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Addiction To Loneliness
Some ideas: 1) join a 12 step group that focuses on porn addiction and in which you make an honest exploration in the presence of others 2) learn to deal with feelings like boredom, anger, sadness, loneliness and anxiety in a healthy way 3) spend less time alone: review your current relationships? What can you do to make them more satisfying? 4) make a list of the pros and cons of using porn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Get help: There are many psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who specialize in dealing with compulsive sexual behaviors. Boston has a huge number of them. There are many different forms that paraphilias can take, but the basic approach uses a combination of cognitive behavioral techniques to change behavior, while working on trauma history to find the cause ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i get sad or lonely i feel the only option in the moment . Is to get high on pain pills or take an adderal. My sadness happens more at night?
The Disease: Addiction is really a brain disease and is not really about the substances that are used to get high; the substances that are used to escape; the substances that are used to feel better. The problem with the disease is that it is progressive leading one to more and more isolation and even death. There is hope. There really is a solution. Please reach out to ask for help from your family doctor. ...Read more
12 step and therapy: I recommend that you join a 12 step group that relates to sexually compulsive (and destructive) behaviors like the ones you are repeating. Two groups like this are sex addicts anonymous and sexaholics anonymous. You will find accountability, privacy and support to gain recovery from your addictions. I also recommend therapy to understand what has lead to these habits in the first place. Be well, . ...Read more
Begin with yourself: Begin taking the best care of yourself, mentally, physically and spiritually. If you are not happy with yourself, it will be difficult to feel safe and comfortable building relationships. It may be worthwhile for you to see a counseller, or minister for a chance to talk about this with someone who is not family. Check for depression. Excercise will jump start your energy and mood. Walk a dog! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Things to do: It is often hard to find friends in our busy world, definitely talk with a doctor if you feel depressed, or worse, but there are some things you can do to find friends. Think about something you enjoy, maybe animals, reading, or crafts...You can take a class to connect with people who enjoy similar things, or volunteer, at an animal shelter, library, local school, church..You can make a friend! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: We all might feel sad and lonely.Are these new feelings? Why are you feeling sad and lonely ?What's happening? What's happening when you don't feel sad and lonely? If you're not employed, keep yourself occupied, hobbies? Volunteer maybe? Or part-time employment? If you're at work and that's happening, then re-evaluate your job. ...Read more
I have been lonely: At times in my life. I got involved in activities that would get me in touch with people. Debate team, athletic teams, volunteer projects, church choir, causes that were important to me - etc. Use your imagination. If you work at this you will automatically have more people in your life. ...Read more
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