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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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How do I know if I have a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) addiction?

How do I know if I have a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) addiction?

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) addiction: If you are taking it for other than the prescribed reason; taking it in larger quantities than prescribed or than you intend to; taking more than intended despite negative effects in relationships, work, or otherwise; hiding or lying about the amount you are taking from family or significant others; noticing a craving for the medication when you don't have it, etc -- would all be clues. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an STD and i want to die?

How can I know if I have an STD and i want to die?

If you have : Engaged in behaviors that put you at risk for an std then you can be checked at an std clinic or by your physician. Do you mean that you may want to die if you have an std? Or do you mean that you want to die right now? If you are having suicidal thoughts please have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest emergency room or call 911. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at >. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ''overbite''?

How do I know if I have an ''overbite''?

Ask your dentist.: You need to ask your dentist. He will tell you and how to correct the overbite. ...Read more

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I think I have depression but I don't know how to tell and if I do have depression I need to know.

I think I have depression but I don't know how to tell and if I do have depression I need to know.

Depression: Feeling of hopelessness or sadness without any reason. Thoughts of dying or killing ones self. Inability to focus on tasks. Memory problems. Loss of sleep or increased sleep. Loss of appetite, or interests in things that you have enjoyed in the past. All these are concerning. If you have any combination of these symptoms please seek Immediate help by. Depression is aTreatable medical condition ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food addiction and if so what should I do?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food addiction and if so what should I do?

Consider speaking: With a therapist. Breaking bad habits of any kind takes work. Cognitive behavioral therapy, dieting apps on your phone, hypnosis, are just a few possible therapeutic options or a combination oc techniques can help. Because you must keep eating ending an eating addiction is complex. You need to learn to make peace with food and choose healthier ones. Ask additional questions if you need to here. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have I have an addiction to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

How do I know if I have I have an addiction to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Addiction=Disease: Have you lost control over your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use? Are you suffering from any consequences of the use? If the answer to both is yes, then you may be addicted. In any case, you might want to consult with a professional with experience with stimulant addiction. ...Read more

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What to do if i realized i may have adhd?

What to do if i realized i may have adhd?

Seek psychological /: Psychiatric assessment for accurate diagnosis. Things are not always what they seem. If you do have adhd then treatment options can be reviewed. ...Read more

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How can I know if I for sure have ocd?

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How can I know if I for sure have ocd?

OCD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts that reoccur & consume daily functioning, along with compulsive rituals which are repeated acts that also interfere with daily functioning. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

U worry too much: Most anxieties are temporary and transient and are provoked by worrying, stressful events. If it's pervasive and continuous, try some relaxation exercises, imagery techniques, aerobic exercise, nutritional supplements, spiritual approach, seek medical advise or counseling. Don't take life so seriously and try a little humor and comedy. Live one day at a time. Check this site:theinterviewwithgod.Com. ...Read more

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How to know if I have i have an std?

How to know if I have i have an std?

Yes: Of the dozen or more infections that can pass during sex, some can show up soon and be obvious while others can hide for years. Some hpv strains can remain hidden for decades before your pap smear changes and shows possible changes of cancer.If you are sexually active, let your doc know so they can test you for those with the most troublesome effects on your health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I know if i a have meth addiction?

Can you tell me how do I know if i a have meth addiction?

Meth addiction: Crystal meth is an extremely dangerous and addictive substance. Among many other effects, it can cause heart attack and stroke. If you're pursuing this substance, are focused on continuing to use it despite dangers to your health and your life, chances are very high that you're addicted. Help is available through crystal meth anonymous: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/en.Html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i realized i may have adhd?

Can you tell me what to do if i realized i may have adhd?

Complete Exam: ADHD is very common, and many people who think they have ADHD will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than half of adults with ADHD have a 2nd mental health issue. So you must get an evaluation by someone who is trained & experienced in Adult ADHD, and you must have a thorough and comprehensive evaluation to sort everything out., including other possible medical problems. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an sti?

How do I know if I have an sti?

Urine test and labs: There are numerous STIs. The most common way to check for the most common ones include both a urine and blood test. There are even STI lab panels. If concerned you may have one, better get checked. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have schizophrenia!?

What to do if i think I have schizophrenia!?

