I have a drug addiction and I am in recovery the doctor I went and saw prescribed it to me and he said it wasn't but the feeling I get wen I take them gets me high is the doc rite or is he a quack?
9 Dec 2011
Zoloft is a prescription medication used to treat a number of conditions within the brain. The medication works by balancing serotonin levels in the brain, which often helps with symptoms of depression and similar conditions.
The medication is licensed to treat a number of conditions, including: Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression); Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Panic disorder; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD); Social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
The doc is mostly/usually right, but would recommend you seek a second opinion, please.
Take care, best wishes!
9 Dec 2011
Generally speaking, Zoloft is not an addictive drug. It does however with time create physical dependance, but no real craving for the medication. As was already mentioned, it functions very differently than do narcotics (the government seems to think that coke and pot are narcotics, but going under classical definitions, I'm going to assume that you mean depressants, primarily Opioids). Opioids hit on opioid sensors, however Zoloft and most other antidepressants do not do this (Ultram excluded - used for pain though). Just like morphine is called an Opioid, Zoloft is called an ssri, or Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Some of the Opioid receptors create euphoria, and thus addiction. Seritonin does not create anything of the sort, but instead simply has a balancing effect.
As always, I am not a doc, and did not spend years in med school, so you shouldn't just take my word for it, but do some research, and if you feel it is necessary, by all means get a second opinion. I hope that this has been of some help to you!
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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