How to get rid of my addiction to Cocaine, crack, ecstasis and meth stimulants?
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ok, Hi, i been using drifferent kind of drugs for the past 10 years, i start with cocaine, then crack, exctasis, pain killers and lately i been using meth, i dont like uppers cuz i get anxiety attacs and i end up in the E.R. but i still used it cuz when ,i can get xanax, ativan or any downer so i feel more safe... anyways, im tired of drugs, im tired of my life cuz my work, and also im a really nerveous person, my head is thinking 24/7 with no stop, not eve when im sleeping (sober, i just used drugs 15 days at month, i work every 15 days and that is teh time that i crave drugs, when im drunk, i like downers but i dont know why i keep using meth even if i dont really like it... i recongnice that im a drug addict, but at least i still can controll it cuz when i dont work and im in my house for 15 days i dont use or crave anything, that only happens when im here at work... i wish i can go to a rehab but i cant afford stay away (no working) for a long time cuz im the one who support my familly... my question is, there's any kind off pill or anything that help not to crave drugs? I only crave them when i'm bored at work or when im to stress... im not gonna lie, im a little bit high right now, im at work (out of town) and this stresss me out to much, and naturally im a really nerveous person, my head think and spinn 24/7 and i hate that, i just dont want to think anymore about all the problems around... many times, and rencently, like 2 weeks ago i wrote a latter to my daughther and my partner saying im sorry and good bye because i was gonna end my life, i feel bad, i feel i its pointlees for me stay alive anymore, im just consuming oxigen, that soembody else would be happy to use it and breath the way i do... im taking wealbutrin for depresion for a year already, it help me but i dont really take them every day cuz ialways forgot... im so sorry but im really desperate right now cuz i wanna change my life, i want a happy life next to my daughter and my partner, and the truth i do my best but at the end i always fuck up and i do drugs again... i dont know what to do anymore, im a weak person when it comes to drugs, i always been like that, i need help, i really need it, and i want it but i cant afford to go a rehab, so thats my question, there's anything that help to take away that craving of drugs?? Anything??
Posted Sat, 22 Mar 2014 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor 34 minutes later
Brief Answer: detroamphetamine or methyphenidate Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query. Cocaine, crack, ecstasis and meth, all are stimulants. You have been taking them for last 10 years and you are replacing one stimulant with another. If you want another stimulant which could replace them, then you would again become addict to new one. It would be better, if you stop taking them or avoid them. You can follow few steps that could help you: 1. You take them, when you feel bored. Better to engage yourself in a job or some work, so that you would feeling boredom or get time for them. 2. Take antipsychotic at lose dose after psychiatrist consultation. This would block dopamine receptor at reward center and you would not get high after taking drugs. 3. In stimulants, you can take oral dextroamphetamine or methyphenidate, but these drugs have equal abuse potential. 4. Carrying on with wellbutrin, it would decrease depressive symptoms and maintain dopamine level. Best drug in your case is your motivation. That would be the ideal drug. In case you need further help, you can ask. Regards Dr. Abhishek Kapoor Psychiatrist
Follow-up: How to get rid of my addiction to Cocaine, crack, ecstasis and meth stimulants? 3 hours later
Thank you for your answers. Now, about my boredom, I work, and I work 12 hours a day for 15 days straight, I work in a "massage parlor'', It's really bored and stressful cause you have to be inside all the time and also is one of the must stressful job, (worry about cops, robbers and many other stuff) and I notice that when I'm bored or I'm to stress I get those ugly feelings that I want and I need to do any kind of drugs so my mind goes somewhere else so I feel a little bit more release, (I don't think too much) Another thing, I'm 35 years old and since I was little my head's always thinking, but not like a normal person, my head think 24/7, even when I'm sleeping I'm still thinking about so many different problems and stuff... Never in my life (sober) I sleep one single whole night, it take me looong time to fall asleep, I wake up between 5 to 8 times during the night and mostly the time my head is thinking about I have to do this and that and how I'm gonna do it, and what about if something goes wrong and i can't achieve my purpose, my daughter, rent, bills, work, etc... When I'm doing something or talking with somebody I'm always thinking on 2, 3 up to 4 different subject, also I'm loosing my memory really bad, I don't remember staff from the past, like childhood, even what I did last week or few days ago, my friends always have to tell me details about it so i can remember some stuff, it's getting really bad, also since I was around 8 years old my hands always shake and passing the years it's getting worse and worse, mostly my left side, the last two little fingers moves like crazy sometimes, I ask to my doctor a few times but she always say it's normal, for her everything it's normal, but I haven't see people of my age shaking like me... only people with Parkinson. Wow I'm sorry, I didn't notice that I wrote so much to you but I need to tell this to somebody because my doctor never listen what I have to say and probably you can give me some answers. Well thank you for listen, or I better say, thank you for reading. XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Abhishek Kapoor 10 hours later
Brief Answer: Take this Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for showing your trust on me The way you have written your problem, i thing is sure, that you are in stress and due to stress, you take drugs, but drug is not the solution. If you are not satisfied with the job, you can try to get another job according to your qualification. Job satisfaction is important for good life. If you get bored at job, you can read magazine or book during working hour. For sleep and low mood, you can take antidepressant with sedative effect like mirtazapine or trazodone, but for that you have to consult your psychiatrist. I would not prefer any sleeping pill in your case due to abuse potential. Memory problem may be due to underline anxiety or depression. With proper sleep and antidepressant treatment, it would improve with time. There is nothing to worry about that. If you do not have continuous tremor, then that may be due to underline anxiety. It would improve with antidepressant or proper sleep. In case, you need further help, you can ask. Regards Dr. Abhishek Kapoor Psychiatrist