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How Can I Prevent Being Drugged
Be cautious: If what you are referring to is a party/ bar-like setting, bring your own drinks and never let them out of your sight. Or when using cans/bottles keep your thumb over the opening. Unless you are being forced to consume pills or use needles, drinks are one of the most common ways for this to occur and you are your best defense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: If you're losing weight and don't know why, your physician needs to work you up for tumor and malabsorption / maldigestion. "Healthy weight" charts are subscience -- many elite aerobic athletes are "underweight" but feel fine. If this is you, great. If you're wanting to muscle up, resistance training and eating sensibly when you're hungry. Look at the person, not the number. ...Read more
CBT: Find other things to fill your life besides worrying. Find activities that have meaning, that are pleasurable and that allow you express yourself. If you stay busy with worthwhile pursuits you won't have much time to fret. Cognitive behavioral therapy would be an excellent form of treatment. ...Read more
Professional Help: You must seek out a qualified professional who can help you deal with this very dangerous illness. Medications and psychotherapy are critical. You also must be dedicated to stopping the behaviors and working hard to overcome this illness and dealing with the underlying forces which led to the behavior. Please get the help you need. ...Read more
Seek help: Without knowing why you are being impuslive, it's impossible to offer a concrete solution. Seek out professional help to better understand when you are impulsive, what leads to the behavior, and what you might be able to do about it. If alcohol or drugs are typically part of the picture, stopping may be a key first step towards dealing with the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk with your Dr.: Sexuality takes many forms, and no two people have the same turn-ons. The internet has made it possible for people with the same curious likes to meet up -- this may even be a good thing. If you have an unwanted compulsion (maybe being an exhibitionist, or wanting to love someone who's clearly off-limits), medication and cbt can often work wonders -- tell it all; your secret is safe. ...Read more
Great Question!: That you equate your vomiting to a form of addiction puts you in a league few others dare to go. Good for you! Comprehensive medical and psychiatric care which includes addiction behavioral expertise is indicated. There are substances/medicines which might help in the process but expert support is indicated, particularly given how savvy you are already! Eating disorder expertise essential? ...Read more
Lifestyle helps: It's debatable whether someone who has a high risk of depression can completely prevent it but there are things that would likely help. Consider: regular exercise, healthy eating, connecting socially to family and friends, finding creative outlets e.g. Art, spirituality, and finding a rewarding job. An interesting, easy to read book on this may be the how of happiness by sonja lyubomirsky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 16 you may not: B ready 2 B having intimate realtions. If U feel stressed about having sex, don't have it. Being intimate should B reserved 4 loving relations between consenting adults. Wait at least until U R 18. If UR already sexually active and feeling stressed consider speaking with a therapist, parent or clergy about Ur concerns. They will help you make decisions about your relationships. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how severe and frequent your symptoms are. If you have only mild, infrequent difficulties, things like exercise, meditation, and mindfulness practice might help somewhat. Picking up a consumer-oriented cognitive behavioral workbook, available at any large bookstore, could help as well. For longer standing and more severe problems, you should consult with a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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