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If my addiction doesn't seem to interfere with my family and career, should I bother treating it?

If my addiction doesn't seem to interfere with my family and career, should I bother treating it?

See below: Then maybe it's not an addiction or maybe you and the family are in denial. Addiction is defined by negative consequences, and continued use despite this. However with an addiction and relationships usually all people are affected and are "ill" in someway.However because all families have there dynamics, and this is what is normal for them, they may not be aware that the addiction is harming them. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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I have 4 kids 11, 7, 3, 1 and want 3 or 4 more . Some family think i'm addicted to babies , but i don't think i'm. What qualify as baby addiction?

Goodness! Addiction?: Addictions are characterized by a preoccupation with something that interferes with the normal function of your life. If you are healthy, and can afford to support a large family, great. If you can't support the kids and you are putting your health at risk, examine your motives. Some people are enchanted by little babies, but aren't enthralled by teens. Remember, you have them forever! ...Read more

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How can you stop a family member from a maurijuana addiction?

How can you stop a family member from a maurijuana addiction?

You can't: You can only control your life. You can not stop an addict unless they want to stop. Also, examine what behaviors you exhibit which "support" the addiction...And stop doing them. ...Read more

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How do I tell my family/friends I need help with my addiction?

Do a family meeting: To engage friends and family members to help support one's treatment for addiction, one should select several friends and family members for a meeting at the beginning of treatment. He should choose people who tend to enjoy helping others during illnesses and crises, yet he may want to avoid being overly demanding of friends and family members. ...Read more

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Could my addiction be causing family problems?

Could my addiction be causing family problems?

Without a doubt : If you have an addiction to a substance and have a family everybody is affected in some way. Sometimes subtle sometimes dramatically. Addiction is a disease of the entire family and good recovery usually requires everybody to get help. It's why al-anon exists. ...Read more

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If I have an addiction, should I get counseling for my family?

Priority you now: Taking responsibility for your behavior and being open is the first step - you can set an example by doing the right thing for yourself and your family next. ...Read more

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Can pill addiction run in the family?

Can pill addiction run in the family?

Nature vs. Nurture: Yes, what we see modeled by others impacts our behavior. How much comes from genetic predisposition and how much is learned behavior is debatable. Recent research indicates that genes are not our destiny. Please don't use the fact that others drink in the family as an excuse for your own choices. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to help a family member from his gambling addiction?

Can you tell me how to help a family member from his gambling addiction?

Express your concern: ; encourage him or her to try out ga (gambler's anonymous). It is free, confidential and beneficial. ...Read more

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What's multidimensional family therapy for addiction?

What's multidimensional family therapy for addiction?

Multidimensional : Multidimensional family therapy (mdft) is a comprehensive, family-based outpatient or partial hospitalization (day treatment) program for substance-abusing adolescents. Both the teen and family develop more effective coping and problem-solving skills for better decision-making. It helps the family improve its functioning -- a protective factor against substance abuse & related problems. ...Read more

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Stress, caused by gambling addiction and family commitments?

Stress, caused by gambling addiction and family commitments?

Not sure: What the specific question is, but these are serious issues that could b helped by therapy and medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more