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Opiate addiction and the endocrine system

It is my understanding that long term opiate addiction shifts the Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis.  If this is correct, how long would it typically take for it to correct itself after abstinence?  Also, are there any supplements that may help the process?
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are you concrened it can cause hypo thyriodism ? I have heard that can happen ? if that is what you are talking about
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I have had a hyperactive tyroid all my life and after my 3 yrs of use it never slowed down.. just my experence with that.
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Read the articles on PAWS (post acute withdrawal syndrome)  For opiates, that balance can take from 1 to 2 years to completely repair.  Most of us are functional after a few - several weeks.
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I haven't heard of any suppliments that would speed up you're brain's return to homeostasis.
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