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How can I stop being addicted to the internet ?

How can I stop being addicted to the internet ?

Seek help: All addictions are serious and you need to seek help. Ask your physician for a referral to a psychologist and a psychiatrist as well as a 10 step program in your city. You may have an anxiety problem with obsessive compulsive issues and these are serious issues that require a doctor's help. ...Read more

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How can you stop an internet addiction?

How can you stop an internet addiction?

Get curious offline: It's an interesting question, because for most people going online is necessary for professional and/or social survival. If you feel uncomfortable with the amount of time you spend online, look at the biggest time wasters and restrict them. Reach out to someone in real life. Schedule activities where you can't go online. Figure out what really makes you feel fulfilled. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Question about pain clinics. How can they tell the addicts from the non-addicts?

Question about pain clinics.  How can they tell the addicts from the non-addicts?

Addicts: They are all well trained - with this training its easy to know an addict - they stand out easily. ...Read more

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What will addiction do to the brain?

What will addiction do to the brain?

A lot: Besides acting like a poison that we somehow can't stop taking, it creates action in nerve cells that's responsible for making us feel something we want to feel (or avoid what we don't want to feel. When we stop the drug, we have a hard time replacing the sensation we were looking for naturally. Often it hurts so much that we go back.With help we can get deal with our feelings naturally again. ...Read more

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Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Addiction= disease: Neither are bad, they are both diseases. The principles of recovery are the same for both. Consider finding a mutual support group for either addiction. ...Read more

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How to get rid of an internet addiction?

How to get rid of an internet addiction?

Use a timer: Using a timer helps some people. Allow yourself to use the internet, say for one hour. When the timer goes off, turn off the computer, and don't use smart phones or other gadgets to connect. Find other activities. Exercise, hobbies, walk, talk to friends. Build a life away from the online community. Or seek professional help. Like any other addiction, there are degrees of severity. ...Read more

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What's the government trying to do to stop prescription painkiller abuse?

What's the government trying to do to stop prescription painkiller abuse?

Looks for diversion: The government collects data about unusual drug use patterns across the country. It uses this to identify patterns that suggest possible diversion ( prescription meds being diverted or sold to others for profit) the dea can show up unannounced at a physician's office to review physician's practice regarding the prescription record-keeping and storage/dispensing of controlled substances. ...Read more

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Can anyone answer why ibogaine is not available to cure methadone and heroin addiction instantly by resetting the body?

Can anyone answer why ibogaine is not available to cure methadone and heroin addiction instantly by resetting the body?

Not that simple: Ibogaine is available in multiple clinics in mexico for dealing with addiction. Caution is advised. It is not an automatic cure, and there are dangers like sudden cardiac death and autonomic dysfunction. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16698188 more needs to be looked at if this is to be used on larger scale, even though some have found benefit in both opiate and Cocaine addiction. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get over a nicotine addiction without any drugs?

What's the best way to get over a nicotine addiction without any drugs?

Nicotine addiction: People have found many methods helpful, including acupuncture, hypnosis, support groups, and relaxation training. You may have to try various methods and combinations, but all seem to require a sincere desire to stop the addiction. Some people just decide to quit and do so. ...Read more

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How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

Sex addiction: Sex addiction takes many forms. Preoccupation with porn is not "just what guys do, " that is a form of denial. There are groups for both the sex addict and for partners as well. There is saa (sexaa.Org) for sex addicts, and cosa (cosa-recovery.Org) for their partners. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my extreme addiction to the internet and start to become productive?

Seek help: All addictions are serious. If you are addicted to porn, shopping, or emailing/ texting you need help since it can disrupt your life as all addictions do. You may have anxiety with obsessive compulsive issues and these are serious problems. Ask you physician for a referral to a psychologist and psychiatrist and seek any 10 step programs available for this problem that are in your city. ...Read more

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Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

Sure: Phentermine is a stimulant & fully capable of being the source of addiction. There is a difference between physiological tolerance &/or withdrawal -vs- addiction. To be addicted you need one of the biological features (tolerance or withdrawal), loss of control (despite negative consequences), & salience (it becomes an important part of your life). ...Read more

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How to get rid of internet addiction?

How to get rid of internet addiction?

Replace the behavior: Some addictions may be addressed by either treatment with therapy or an attempt to stop the unwanted behavior on your own. Internet addiction would fall into this group. To use the internet less, you may try substituting the behavior with another rewarding but more useful behavior such as exercise, napping, reading, doing a mind stimulating game, having a conversation with a friend in person. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to stop addiction to internet?

I need some tips on how to stop addiction to internet?

To break Internet : Addiction, try to take a break from the the internet for a week or two, cold turkey. Plan some outings and meet with friends. If you can not stay away from going online , you will know you need additional help from a therapist. Let me know how it goes. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can buy real viagra (sildenafil) on the internet without a prescription?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Please point me to where i can buy real viagra (sildenafil) on the internet without a prescription?

Not an option . . .: Viagra (sildenafil) is available by prescription only. Trying to circumvent "system" only increases risk to you. First, if you really suffer from erectile dysfunction & aren't just seeking Viagra (sildenafil) for ego purposes, your family doc needs to evaluate you for pre- or subclinical heart disease b/c ED predates heart attacks by 10+yrs. Second, don't trust pharmacies that offer to sell prescription drugs w/o prescript ...Read more

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Like to know the best source to buy medical supplies online?

Like to know the best source to buy medical supplies online?

Non-professional.: If you are not a medical professional - there is equipment that can be purchased on-line via amazon. Com. ...Read more

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Can you buy penicillin via the internet?

Can you buy penicillin via the internet?

No: It is a prescription. Unless seen or discussed with a doctor (including telemedicine), you can't get it. ...Read more

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Would a doctor prescribe someone methadone to get over an oxycontin addiction and what would happen if the person became addicted to the other substance?

Would a doctor prescribe someone methadone to get over an oxycontin addiction and what would happen if the person became addicted to the other substance?

Absolutely NOT: It is against federal law for a doctor for a doctor to prescribe opioids for any t type of opioid dependence except got suboxone/subutex . Methadone can be dispensed only by a licensed program. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get over substance abuse?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the best way to get over substance abuse?

Substance abuse: Rehab programs, aa/na , monitoring by addictionologist, and ofcourse, will power. ...Read more