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What does heroin addiction do to a person’s life?

What does heroin addiction do to a person’s life?

Shortens It: Heroine addiction makes it more likely that an individual contract HIV & hepatitis c. It also makes one less likely to engage in regular health maintenance. It often decreases quality of life by eroding relationships & makes it more likely for people to engage in illegal activities to maintain their habit. ...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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Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

No, r u an addict?: Most physicians try to understand what is causing the pain, and treat that problem. If you are more concerned about getting narcotics , then stopping the pain, red flags go up. There are many treatments for pain. Just resorting to narcotics suggests an addiction issue. ...Read more

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I'm constantly lonely. What can I do?

I'm constantly lonely. What can I do?

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 more

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Dreadful loneliness and agony, what to do?

Reach out: To someone you trust including a psychologist or other therapist and open up about what you feel and work with that therapist on ways to find relief and hope. Take care, ...Read more

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What should I do when you feel really lonely?

Loneliness: I encourage you to look at the bigger picture - creating a life that provides fewer reasons for feeling lonely. Do you have friends? If not, work on cultivating friendships. It takes courage sometimes. When i was a military dependent we moved often. I either was going to be lonely or i needed to learn to connect with people fast. I found a good way to meet people was through activities. You. ...Read more

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Why are we lonely even though we try to socialise ?

Connection: Loneliness occurs when we feel disconnected from others. As humans, we are made to be in relationships. Socializing can be superficial and does not satisfy this need. To feel less lonely you need to find a person who is interested in you and wants to know you as a person. This starts usually when YOU try to demonstrate genuine interest in others first. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to not feel so lonely and bored?

Can you tell me how to not feel so lonely and bored?

Boredom & lonliness: Fill your life with activities and people who provide a sense of meaning. ...Read more

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Is addiction a disease?

Is addiction a disease?

Yes.: Addiction is a family disease, affecting the person who is using and all of the people who are close to the one who is using. ...Read more

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Is addiction hereditary?

Is addiction hereditary?

Yes: About 50 percent of addiction is attributred to heredity. For some indivuduals this may be a higher percentage for others that develop addiction it may be lower. Usually heredity must cross with life circumstances, trauma, high stress, lack of coping skills, . Or even exposure to high amounts of a substance over time will change brain 'chemistry' and increase risk of addiction independent of genes. ...Read more

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How is addiction a disease?

How is addiction a disease?

Impossible: To teach all here . With substance abuse, your brain cells change. Stop the substance and you get very sick, and some, can die. Example: alcohol wd (withdrawal), and benzo (valium like drugs)wd both can kill you. Its why jails are not allowed to keep these addicts but must admit to hosptal for safe detox, then jail. The body, esp brain cells change in an addict. Requires treatment. Google abam. ...Read more

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