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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Drug Addiction

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

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Drug Addiction (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Drug Addiction (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (5) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Insomnia (7)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Drug Addiction (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6

Data from patients with Drug Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Drug Addiction

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

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Drug Addiction (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Drug Addiction (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Drug Addiction (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome)
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Drug Addiction 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Malaise Sexual dysfunction
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (5) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood in the morning
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleep Walking
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (7)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Drug Addiction (1 evaluation)
Side effects
taking responsibility for too much at once
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Drug Addiction (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Restless feeling in legs 10 more
How many evaluations
6

Data from patients with Drug Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Severe
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has Drug Addiction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 364
30s 580
40s 481
50s 329
60s 113
70+ 13

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 358
20-29 years 152
30-39 years 72
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 751
Not Diagnosed 1,278

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