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How do I cure tv addiction?

How do I cure tv addiction?

Let's treat cause: An evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist should clarify the depth, strength, causative factor(s) involved. An addiction similar to opiates or ''speed'' is unlikely. I suspect anxiety of a general to specific nature or a difficulty related to depression or compulsive behavior is more likely. All these are easier to treat than chemical addictions. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

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


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I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

Facebook addiction: Entice your teenager to work out, either at home or at the gym. Get her involved in community activities, volunteering at the hospital or library, babysitting. Have her pick up a sport - the simplest ones are walking, running.And bike-riding. Most expensive proposition - go shopping. Also, develop hobbies like playing an instrument. Take up art lessons, dance, acting. No, don't substitute ipad. ...Read more

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Is tv addiction considered a brain disease?

Is tv addiction considered a  brain disease?

That depends on: Who you ask. It is not a listed addiction in the diagnostic and statistcs manual of mental illnesses. Having said that, it can share a lot of the same symptoms as recognized addictions. ...Read more

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How do I cure my addiction to watching shows like seinfeld?

How do I cure my addiction to watching shows like seinfeld?

Alternatives: Maybe it would help if you found more intriguing activities in your day-to-day life -- make some friends you enjoy as much or more than jerry, elaine, george, and kramer. They're fun and funny, but no substitute for real life. Be well. ...Read more

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Can I cure my addiction?

Yes: Yes you can - need a support system to deal with stress management and coping - being clean is only half the battle developing healthy stress management will be the key of being drug free. ...Read more

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How to cure my addiction to metal music?

How to cure my addiction to metal music?

Addiction?: You may be using the term addiction loosely - a fashion for awhile. I prefer to think of overdoing behaviors more as compulsions, but it doesn't matter what term you use. There are psychotherapists who are good at helping people with ocd - it might be simple behavior modification or a more complex approach, but you can work on that together. Are you getting tired of it, or growing deaf? ...Read more

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What can be done to cure food addiction?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How can video game addiction be cured?

How can video game addiction be cured?

GBT: Please consult with your primary care physician and request referral for cognitive behaivor therapy. Very helpful, painless and effective for ay kind of addiction. Video game addiction is no different. Good luck and good start. ...Read more

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Can psychological addiction be cured? If so, how? Or will the need to use be there forever?

Can psychological addiction be cured? If so, how? Or will the need to use be there forever?

There is no "cure": for addiction. With ongoing therapy and counseling one can "control" their addiction and not use. Support groups like AA or NA or for whatever addiction you may have are a good place to receive nonjudgmental help. A sponsor will give added support and help. If presented the opportunity to use you may be tempted that is where the sponsor may be a big help. I hope this is of some help. ...Read more

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