know it is so addictive...if you read the post here you will find out IT IS very ADDICTIVE. I AGREE WITH LISA DO NOT DO THAT....
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.
Avatar n tn It was given out like aspirin. It is very unfortunate that it became a schedule one drug, with the drug enforcement administration tracking down phjysicians who prescribe it. Valium does degrade situational awareness as well as intellectual acuity, and may interfere with driving safety, although that is more of a problem for the first time user. I have used it (prescribed by a physician) rarely, when under extreme stress, and then only for a day or two, and never became addicted.
Avatar f tn Hundreds of us are addicts; and hundreds of us have recovered and are living a drug free life. Why not join us?
877402 tn?1241569071 Physical Dependence and Detox Narcotic addiction leads to real changes in the nerves of the brain. Prescription drug addiction hijacks the circuits that deal with mood and "reward" -- feeling good for helpful behaviors and bad for harmful ones. In addition, long-term prescription drug abuse affects virtually all the systems in the body. Cutting off the supply abruptly leads to opioid withdrawal symptoms.
877402 tn?1241569071 Physical Dependence and Detox Narcotic addiction leads to real changes in the nerves of the brain. Prescription drug addiction hijacks the circuits that deal with mood and "reward" -- feeling good for helpful behaviors and bad for harmful ones. In addition, long-term prescription drug abuse affects virtually all the systems in the body. Cutting off the supply abruptly leads to opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar f tn he has a lot of work to do within himself FIRST before he can process the effect his addiction has had on all of you. His quitting smoking right now on TOP of detox, short term sub use, and now rehab is plenty to deal with and ABSOLUTELY is affecting his moods. When I was in treatment....we didn't have interaction with family until our 3rd week into the 30 day stay. This was done intentionally......the fluctuations, irritation, anger, inner struggles, etc.
Avatar f tn I have been addicted to this drug for many years, and find it really hard to cope with the withdrawals going cold turkey. Im ok until the 3rd day, and then I just seem to fall apart. I thought it may be easier to taper off slowly, by getting the meds from a pharmacy, like they do with the meth program, doing it slowly so it is not such a shock to the system. I am going to the doctor next week to see if this is possible. Can anybody give me advice from their own experiences.
1550503 tn?1294051951 the sweats, chills, body aches, nausea, the runs, headache, anxiety, and the fire skin ( you will know what it is when you get it) is part of the process. For the withdrawls I take herbal supplaments. I got this off the internet from someone so it's not my recipie.
Avatar n tn No, it doesn't have opiates in it. As said, it's a benzo class of drug, which binds to specific sites on the GABA-A gamma-amino-butyric acid receptor, essentially taking over from your normal system by binding to these post synaptic receptors, which causes the pre-synaptic neurons to go dormant, or depopulate from lack of use.
Avatar m tn I admire your all out commitment to getting clean; shining the light in to the dark corners and seeing what you can scare up. However, I don't want to sound like a broken record, but some of the things I'm reading are a concern. Don't romanticize the addiction. Don't ever think for one minute that you can control any aspect of the addiction. And don't over think the addiction. It is simple; it will never stop. Staying clean is a life-long battle that you face every day.
Avatar n tn t know exactly what that means but have researched and gathered that he is addicted to opioids and this is a drug that takes it place? Is this a drug that you take to wean yourself off? And if so, how long do you take it?
Avatar f tn The taper is planned to be a seven week process. Does this sound reasonable? Does the amount of time on the drug make a difference when planning the tapering process?
Avatar f tn Have you seen these black hairs? If not, this is the "picking" stage of the addiction where the person actually "picks" sores into themselves. Often it is from elevated liver enzymes (stressed liver) that makes the skin feel crawly or like it has bug bites on it. Have her teeth started to rot yet? Has she lost a ton of weight and looks very old? This is from her body being poisoned and from malnutrition accelerating the process.
877402 tn?1241569071 Physical Dependence and Detox Narcotic addiction leads to real changes in the nerves of the brain. Prescription drug addiction hijacks the circuits that deal with mood and "reward" -- feeling good for helpful behaviors and bad for harmful ones. In addition, long-term prescription drug abuse affects virtually all the systems in the body. Cutting off the supply abruptly leads to opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar m tn what is the safest and quickest way to overcome an addiction to inhaling nitrous oxide gas? Are there any good rehab facilities?
Avatar n tn would effect me, my body,my brain after ive kicked it for a long time..im trying to ask would that drug after not taking it for 120 days, would it lets say tell my brain my back hurts so i would seek the drug out, make me trick myself, and make me depressed?
Avatar f tn been there done that. I was hooked on Vicodin, and in getting off that my doc, in all innocence, prescribed the trams as "it doesn't produce the high that vicodin does." Yeah, but it's addictive as hell, as you know, and messes with the brain as well. I tapered down to two 50 mg pills a day, then the last week made 5 pills last. Then I was off. What helped: Keeping busy.