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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Could be anything: Getting "high" usually includes a sense of euphoria and decreased inhibition. The symptoms you describe could be from abuse of almost anything or even ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
"Liking": Liking something whether it be a substance or activity to the point where there is a preoccupation resulting in harm.. Probably has to do with Dopamin ... Read More
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Complex answer: Like most illnesses of the mind, addiction is the result of psychological factors, genetic/familial factors and social/environmental factors. The fina ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: Addiction is a family disease, affecting the person who is using and all of the people who are close to the one who is using.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction: Yes indeed!
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: About 50 percent of addiction is attributred to heredity. For some indivuduals this may be a higher percentage for others that develop addiction it ma ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not by yourself: Addiction is a problem that is treated best with the help of a support group. I would recommend you seek out a group like celebrate recovery, which pr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Recovery program: For any addiction, you need help from your physician, often also an addiction medicine doctor, and a support group that works with the substance or be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Taylor
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Impossible: To teach all here . With substance abuse, your brain cells change. Stop the substance and you get very sick, and some, can die. Example: alcohol wd ( ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hoffman
20 years experience Clinical Psychology
Like other addict.: Latest research suggests that the underlying mechanisms of food addiction are likely similar to other substances like drugs& alcohol. Especially ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No good answer: This is not a clinically recognizef problem and someone would have to go into more depth into the problem. You need to get into counseling.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
Nature and nurture: Genetic predisposition activated by environmental stimuli.
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