drug addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction?

Question by *~mama mari~*: Prescription drug addiction?
A friend of mine who has an addiction to Vicodin and Percoset is finally quitting YAY!! He spoke with his doctor today and was told they are prescribing a patch and a “taper”. What do they mean by “taper”? Does this mean they’re going to slowly wean him off the drugs, or start having having him take less and less each day? Or is it an actual pill or somthing of that sort that helps to wean him off the pills? Can someone please answer? I can’t find anything online.
People without real answers that don’t know what they are talking about need not answer. This is a real question that desrves real answers.

Drug Addiction in Your Family?

Question by adidaschic6081: drug addiction in your family?
i am doing a research paper on the negative effects on childre with drug-abusing parents, if you are a recovering or current addict or know someone with in your family with children and would like to conduct an email interview please let me know! you can remain anonomous!! i need your help please and thanks!!

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Answer by Stunt_Gem
Uh, isn’t addiction an excuse for having no self control?
Come on, lets use mental illness as an excuse to not get anything done, kill people and get away with it…Eff it, just brand name me, fifty one fifty=)…

How Can Suboxtin Help Me With Drug Addiction ?

Question by MICHELE M: How can Suboxtin help me with drug addiction ?
how save s suboxtin in helping with drug addiction ?

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Answer by playground.love
Suboxtin or Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is used to treat opiate addiction… basically the drug itself is an opioid… Buprenorphine is the opioid and Naloxone blocks the effects of other opioids. The reason they use it even though it’s an opioid (it’s addictive) they believe it’s easier to quit than heroin, morphine, codeine etc. It doesn’t give you the same pleasant symptoms that people crave from those kinds of drugs, so they believe that’s why it’s easier to stop taking. So they switch you from whatever drug, onto this drug… then eventually get you off that drug. Because most people find it too intense to try and quit things like heroin cold turkey

What Was the Most Popular Drug in France in the 1920s? Was It Legal?

Question by Alexi M: What was the most popular drug in France in the 1920s? Was it legal?

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Answer by Muinghan Life During Wartime
Ah, easy question.
You have to think, “location, location, location”.

By the 1920s the more “westernized” countries – Europe, North America, Australia/New Zealand to name a few – were waking up to the serious issue of illicit drug usage and drug addiction on a GLOBAL level.
Medically. Economically. Politically. Socially. Financially.

The substances that most captured the attention of officials in the 1920s were opiates and, to a much lesser extent, cocaine and marijuana.

Is a Drug Addiction Similar to Psychological Addiction?

Question by Kalla: Is a drug addiction similar to psychological addiction?
I know in a drug addict’s brain nerves connect together and tell the brain and body it needs the drug to live. Also if they become sober they face the possibility of relapse despite the number of years of being sober. Is this the same as a psychological addiction?

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What Is Psychological Addiction?

Question by n8ive_hunny2005: What is psychological addiction?
Anything compared to Drug addiction.

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Answer by California Bear
A psychological addiction is the desire to use a drug due to the effect it produces. Stopping usage of a drug that causes psychological addiction may cause unease and discomfort but will have no physical effects on the user. Marijuana is an example of a drug that causes psychological addiction. Psychological addiction is not always limited to drugs. Any activity that creates a feeling of euphoria that is craved to the detriment of other things can be a psychological addiction.