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Schizophrenia and addiction(a guide)

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firemonkee57

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Schizophrenia is most notably characterized by odd and bizarre behaviors, and it’s these behaviors that often lead to the initial diagnosis. Most experts don’t believe that drug or alcohol abuse causes schizophrenia; it is widely recognized, though, that people with schizophrenia are more likely to abuse alcohol and/or drugs. Substance abuse can make treatments for schizophrenia less effective, however, which can lead to further complications.

We’ve created this guide to explore the relationship between schizophrenia and addiction, the impacts of comorbidity, and solutions for overcoming addiction and mental illness to begin the path down the road of recovery.

Schizophrenia And Addiction | DrugRehab.org
 
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there was a study in new scientist that showed rats given psychiatric meds became more addicted to cocaine and had worse withdrawal symptoms coming off it

addiction to drugs is worse if you take psychiatric meds
 
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Some of the side effects I have read about mention that I might surely get addicted to stuff, like gambling.
 
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Some of the side effects I have read about mention that I might surely get addicted to stuff, like gambling.
For some reason taking Aripiprazole has an increased risk of gambling addiction.
 
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there was a study in new scientist that showed rats given psychiatric meds became more addicted to cocaine and had worse withdrawal symptoms coming off it
I was on 400mg monthly injection of Aripiprazole until recently (now on paliperidone because it stopped working after 3 weeks and I become psychotic again) and I can tell you (for me anyway) taking cocaine and being on Aripiprazole had a counter-addictive effect because the Aripiprazole kinda stopped the high of the cocaine and it was good shit but it had no effect on me while my friends who I took it with was buzzing there tits off....
 
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For some reason taking Aripiprazole has an increased risk of gambling addiction.
That must have been where I read it.

It also lists a number of other addictions to be aware of.
 
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