Saturday, September 18, 2010
5:18:00 PM | Posted by JP | Edit Post
Crystal Methamphetamine Addiction
Addiction to crystal methamphetamine is horrible, a house of mirrors. Sadly, addiction does not take long and depending on other factors, such as genetics, strength of the drug at the time, trauma history, using other drugs, trying crystal meth can quickly turn to occasional use then abuse and soon enough full-blown crystal methamphetamine addiction. Recovery from meth addiction and quitting altogether might not occur to the user, but slowing down or changing the way its ingested will eventually creep in. Most people who wind up addicted to crystal methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, pills, other opiates, hallucinogens typically experience denial, and depending on the drug and the person, the addiction denial is deep and scary.
Crystal meth denial is strong, but it can be broken through if you know what to look for or if you get help. This happens to both genders as well as a variety of ages. A lot of users attempt to quit crystal methamphetamine, but they do not know what is in store for them. Because of the grip that crystal has on the brain it will cause strange side effects during withdrawal. Although crystal meth withdrawal is different for everyone there is usually an extreme fatigue that occurs as well as a depression. If you have someone close to you who has recently quit using meth then getting educated about what is going on for them is helpful. It is also helpful if the meth addict is able to get info themselves.
Whether you go to treatment or have stopped using crystal on your own, it is helpful to know what to expect over time. You can also learn how to stay clean after quitting crystal meth, other than the advice of "hey, go to a meeting". There is hope after using crystal meth. It might take a long time depending on how much you were using or the people that you were around because often meth comes with violence. If you are experiencing nightmares, flashbacks to bad events, or an increased startle reflex (jump out of your chair when someone walks in the room), then you should consider talking to a counselor. Just always remember that there is hope and over time your brain will normalize. Eating right, sleeping, avoiding alcohol, and other things can help the process. Reading some information on assertiveness can also help your recovery. If you can learn how to be assertive and maintain boundaries then you will have a better shot at staying clean.
Labels: addiction to meth, crystal methamphetamine, getting clean off crystal, meth addiction recovery, meth recovery, tips for staying clean | 0 comments
Saturday, July 31, 2010
1:37:00 PM | Posted by JP | Edit Post
Quit Opiates with Medication - Suboxone aka BuprenorphineAddiction to opiates is hard to kick. Heroin, Oxycontin, and other opiates are very easy to get addicted to and then extremely hard to stop. One aspect that makes it hard to quit opiates is because of the withdrawal. It is physically and mentally anguishing, and although it does not last too many days at its prime sickness, those first few days kicking are hard
Many people have heard about methadone, but now there is something different called Suboxone*. You can quit opiates with Suboxone/Buprenorphine or Subutex. Often you will be started on Subutex and switched to Suboxone. Using Suboxone to quit opiates will help you get your life back. Suboxone is a form of medication assisted treatment and it is finally allowing opiate addicts to be treated for addiction inside of a doctor's office instead of having to go to a special clinic. The Suboxone treats addiction as a medical condition, which it is.
Suboxone helps people quit opiates and stay off of them. Doing this, no matter what route you take, is not going to be easy. Even quitting opiates with Suboxone/Buprenorphine is hard. Withdrawal is the beginning of a long process of healing. Make sure to find a good Suboxone doctor to help you quit opiates.
I've met countless addicts, many of them addicted to opiates, and in my experience there are many opiate addicts who have an inherent level of pain, innate, a pain so strong that it drove the person to a drug with the stigma associated with heroin. When people quit opiates, Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Methadone, or cold turkey, that original pain will eventually surface, so be prepared to deal with any darkness that needs light.
Suboxone is a mix of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Suboxone is often misspelled as Suboxin, Suboxon, Suboxen. Buprenorphine is sometimes just called Bup and also spelled incorrectly as Bupenorfin, Bupenorphin.
Suboxone resources. Quit opiates with Suboxone/Buprenorphine.
Labels: buprenorphine helps kick opiates, quit opiates, suboxone doctors, suboxone treatment, use suboxone | 0 comments
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