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Opiates as an Anxiety Treatment

answered 10:24 AM EST, Fri June 28, 2013
anonymous anonymous
One reason why I got addicted to lortabs was because they really took away my anxiety. I have an anxiety problem and now I want to quit and I am really scared that my anxiety is going to be a big problem,. I am wondering if I should go ahead with Suboxone. Will Suboxone help me manage my anxiety in the same way that regular opiates do? If it won’t I don’t think it will really work for me.

Yerachmiel Donowitz Says...

The fact that the opiates helped is no surprise. The problem is that it is an opiate and similar to using a hammer to kill an ant. Anxiety can be a lingering and constant battle and discomfort. The way to handle it is with therapy and possibly antianxiety medication as well. It is a more involved treatment, takes more time initially, but there will be no addiction and you will be a stronger, more resilient person as a result. Suboxone will probably help. If you have been taking the Loritabs for only a short time it would be better to detox from them at this point than to go the Suboxone route.

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