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Will letting my kid drink under our supervision be a good way to fend off addiction?

Will letting my kid drink under our supervision be a good way to fend off addiction?

I'm biased: I see the alcoholics in treatment whom this may have been there first exposure to alcohol. Questions to ask, do any adult family members have a drinking problems. Ie family history of addiction. Clearly different families and cultures have differing ideas and motifs regarding this kind of behavior. I just asked my wife she said not a good idea, i agree not for our kids, i'll just talk with them. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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What are some factors that influence your likelihood of developing a drinking addiction?

What are some factors that influence your likelihood of developing a drinking addiction?

How much: The addiction is based on how much one drinks. A Problem with drinking depends on other factors, such as causing you trouble, needing more of it to get drunk, and drinking when it is not in your best interests. Another factor is if your drinking causes others to worry about your safety or well being. Talk to your doctor about this. Some genes are involved, but the addictiveness is about how much ...Read more

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My uncle is trying to quite drinking but, he has an addiction to alcohol. What should he do?

My uncle is trying to quite drinking but, he has an addiction to alcohol. What should he do?

Needs medical help: To quit drinking alcohol because withdrawal can be deadly without it. He will need to consult with a physician experienced with addiction. Once he is safely detoxed, he can attend aa meetings, enroll in an outpatient addiction program, or admit himself to residential treatment to learn about his disease and ways to manage it. Therapy can also help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can I do stop my addiction of drinking to much coke ?

What can I do stop my addiction of drinking to much coke ?

Stop drinking coke: I know it is not that simple. Any addictive behavior is hard to change. Yes if you are asking this question you are addicted to coke. It is not just alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs that become addictive. Addictive behavior is in part just a habit that becomes very compelling to do over and over and becomes very difficult to resist. Let friends and family know you want to stop. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is an addiction of drinking nyquil night medicine an issue?

Can you answer, is an addiction of drinking nyquil night medicine an issue?

Yes it is an addicti: As you say it is an addivtion and addiction is an issue needs to be resolved.If you can not do it yourself seek help from your healthcare pviders. ...Read more

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I have a decent enough eating habit except I do drink a lot of tea with suger in it (an addiction really). Will this be a problem?

I have a decent enough eating habit except I do drink a lot of tea with suger in it (an addiction really). Will this be a problem?

Probably.: If you are drinking any sugared beverage throughout the day you are at great risk of tooth decay and diabetes. Try to enjoy the flavor of the tea itself. Warning, substituting lemon for the sugar will also risk cavities if bathing the teeth in it all day! ...Read more

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I am 160lbs, 5'8" male. How much coffee would be acceptable to drink without worrying about creating a dependance or addiction?

I am 160lbs, 5'8" male. How much coffee would be acceptable to drink without worrying about creating a dependance or addiction?

Caffeine addiction: One can become physiologically habituated to caffeine by drinking only 1-2 cups of coffee per day. You would notice this if you used coffee daily for awhile, and then stopped suddenly. Caffeine withdrawal leads to headache, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, foggy-headed thinking, etc. ...Read more

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Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?

Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?

Pop: Pleasurable to most people in moderation, it needs to be gradually substituted with another pleasurable but not harmful material, such as ginger ale or sparkling water. ...Read more

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My brother is addicted to alcohol . How can I help him to come out of this addiction. Started drinking in morning also.He is diabetic and has bp, depre?

My brother is addicted to alcohol . How can I help him to come out of this addiction. Started drinking in morning also.He is diabetic and has bp, depre?

Is Alanon in India?: Alanon is part of the 12-step programs. It has the best success rate helping people who love or care about an alcoholic. If you can find a meeting, please go. Otherwise read what you can on their approach. There is only a little you can do for him but to be honest, caring and firm in refusing to help him hurt himself. It is very hard (as you know) and alanon offers support. Have faith in yourself. ...Read more

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How can I break my addiction to soda and drink more water?

How can I break my addiction to soda and drink more water?

Soda: Set a plan & pursue it. Determination & will power help. Also adding non-sugar flavors to your water such as lemon, might substitute. ...Read more