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)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Drug Addiction (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Insomnia (7) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Drug Addiction (6) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Depressed mood (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Drug Addiction (7) Craving drugs (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (4)

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)
Perceived effectiveness
for Drug Addiction (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Aggravation Anxiety and frustration 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Drug Addiction (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome)
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drug Addiction Sleepiness 3 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Insomnia (7) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Blurry vision 7 more
How many evaluations
11
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Drug Addiction (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxiety and frustration Confusion 3 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Drug Addiction (6) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Depressed mood (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Drug Addiction (5 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Drug Addiction (7) Craving drugs (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Lethargy
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (4)

Data from patients with Drug Addiction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Drug Addiction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 337
30s 603
40s 517
50s 351
60s 124
70+ 18

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 393
20-29 years 165
30-39 years 82
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 801
Not Diagnosed 1,283

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