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Narcotic addiction

Narcotic addiction: Introduction

Narcotic addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use narcotics on a regular basis. The drug may be used as a therapeutic medication for various conditions but it's use is also frequently abused. Examples of narcotic drugs include heroin, morphine, Demerol and codeine. Frequent use leads to an increased tolerance to the drug so higher and higher doses are required to achieve the desired euphoric feeling. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Narcotic addiction is available below.

Symptoms of Narcotic addiction

  • Uncontrollable craving for narcotics
  • Obsessive thoughts about narcotics
  • Secrecy about narcotic habit
  • Excessive amount of money spend on narcotics
  • Loss of appetite
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Narcotic addiction

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling
  • Recognition of the problem by the patient coupled with a desire for change
  • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors. May involve use of medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, clonidine and lofexidine
  • Drug counselling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Narcotic addiction: Complications

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Causes of Narcotic addiction

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Narcotic addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Narcotic addiction: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Narcotic addiction

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More information about Narcotic addiction

  1. Narcotic addiction: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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