Talk to a doctor: Many effective treatments exist for the treatment of schizophrenia. These treatments can relieve suffering and improve functioning. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have add?

How do I know if I have add?

Reasons 4 distract'n: Many things in life r distracting. Not all of them r add. Anxiety, depression, family problems, trying to do more than is humanly possible, all can cause loss of focus. We are told we shd be able to "multitask, " but we can't. The term comes from computers, ; they can't without more than 1 processor. We only get 1 processor. Get an evaluation w/ a therapist who is not already convinced it's add. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an sti?

How can I know if I have an sti?

Needs testing : Not all stis have symptoms, and not all vag/penile symptoms are due to stis. That's why it is recommend to undergo testing if you think you are at risk for an sti. Now, there are urine tests that may check for certain infections. Others still require a blood test. Remember, prevention of infection is always the best way! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an anxiety attack?

How do I know if I have an anxiety attack?

Often people don't: Often people don't know they are having an anxiety attack. They think they are having a heart attack or dying. When they go to an er no physical disorders are discovered. Once the physical possibilities are ruled out, it is wise to see a psychologist and work on whatever may be leading to your anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an arrhythmia?

How can I know if I have an arrhythmia?

Monitoring: The best way to identify a rhythm problem is to have it documented by a rhythm monitor, Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor (for infrequent arrhythmias). Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days. It always helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a disability, how do I get my girlfriend to stop feeling sorry for me?

What to do if I have a disability, how do I get my girlfriend to stop feeling sorry for me?

Love her: Congratulations on your courage despite your handicap. Some women may feel a need to nurture, but I'm glad this bothers you and that you want respect for who you are and what you've achieved and can do as an adult and lover rather than pity. Show her what a wonderfully effective partner you are, and you'll not only solve this but gain the respect of everyone around you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have I have an addiction to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Addiction=Disease: Have you lost control over your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use? Are you suffering from any consequences of the use? If the answer to both is yes, then you may be addicted. In any case, you might want to consult with a professional with experience with stimulant addiction. ...Read more

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Addiction to adderall/dexamphetamines? What should I do?

Addiction to adderall/dexamphetamines? What should I do?

Get treatment: It could be that you now have an amphetamine use disorder and now need to get treatment in an addiction recovery program. The road ahead may be challenging although you need to see this through to a point when you are better or things could get a lot worse! stay safe! ...Read more

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My addiction dr. Says that Adderall cuts the efficacy of Suboxone by 50 percent whereas ritalin (methylphenidate) doesn't. Is this true?

My addiction dr. Says that Adderall cuts the efficacy of Suboxone by 50 percent whereas ritalin (methylphenidate) doesn't. Is this true?

Suboxone/ stimulants: My practice has a Suboxone program. A search of drug interactions reveals no big issues with either Ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderall. However, there are patients who become overstimulated with stimulants and suboxone. I have seen this myself. If your physician has extensive experience with suboxone, he or she may have noted that Adderall seems to reduce efficacy even if not reported in med literature. ...Read more

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Could i develop an amphetamine addiction from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Could i develop an amphetamine addiction from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes, considering: that adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IS amphetamine. If you have problems using adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in ways that are not appropriate, you need to talk to the prescribing doctor. There are safer alternatives to treating ADHD, including a variety of psychological treatments, and medications which have less abuse potential like Stratera (atomexitine). ...Read more

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I have adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit?

I have adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit?

Multiple addictions: To begin with you mentioned two legitimate therapeutic drugs and then two social drugs that you're addicted to. Booze ; nicotine are both serious addictions but both have very different approaches. Too much to go into here. Adderall and xanax (alprazolam) are very different drugs. If they're being prescribed legitimately you need to talk to your doctor and be honest. Good luck again much too much cover. ...Read more

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Adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit, what to do?

Adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit, what to do?

See a specialist: In addiction treatment. The alcohol and Alprazolam need specialized treatment in order for you to safely withdraw. Adderal can simply be stopped, and there are many ways to stop smoking. There are many chemical dependency treatment programs and your access depends on your resources, insurance etc. www.asam.org and www.Aaap.Org can give you names of addiction physicians in your area. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?

