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Unread 10-18-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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I am addicted to opiates I'm over here because I have a dear friend who has a crack problem. I was wondering if they have found something to help patients come off crack? or help with cravings?
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Unread 10-20-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Hi Missunderstood,

Sorry it took so long to respond, I was having internet connection issues. Anyway, welcome and I think it is very kind of you to try to help your friend out.

Has your friend ever tried CA or NA ? If so what happened and do they want help ?
I suggest reading the threads from others, and check out the links - these I got from Nancy : )

Study/Link .....
In an effort to understand relapse as a part of the addiction disorder, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania enlisted addicts to participate in a study investigating the brain's response to drug cues. One subject, William, is addicted to crack, and describes his relapses as "battles" he can't win. Anna Rose Childress, a neuroscientist, explains that William's brain is being "tricked" by "go" impulses in the brain, and that his urges are triggered by environmental and sensory images. Technology now allows doctors to examine the brain in order to "fix what's broken." Combining medication with behavioral treatment, the brain can now be "reset" to help addicts like William keep addictions under control.
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If you're interested in trying medication-assisted treatment, there are a bunch of clinical trials going on for different medications. You can check out:

Let us know what you think and would your friend be interested in posting ?

Congrats to YOU for getting help with opiates !

Take care, Carly : )
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