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does a beta blocker help addictions at all?

I use to love to drink and smoke? If a friend would call me to ask me to go out I would go. Now I don't ever go. Does a beta blocker in anyway help you to stop drinking or smoking because you think those two things would be hard to do? I found it a piece of cake!
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I was addicted to smoking cigs not addicted to acohol just enjoyed doing it once a month. Now I have no interst in either so I was wondering if the beta blocker had something to do with that? I was in the hospital due to my heart so I am on the beta blocker for heart ressons.
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Clonidine belongs to a class of drugs called central alpha-adrenergic agonists, so no...it is not a beta blocker... Beta-blockers have been used in cocaine rehab as it can control the "fight or flight' response ...not sure if it has been used in alcohol or narcotic addictions
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Is clonopin a beta blocker?
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Beta blockers are used during w/d's to help,,,,increase levels of dopamine, the happiness amino!    - and of course high blood pressure.

Don't get too over confident, though - many a man has made that mistake. I don't rememeber your d.o.c. - but phantom pain has made many people fall when they didnt expect a thing was wrong. Study your enemy well ...................
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