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
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
13
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cipralex, Es Pramcit, Esipram) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
How many evaluations
9
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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)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
22
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Drowsy in a.m. 2 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
21
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsy in a.m. 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
How many have tried
18
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Difficulty writing (dysgraphia) Drowsiness 4 more
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Malaise 3 more
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
How many have tried
15
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Blurry vision Dilated pupil(s) 9 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
How many have tried
14
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Withdrawal between doses
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
13
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
How many have tried
12
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Blurry vision Restless feeling in legs 12 more
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cipralex, Es Pramcit, Esipram) 6 more
How many have tried
12
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Morning nausea Nightmares 5 more
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
How many have tried
12
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Malaise Sexual dysfunction
How many evaluations
9
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Data from patients with Drug Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Drug Addiction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 383
30s 574
40s 465
50s 304
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 347
20-29 years 148
30-39 years 68
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 733
Not Diagnosed 1,276

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