Varies: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combo of 2 kinds amphetamines) works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. The 1/2 life is 12 hours, which means that in 60 hours most of it is gone from the serum. W/drawal symptoms include changes in mood, thinking, blood pressure, GI finctions, and eeg. Taking the right dose and gradually tapering off reduces w/drawal symptoms. High doses/shooting may require medical detox. ...Read more

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Anything to ease Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawals and help with the addiction?

Anything to ease Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawals and help with the addiction?

Call 1-888-859-5709: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant.In order to limit withdrawal, you should not stop taking it suddenly or without your healthcare provider’s approval and supervision. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause physical and psychological dependence. Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose a rate that you can tolerate. See: www.Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)abusetreatment.Com/adderall-withdrawal. ...Read more

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I run 7 day's a week. Should i get one day rest? Since I have been taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I have been exercising like its addiction. Feel great. Bp runs low.

I run 7 day's a week. Should i get one day rest? Since I have been taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I have been exercising like its addiction. Feel great. Bp runs low.

Healthy choices: Glad to hear you exercise. Cross training can be helpful, i.e., power walk, lift, swim, something different a few days a week to avoid too much wear and tear on same joints and muscles or a day of rest/stretching. This can be a positive addiction (see wm. Glasser's book) but can become a negative addiction so be careful to avoid compulsive running. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction thinking about going to detox. Any meds given for amphetamine withdrawl? Just weighing my options.

Other Thoughts: I think it is great you are doing this & congratulate you. If you can get into an impatient rehab program you have a much higher likelihood of success. There you can get support & intensive counseling & learn lots about sobriety & build support. Withdrawal can cause rage, anger, sadness, anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, fatigue, & mood swings. Sometimes these symptoms will be treated with medicine go in. ...Read more

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How can I best deal with my addiction to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? It is to the point that I can't survive and now I'm dealing with neck pain and twitching (facial).

See a Neurologist: You may have other underlying problems that complicate your situation; You will benefit from a comprehensive consultation and evaluation by a Neurologist who can also advise you how to deal with the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) issue; ...Read more

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Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?

Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?

Harm Reduction. : The ideal treatment for meth addiction is one that does not include use of stimulants. The meth addict treated with stimulant replacement runs the risk of impaired control over use. At the same time, the physician should "first do no harm", and in rare case by case basis may have to employ the lesser of two evils for purposes of harm reduction. Ideally addressed by an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Became addicted to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) after completing treatment tried straterra, can I take stimulants still without worrying about abuse or addiction?

No: There is a diffence between addiction and dependency. Anyone can become dependent on these medications and suffer withdrawal if stopped to quickly. Addicition is where you are abusing them and doing illegal or immoral things to acquire them. If the medication is necessary there is nothing wrong with taking it; knowing that you may have difficulty in weaning off later. ...Read more

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I need help with addiction to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is there a supplement that helps with withdrawals or something besides talking to my dr or going to meetings?

Not that I know of: There is no true withdrawal from stimulants, and I have withdrawn many hundreds of people from it without a whole lot of symptoms. The main thing is not withdrawal, but the return of symptoms that were being managed by the amphetamine. You list yourself on BOTH Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and adderall, which is. If you have ADHD, Stratera (atomexitine) may work. A milder stimulant, like caffeine, might help. ...Read more

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Is Modafinil addictive? How does it differ from Adderall?

Is Modafinil addictive? How does it differ from Adderall?

Two different drugs : Modafenil is drug which works on Dopamine and Melatonin receptors to maintain wakefulness once exposed to light . It is NOT stimulant and is not addictive nor causing same risks as Adderall . Modafenil is indicated for shift sleep disorders , letlag, excessive sleepiness with sleep apnea and more . Adderall has much higher potencial for addiction . Two drugs may overlap in some indications . ...Read more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have addictive properties?

Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is considered a schedule 2 controlled substance because it can be abused and have addictive properties. However when properly prescribed, used and monitored it is a safe medication ...Read more

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Can you tell me are amphetamine and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addictive?

Can you tell me are amphetamine and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addictive?

Dont like expression: "addictive" drugs. Drugs CANNOT cause addiction - they can have the POTENTIAL to cause physical dependency AND addiction, but that requires the active participation of the user. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IS amphetamine salts - they aren't different substances. For most people taking them, they are helpful drugs that keep them focussed and calm, and cause far more good than harm. In others, not so much. ...Read more

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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

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Adderall (Definition)

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