There is no one cause for addiction and it must be approached from a biopsychosocial perspective. I can offer answers to questions concerning substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) and related topics such as depression and anxiety. I will not answer questions concerning medical opinion or diagnosis.
I currently work as a substance abuse counselor and I have extensive experience from counseling in an outpatient setting as well as counseling in an opiate maintenance therapy (methadone), residential, aftercare and DOC Reentry. In addition, I am a recovering addict with over 21 years of recovery and personal experience.
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sociology. Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.
Life time member of the United Chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.
I have experience in working with the homeless, domestic violence victims, sexual abuse victims and the public in general.
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Well, there isn't a straight forward answer to this question. When it comes to methamphetamine I know of people who were hooked the first time they used it and others who didn't have a hard time leaving
The problem isn't with the physicality of the addiction. If he were to cold-turkey the Lortabs and go through the sickness...in a couple of weeks or so he would be physically fine. The withdrawals wouldn't
Hi Sarah, Well I hate to say these things happen. Relapse is often a part of recovery. I think sometimes relapse is beneficial because it can let the individual know that their addiction is still alive
Hi Kim, Thanks for your question. Cocaine/crack generally doesn't have a permanent effect on the brain. It can take up to a year for the brain chemistry to be restored to normal levels which often explains
Hi Sophie, Well there appears to be two issues here. First is your boyfriend's problem with heroin and second, your issue with trust. There is nothing you can do about your boyfriend's heroin problem
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