drug use

I Take Suboxone for Opiate Addiction. Is Suboxone Itself Addictive?

Question by terrielea: I take Suboxone for opiate addiction. Is suboxone itself addictive?

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Answer by Ladycat
With successful buprenorphine treatment as part of a complete treatment plan including counseling, the patient can put the addictive behavior into remission. The patient may still be “physically dependent” on opioids, (as they were prior to treatment) but this can be managed medically and reduced over time by a slow and gradual taper off of the medication. Physical dependence (often mistaken for “addiction”) is not a dangerous medical condition that requires treatment, addiction is. Addiction is damaging and life-threatening, while physical dependence is an inconvenience, and is normal physiology for anyone taking large doses of opioids for an extended period of time.

Causes of Drug Addiction?

Question by Leo V: causes of drug addiction?

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Answer by Mary Boo
I see this question posed so frequently: What’s the cause of drug addiction? I’ve asked the question myself many times. Whether you’re on the outside looking into an addicts life or you are an addict yourself and are questioning “How did I get here”? The cause of drug addiction is complex and varies from one person to the next. Many people (myself included), will tell you that meth addiction is one of the worst and hardest habits to kick. The grip meth has on an addict is physical as well as mental.

Where Can I Find Drug Rehabs in Los Angeles, California?

Question by ADAMARIS B: Where can I find drug rehabs in Los Angeles, California?
My dad have been a drug user since I was 12. Am so sad that I can’t spend some time bonding with him because he’s always drugged. I want to help him so that our family will be whole again.

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Answer by anahi i
Don’t worry, you can easily find drug rehabilitation centers in Los Angeles. Aside from rehab centers, you can also find clinics and medical centers. Go to any counseling services in your area so that you will be informed about the treatments available. Good luck! And I hope your family supports your father so that he can recover fast.

Helping Loved One Be Sober Please Help?

Question by ccgetagrip300: Helping loved one be sober please help?
A very dear and close friend of mine has made the beautiful decision of living a sober life. i could not be more thrilled about anything. i love her very much and concider her like family. She is addicted to marijuana and is constantly high or thinking about being high. it has been troublesome for me and after one long discussion with her, she came to me two days later and said that she would like to be sober but needed my help. basically i need to help her learn not only to be sober but how to live a sober life. your advice and help is greatly need and appreciate it. thank you all so much.
a program is out of the question and she has been asking me how to have fun sober…any ideas as to how to go about this?

Pros of Alcohol and Drug Abuse?

Question by Angel: Pros of alcohol and drug abuse?
I’m having a debate on alcohol and drug abuse for my sociology class and my half of the debate are the pros. I certainly know that the functionalists would say that drug and alcohol abuse is good because it provides jobs for AA employees and provides greater economic flow. I’d actually like to know, are there any other pros besides the mentioned for the abuse of alcohol and drugs? Can the word “abuse” be used in a different context for alcohol and drugs? Please give me something to debate on the pros, thank you!
Okay, let me clarify my point of the debate: I was assigned the half of the debate that is pro drug and alcohol abuse, I had no say. I didn’t just ask for the pros of health, I’m also asking for benefits it causes. Functionalists, Conflict theorists, anything really. It wasn’t my choice to be the pro party. Sorry if I didn’t clarify enough.

Should All Drugs Be Legalized? Illegalized?

Question by Mr J: Should all Drugs be legalized? illegalized?
I am talking about all drugs. I am sure there are a lot of people who are going to advocate Marijuana legalization on here. Potheads: go chill out and smoke a bowl “maaan”, your not aloud in this conversation.
The truth: Are you high on THC right now? You need to look at both sides of the argument.

There are also many arguments against legalization.


Legalization would increase the number of casual users which, in turn, would increase the number of drug abusers.