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Offline AVagrant

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Hey, I'm someone not currently in school, but has a second level of undergrad chem understanding!

I was checking Reddit to see about this and got led here per /r/chemistry rules.

I kind of have a two sided question:

Currently, I am withdrawing from an antidepressant I use due to a new insurance (Venlafaxine, an SSRI) and trying to see if nicotine, THC, or alcohol can deal with it until it's over.

I'm honestly not getting anywhere on the second front and just want to know.

Can you shorten the chemical effects of a withdrawal by sleeping (shortening how s#*$ I feel through longer sleep), and can you shorten the effects of chemicals in your system by sleeping longer (shortening how much I feel an alcohol/THC/nicotine/ buzz through sleep)?

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Re: Not a undergrad, but knowledge of one, asking dumb drunk question.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 04:04:52 AM »
Thanks to anyone who helps out!

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Re: Not a undergrad, but knowledge of one, asking dumb drunk question.
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 08:46:12 AM »
I wish you well, but your first question is better answered by a doctor.  With respect to your second question, alcohol dehydrogenase is the enzyme responsible for converting ethanol into acetaldehyde.  I read up on this a few years ago, but I do not recall anyone discussing the effect of sleep.  My working hypothesis is that it would not change the rate.

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Re: Not a undergrad, but knowledge of one, asking dumb drunk question.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 10:46:35 AM »
Sorry, forum rules say we do not give medical advice.
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