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Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Maybe: There's one cancer for which nicotine may be a growth promoter, but the really wicked stuff in tobacco smoke that damages genes is in the products of combustion. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Are nuts a good agents for reducing one's cholestrol?

Are nuts a good agents for reducing one's cholestrol?

No : Nuts are recommended as part of a helthy diet including the mediterranean diet which is associated with a reduction in mortality from heart disease. But eating extra nuts also adds extra calories and must be figured in to the whole equation. They're beneficial as part of a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Can I cure my addiction?

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. ...Read more

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How can I stop addiction?

How can I stop addiction?

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 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! ...Read more

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What medications treat addiction?

What medications treat addiction?

Several: There are several fda approved medications for addiction. For alcoholism: disulfiram, acamprosate, naltrexone. For nicotine addiction: nicotine replacement, bupropion, varenicline. For opioid addiction: methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone. Many others are being researched. ...Read more

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What are some healthy addictions?

What are some healthy addictions?

None: Any addiction is by definition unhealthy, you want to know about health habits- eat right, excercise and be happy. ...Read more

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How to stop my cheating addiction?

How to stop my cheating 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. Cheating addiction would fall into this group. To use the phone less, you may try substituting the behavior with another rewarding but more useful behavior such as exercise. There may also be problems with the primary relationship that should be addressed in couples therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause addiction to a song?

What can cause addiction to a song?

Habit: You may become so used to a particular song that it becomes sort of hard wired into the brain.In other words - it can become a habit. ...Read more

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How can you stop my chip addiction?

How can you stop my chip addiction?

Few people treat: Few people treat chip addictions. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like hbp from salt intake, stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stop. ...Read more