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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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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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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