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How can I reduce dependence on friends?

Why want to?: Hard question to answer, since it depends on who they are and what they are doing for you. Human beings are usually interdependent, and in most relationships we should be giving as good as we are getting. It is one thing to want more self-sufficiency, and another thing to want to isolate oneself. If you think friends have hidden agendas, you need to discuss it with them. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my dependence on other people?

How can I reduce my dependence on other people?

?: Are you dependent on people or are you hooked on supporting their addictions? Addicts may not have relationships, they may take hostages. ...Read more

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What could lead to dependence on my medication?

What could lead to dependence on my medication?

Addiction?: If you man pain or psychiatric medications, then we must include your personalities. Do you have an addictive personality? Do you smoke and can't quit, drink and can't stop, take pain meds for the "high"? These should be discussed with your physician. If you are a hypertensive, diabetic, etc and must rely on medications for health reasons alone, then you should not worry. Italk to your md. ...Read more

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Could melatonin suplement cause dependence?

Could melatonin suplement cause dependence?

Unlikely: I've never heard of anyone having trouble stopping melatonin, but people can become psychologically dependent on anything. If you google "melatonin dependence" you'll find a few people out there who claim they become dependent on it. I consider this fairly unlikely though. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of substance dependence?

What is the meaning of substance dependence?

Maladaptive pattern: Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a maladaptive patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods not condoned by medical professionals. Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. Activity is also considered substance abuse when inappropriately used(as in steroids for performance enhancement). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: substance dependence?

What is the definition or description of: substance dependence?

Short answer: The 2 defining characteristics are uncontrolled use of a substance i.e. Only intended to have 2 drinks after work and had six, and continued use despite negative consequences, causing conflict with others, missing obligations, causing finacial problems, neglecting ones own health. Usually when someone is very active in this disease they have difficulty seeing either of these problems, denial. ...Read more

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How can you naturally improve your eyesight and lessen your dependence on glasses?

How can you naturally improve your eyesight and lessen your dependence on glasses?

Sorry, You can't. : Unfortunately, you can't do anything "naturally" that will improve your eyesight. There are no known exercises, or supplements/vitamins or herbs that will do this. Remember, if there was something you could take that was truly effective, it would be fda approved. Companies that do not have fda approval for their treatment almost always means that what they call a "clinical study"is a joke. ...Read more

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Is drug dependence a disease or choice?

Is drug dependence a disease or choice?

Good Question: And controversial. Drug dependence starts as a choice to start and can become a disease because it causes impairment in function (the basic definition of disease which itself is hard to define). However it is debatable whether or not it is a disease. There are many opinions. Here is an interesting article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3047254/ best regards. ...Read more

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What do people with drug dependence look like?

What do people with drug dependence look like?

Like anyone: People who are drug dependent present in many different ways. They can range from teens to geriatric population, very high to very low functioning. I have treated all types of people who are drug dependent. ...Read more

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