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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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
Is there a therapy center/retreat that focuses on food addiction? How can someone get funding to afford treatment?
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
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
I have a painkiller addiction, i was just wondering if there is any medication or therapy to help me come off them?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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