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Would medication for alcohol and amphetamine addiction complicate a mini tummy tuck procedure? I'm struggling to overcome alcohol and amphetamine addiction with specialized therapy and counseling. The medications that help me with the withdrawal are cloni

Would medication for alcohol and amphetamine addiction complicate a mini tummy tuck procedure? I'm struggling to overcome alcohol and amphetamine addiction with specialized therapy and counseling. The medications that help me with the withdrawal are cloni

Not a Good Idea: You should not undergo tummy tuck surgery or any other type of elective surgery while in the recovery phase of addictions. Patients should be medically, psychosocially, financially stable prior to proceeding with any type of elective surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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How does motivational enhancement therapy help addiction?

How does motivational enhancement therapy help  addiction?

Overcome ambivalence: Motivational enhancement therapy is a treatment approach designed to overcome ambivalence about recovering from addiction. ...Read more

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How effective's motivational enhancement therapy treating addiction?

How effective's motivational enhancement therapy treating addiction?

Very: Without "met", many patients will remain in denial, sabotage their treatment, offer resistance or quit treatment. Keeping the patient in treatment is key in the early phase of treatment. ...Read more

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What's multidimensional family therapy for addiction?

What's multidimensional family therapy for addiction?

Multidimensional : Multidimensional family therapy (mdft) is a comprehensive, family-based outpatient or partial hospitalization (day treatment) program for substance-abusing adolescents. Both the teen and family develop more effective coping and problem-solving skills for better decision-making. It helps the family improve its functioning -- a protective factor against substance abuse & related problems. ...Read more

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How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

Self soothing: Mindfulness allows you to correct inaccurate beliefs and feelings triggered by events before you self medicate the negative feelings that arise. Mindfulness and meditation are effective methods to self soothe and thereby avoid relapse. ...Read more

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Must I take medication or just therapy to help me quit an addiction?

Must I take medication or just therapy to help me quit an addiction?

Why take chances?: Therapy alone may do the trick, but, since the medicines have little to no risks, it behooves you, if you can afford them, to hit your addiction with all you've got! ...Read more

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What can I do if my online game addiction ruins my life, how to start therapy without professional help?

What can I do if my online game addiction ruins my life, how to start therapy without professional help?

Professional is best: Get with your personal physician and into the evidence-based mental health care service community. If this is gambling, there is gambler's anonymous. Some compulsions may respond quickly to medication but you'll want a competent therapist for evaluation and guidance. The prices can be scaled -- and this is your life, so be prepared to do what you must. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Yes if: It bothers you and affects your relationship with your loved ones, and/or affects your health and sense of well-being negatively. ...Read more

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How is behavioral therapy used to help treat addiction?

Conditioning for one: Addiction describes the psychological need to engaged in a certain behavior, use a certain substance, or something similar and can involve a large variety of entities. Over time an addict has closely associated the substance or behavior with postive reinforcement. The most common example would be euphoria from a drug. The key is to extinguish the behavior by having a negative reinforcement instead. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the therapy for gambling addiction?

I want to know what's the therapy for gambling addiction?

CBT + 12-step perhap: I'd try an experienced cbt therapist who knows enough about gambling addiction and perhaps look for a good match with a 12-step group. Each is a bit different, so you might make a few trial visits to see if one fits for you. Good luck with this. Interesting, i just realized that like some gambling - it may be a mix of skill and luck - cool? ...Read more

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Can hypnotic therapy help you get over addiction?

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Can hypnotic therapy help you get over addiction?

Hypnotherapy: Worth a try. Been used successfully for some addiction like nicotine. ...Read more

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I have a painkiller addiction, i was just wondering if there is any medication or therapy to help me come off them?

Suboxone!: Check out a medication called suboxone (buprenorphine). It is being used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people to regain control of their lives. Good luck and remember: you are not alone and your disease can be treated! ...Read more

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Can therapy help with compulsive behavior? I cant stop cheating due to my sex addiction.Its got to the point where its everyday with multiple partners

Can therapy help with compulsive behavior? I cant stop cheating due to my sex addiction.Its got to the point where its everyday with multiple partners

Therapy can help: with sex addiction. It is important to find an experienced and qualified therapist. These treatments are based on cognitive behavioral therapy approaches and target compulsive thoughts and underlying disorders like depression and anxiety. There are also support groups and medication options. Consider touching base with a local primary care provider to explore options. I also attached an article. ...Read more

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How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

Laser therapy: I'm assuming you mean laser therapy as a form of acupuncture? It has been used with several kinds of addictions, but the research available doesn't document the results well. This doesn't mean it's ineffective, just that more studies are needed. Here are a couple that i could find: [nicotine] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21249644 ; [alcohol] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15674998. ...Read more

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Almost 2 weeks in rehab and therapy for Xanax (alprazolam) alcohol , how does he feel at this point? I have read a lat abot addiction Xanax (alprazolam) , alcohol and i worry

Almost 2 weeks in rehab and therapy for Xanax (alprazolam)  alcohol  , how  does he feel at this point? I have read a lat abot addiction Xanax (alprazolam) , alcohol and i worry

Al-Anon: If he's in treatment all u can do is support him to do what he needs to do. One way u can do that & also get help for the way u are feeling @ the same time is by attending al-anon meetings & getting a sponsor to help u. Al-anon was started by the wives of the 2 co-founders of aa. They realized that even tho their husbands were sober they were not happy. Great support & info @ www.Al-anon.Org. ...Read more

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How do you make someone go to therapy if they don't want to go? Like if they have a shopping addiction, social anxiety, or OCD or something?

How do you make someone go to therapy if they don't want to go? Like if they have a shopping addiction, social anxiety, or OCD or something?

Motivation: Think about treatment as a process which you can improve motivation for over time. Like any major life undertaking we have to create an environment of readiness and motivation. Get support and never give up. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Are there effective alternative therapies for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Alternatives?: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction can kill you. Get help and support at na and talk honestly with your doctor or an addiction specialist and get the help you need and deserve. ...Read more

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