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Suggest Remedy To Overcome Dependance On Opiates

Yesterday, I decided to try cocaine via intravenous administration. I missed about half of a gram diluted in 30 units of water in the top of my hand. I woke up this morning in terrible pain. It is swollen about a half inch high and about the same diameter as a tennis ball. It isn't red yet just very sore especially to touch. I guess it was a bad treatment idea for opiate addiction. I have generalized anxiety disorder and I have felt like I've been having a panic attack since I tried it yesterday. Please help me. I want to get off opiates.
Fri, 28 Aug 2020
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Without an exam, I can only give general information. This is what drug treatment centers are for--specifically ones that use medication such as Suboxone or methadone. They lower death rates probably by about 90% by the first day. Probably the vast majority eventually come off of all drugs.

Multiple disorders such as anxiety and drug addiction require more than one modality. Valium like drugs are dangerous with opiates and would not be recommended to be used together and other options like cognitive behavioral therapy are quite safe and effective.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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Suggest Remedy To Overcome Dependance On Opiates

Hi, Without an exam, I can only give general information. This is what drug treatment centers are for--specifically ones that use medication such as Suboxone or methadone. They lower death rates probably by about 90% by the first day. Probably the vast majority eventually come off of all drugs. Multiple disorders such as anxiety and drug addiction require more than one modality. Valium like drugs are dangerous with opiates and would not be recommended to be used together and other options like cognitive behavioral therapy are quite safe and effective. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist