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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?

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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What causes food addiction?

What causes food addiction?

Like other addict.: Latest research suggests that the underlying mechanisms of food addiction are likely similar to other substances like drugs& alcohol. Especially rich sugary foods can cause spikes in dopamine which is very reinforcing to the body and leads to seeking out more of the food to get that boost again. ...Read more

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What causes drug addictions?

What causes drug addictions?

Nature and nurture: Genetic predisposition activated by environmental stimuli.

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What counts as an addiction?

What counts as an addiction?

Behavior seeking: A person is addicted to a substance when their behavior changes to the point where they do not care about the consequences of their choices, even if it involves the legal system, and will do whatever is needed to get the substance. ...Read more

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Facebook addiction, what to do?

Facebook: what do you do on face book other than pasting pictures. there is no meaningful discussion, Americans as well as rest of the world don't want to know about worldly affairs. What pleasure you get to a point , you can't leave , one needs to know , before question get answered ...Read more

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Is addiction a disease or choce?

Is addiction a disease or choce?

Disease: Drug or alcohol use may start as choices, but addiction is a set of neurobiological (brain) changes that you don't get to vote on. Just like you can choose to eat sugar, but if you develop uncontrolled blood sugar levels (diabetes), you can impact but not reverse the disorder. See http://www.Asam.Org/research-treatment/definition-of-addiction for more information. ...Read more

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Is there an acceptable addiction?

Is there an acceptable addiction?

:) good question: A true addiction to any substance or behavior is never good by the very definition of addiction. Uncontrolled use or can't stop behavior that results in negative conseques to ones health and well being. Other healthy areas of ones life become neglected, self care, family friends, etc. A healthy addiction is therefore not really an addiction at all. ...Read more

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How could i control my addiction?

To what?: Although addictions have things in common, they also have differences. If alcohol and/or drugs, there are many treatment programs, both inpatient and intensive, and outpatient and somewhat less intensive. Depends on what the addiction is (gambling, eating, computer sex), what your insurance will pay for, and what other resources you have to access treatment. Talk to mental health professional. ...Read more

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Any tips on stopping an addiction?

Any tips on stopping an addiction?

Similar techniques: Many addictions respond to similar therapy, a combination of psychosocial and medical treatment. A strong support system at its core based on the 12 steps from AA and to have a sponsor, whether this is alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex addiction, or something else. Treating addiction is typically a life-long process of rehabilitation, changing lifestyle and behaviors. See your provider for more help. ...Read more

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Is cutting considered an addiction?

Addictions are comp-: ulsive, mood-altering behaviors that sooner or later cause (often significant) problems in life. What makes them an addiction is that sufferers won't or can't quit despite the problems the behaviors cause. From this point of view, cutting could be an addiction, although is it not one of the classic addictions (alcohol, sex, gambling, drugs, food, etc.) ...Read more

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What is the definition of addiction?

Complex: This is a difficult to answer in 400 characters. I would say that addiction is defined by the behavior that surrounds drug using behavior. This is different than simple tolerance and dependence. An individual can be dependent upon a drug without having an addiction. Therefore, addiction is more related to the cravings, manipulation, fantasies, motivations, etc. of a substance. ...Read more

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