Drug Addiction

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What is Drug Addiction?

Physical dependence on a drug refers to a state resulting from chronic use of a drug that has produced tolerance and where negative physical symptoms of withdrawal result from abrupt discontinuation or dosage reduction.

What is it like to have Drug Addiction?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Drug Addiction and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Anxious mood (20) Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Insomnia (18) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Depressed mood (13) Anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Anxious mood (12) Insomnia (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Drug Addiction (12) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose, Normaton) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (10) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cipralex, Es Pramcit, Esipram) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Anxious mood (6)

Data from patients with Drug Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Drug Addiction

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Drowsy in a.m. 2 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (20) Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia)
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (18) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty writing (dysgraphia) Drowsiness 4 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Anxious mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Malaise 3 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (13) Anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Withdrawal between doses
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (12) Insomnia (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Drug Addiction (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Drug Addiction (12) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dilated pupil(s) 6 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Malaise Sexual dysfunction
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose, Normaton) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (10) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cipralex, Es Pramcit, Esipram) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Morning nausea Nightmares 5 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Anxious mood (6)

Data from patients with Drug Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Drug Addiction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 10
20s 379
30s 581
40s 464
50s 306
60s 104
70+ 12

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 349
20-29 years 148
30-39 years 69
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 734
Not Diagnosed 1,278

These charts show data from Drug Addiction patients who have completed their condition history
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