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Doctor insights on: How Often To People Get A New Addiction After Quitting An Old One

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I agree with the theory that people just trade one addiction for another so how can I get addicted to exercise?

I agree with the theory that people just trade one addiction for another so how can I get addicted to exercise?

By exercising: Exercise tends to be self perpetuating....The more you do it, the better you feel, and the more you want to exercise. Further, when you've established the exercise habit (not addiction), then on days you don't exercise you will notice you don't feel as well, which will make you want to refrain from missing exercise. ...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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My boyfriend has an addiction to oxycontin, how can I get him to quit?

Addiction: First, he needs to want to quit. The following is a good resourse for both of you: http://suboxone.Com/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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How can I support a loved one who is quiting a smoking addiction?

Help avoid triggers: Perhaps avoid environmental triggers........Help them remember their supportive meds like chantix....... Talk to them about what their triggers are...... ...Read more

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Hello my Age Is 14..From One Year I Started A Very Bad Habit Masturbation...... It has Weakened My Body i Want to To Get Addiction From This Bad Hab?

Hello my Age Is 14..From One Year I Started A Very Bad Habit Masturbation...... It has Weakened My Body  i Want to To Get Addiction  From This Bad Hab?

Choice of activities: Find a new favorite activity - jogging, bicycling, weight lifting - or a new hobby - or a project you can work on with your family or friends. It's not a bad habit, but you could find one that strengthens your body and makes you feel good about yourself. ...Read more

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Should my boyfriend get prescribed suboxone? My boyfriend wants to start being prescribed Suboxone for his opiate addictions. Personally i don't think he has an addiction. He does do opiates on occasion and at one point was addicted to heroin. When he

Should my boyfriend get prescribed suboxone? My boyfriend wants to start being prescribed Suboxone for his opiate addictions.  Personally i don't think he has an addiction.  He does do opiates on occasion and at one point was addicted to heroin.  When he

Sounds like an addic: To me. It's not up to you to decide if he has a problem. This is about him. Sounds like he does. Suboxone is no panacea. He will not feel high. People fail therapy if not motivated. Drug addiction kills people. Every day. Support him and help him get help if he needs it. Go to meetings with him. Suboxone is a way to get off opiates. Then get off the suboxone. Get into a good life. Be well. ...Read more

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If i don't have at least one bottle of pepsi a day i get a headache and tremors plus anxiety could there be an addiction as soon as i drink some i feel?

If i don't have at least one bottle of pepsi a day i get a headache and tremors plus anxiety could there be an addiction as soon as i drink some i feel?

Caffeine dependence: Sounds like caffeine dependence. Try a slow taper off or try drinking some tea? Take a tea bag, soak it water then dump, the tea and make a second cup with the same tea bag. There should be less caffeine in it.I still always recommend seeing your pcp for new inset headaches to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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I live just over the border in Vancouver BC. However my father is American & lives there. I know Canada & the United States offer different treatment options in some areas. So my question is about Opiate Addiction & what treatment options, new & old u can

Several: suboxone, methadone are substitutes. Long acting injectible blockers prevent getting high. Then, there's outpatient (suboxone/blockers). Specialized clinic (methadone) and inpatient and/or residential settings. and 12 step programs. You might want a directed question to me; I am board certified in addiction. ...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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How can one fight addiction?

How can one fight addiction?

Find a specialist: To help with your addiction, see someone who specializes in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry. The american society of addiction medicine (www.Asam.Org) and the american academy of addiction psychiatry (www.Aaap.Org) can steer you to experts in your area. ...Read more

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