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how do you get over an addiction?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
No easy answer: Depends on type of addiction (e.g., drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, eating). Nonetheless, abstinence is difficult to achieve and requires many changes (in lifestyle, friends, social life). Counseling and participation in self-help groups is very helpful. Medication may help. Relapses are common and not necessarily a sign of failure. Families of the addict should join self-help groups as well.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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