addiction

Condition Common
Description
Conditions (19)
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what he is addicted to.
Authored by Dr. Robert Kwok

Answers

3 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10006323x1386628937 12076685x1386633725 10014299x1386629211

Is sex addiction real?

Is it real for you?

Addiction
You might consider attending a mutual support meeting for sexual compulsivity. Listen to the experience of others for whom sex addiction is real before you decide for yourself.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to addiction:
2 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10532317x1386639062 11927882x1389464952 10530701x1386630002
Dr. James G. Marx answered:

What causes addiction?

"Liking"

Nicotine
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 Dopamine in the brain which some people get more of a boost from than others. This is heavily genetically influenced. Some substances have such a profound effect that they tend to be more "addictive" than others-like smoked Methamphetamine or Nicotine.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to addiction:
1 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10075023x1386630600 10014299x1386629211 10038570x1386638604

What is sex addiction?

A mental disorder

Addiction
Sex addiction is a mental disorder where thoughts about sex are constant and intrusive to the point of interfering with otherwise normal behavior. It requires therapy to recover.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

2 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10014299x1386629211 10075023x1386630600 10005377x1386628301

Is addiction a disease?

Yes.

Pills
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.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to addiction:
4 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10530701x1386630002 11045923x1386630890 10014830x1386629042

Is bulimia an addiction?

No

Bulimia
Bulimia is an eating disorder. Suggest Nutrition and Psychology assessment and counseling
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

3 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10006323x1386628937 10010580x1386628743 10011731x1386628429
Dr. Jeff Blixt answered:

Is addiction hereditary?

Yes

Addiction
About 50 percent of addiction is attributred to heredity. For some indivuduals this may be a higher percentage for others that develop addiction it may be lower. Usually heredity must cross with life circumstances, trauma, high stress, lack of coping skills,. or even exposure to high amounts of a substance over time will change brain 'chemistry' and increase risk of addiction independent of genes
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to addiction:
2 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10000408x1386627136 10004724x1386628468 10010580x1386628743
Dr. Vasu K. Brown answered:

Can I cure my addiction?

Yes

Yes you can - need a support system to deal with stress management and coping - being clean is only half the battle developing healthy stress management will be the key of being drug free
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to addiction:
1 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10014299x1386629211 11057151x1391470712 10004483x1394903484

How can I stop addiction?

Recovery program

Open-uri20120928-16059-1w3rjn6
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 behavior you're using addictively. If the Addiction Medicine doctor is not a psychiatrist, you also need a psychiatric evaluation so that any conditions complicating your recovery can be treated. Bottom line: don't do it alone, and you don't have to!
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to addiction:
2 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10075023x1386630600
Dr. Patrice Taylor answered:

How is addiction a disease?

Impossible

Addiction
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 (withdrawal), and Benzo (valium like drugs)WD both can kill you. Its why Jails are NOT allowed to keep these addicts but must admit to hosptal for safe detox, then jail. the body, esp brain cells change in an addict. Requires treatment. Google ABAM
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

1 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10038570x1386638604 10014299x1386629211 10075023x1386630600

What is percocet addiction?

Opioid addiction

Addiction
Typically the path to dependence on an opioid involves ingestion of the drug with resultant pain relief and a heightened feelings of pleasure, then comes repeated drug use, this lead to  changes in the brain, cravings and symptoms of withdrawal then start when drug is absent, and finally inappropriate drug use follows to end withdrawal symptoms and/or to seek pleasure.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Sign up to see more