Ads from Google:


Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

To Stop Using Heroin is Hard, Heavy Withdrawal Symptoms

Abstract: It is hard to stopp using heroin, with heavy withdrawal symptoms for 7-10 days. Methadone can replace heroin and allow a better life than using heroin, but methadone is itself an opiate. Some people first switch to methadone, then gradually reduce the amount to finally get rid of their addiction.

Crocodilu logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

To Stop Using Heroin is Hard, Heavy Withdrawal Symptoms

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Question(s): 
Written by: Wendy Moelker, Psychologist in charge, tutor, Emergis center for mental health care, Goes, the Netherlands.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 15 Dec 2009.

Is it possible to stop using heroin? What are the withdrawal symptoms? How can they be handled?

Answer:

For addicts it is hard to stop using heroin. If they try to stop at once, meaning without any medication, the physical withdrawal symptoms can be very heavy and last anywhere between 7-10 days. It is also possible to kick the habit with the help of a doctor, by giving decreasing doses of Methadone. However, Methadone is mostly given in a constant maintenance dose. Methadone is an artificial opiate and compared to heroin, is more effective and has a longer duration time (24 hours). The advantage is that the body doesn't ask for another dose very quickly. The user can live a normal day and nightlife without constantly looking for heroin. This regularity can improve the user's situation physically, mentally and socially. Other advantages are that Methadone is pure and ingested orally.

The risks of Methadone are the same as with heroin: it is and will always be a heavily sedative drug and therefore hard to kick the habit definitely. The risk of an overdose is larger with metadon because of the long duration time. Mental dependence is the hardest thing; the underlying problems still exist and starting a new life is difficult and hard. And in the mean time, the need for heroin stays and may cause a relapse.

Physical exercise, like long walks, can make withdrawal easier.

Subutex and Subuxone are other medicines similar to Methadone.

All these drugs, Subutex, Subuxone and Methadone, will partially pr whooly block the effect of heroin, if taken at the same time.

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
Local help Info
Google ad
End of ad
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
Go to top of page To top of page
Crocodilu in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish

add-heroin-stop Copyright 2003-2017 Crocodilu
Copyright 2003-2017 Crocodilu.
Crocodilu was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
Translate Crocodilu
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Crocodilu to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.
crocodilu.info/en/tr/

Advertise here
Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.
/en/ad/

источник progressive.ua

читать далее progressive.com.kz

www.medicaments-24.net/levitra-vardenafil/levitra-60-mg/