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Doctor insights on: How To Get Over A Computer Addiction

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over computer addiction?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over computer addiction?

Highly variable: Therapy can give you a tremendous boost in controlling internet use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy provides step-by-step ways to stop compulsive internet behaviors and change your perceptions regarding internet and computer use. Therapy can also help you learn healthier ways of coping with uncomfortable emotions, such as stress, anxiety, or depression. ...Read more

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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 you get over an addiction?

How do you get over an addiction?

No easy answer: Depends on type of addiction (e.g., drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, eating). Nonetheless, abstinence is difficult to achieve and requires many changes (in lifestyle, friends, social life). Counseling and participation in self-help groups is very helpful. Medication may help. Relapses are common and not necessarily a sign of failure. Families of the addict should join self-help groups as well. ...Read more

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What do I do to get over an addiction?

Get help: The first step is to realize that you have a problem. Then seek help. This is a great informational website: http://www.Healpastlives.Com/future/cure/craddict.Htm. ...Read more

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How can I get over my porn addiction?

How can I get over my porn addiction?

Seek real love: All men look at images and enjoy their bodies as you do. It becomes an addiction when, and only when, you are losing time from other things you need to be doing -- job, study, learning, forming relationships. Porn is a dead-end as it presents unrealistic bodies ; scenarios. Think about the person you'll marry, get with your doctor if you need to for thought / talk rx and maybe medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over porn addiction?

What can I do to get over porn addiction?

Live richly: All men enjoy images that showcase the body's beauty & tasteful love. But watching porn is a dead-end road; seeing near-perfect bodies creates dissatisfaction with yours / your partner's and does nothing to develop you as a person which you need to do. It does release Dopamine which feels good & a physician may offer a low dose of an antidepressant as you recover. Live rich, don't be a spectator. ...Read more

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What do I do to get over a shoplifting addiction?

What do I do to get over a shoplifting addiction?

Seek help.: You may want to have psychiatric and neurological evaluations to see if there are any brain disorders underlying your shoplifting behavior. You may seek help from a therapist or counselor. ...Read more

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I might have a gum addiction. How do I get over this?

I might have a gum addiction. How do I get over this?

Gum addiction?: I don't think that chewing gum is addictive. Do you spend time thinking about how you will get gum and more gum? When you don't have gum do you crave gum? Does chewing gum cause you difficulty in your ability to function at work or in your social life.?Do you tell yourself you should stop chewing gum but find you just can't? Do others tell you they think you have a problem with gum? Let me know! ...Read more

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I have an addiction to potatoes. How can I get over it?

Carbs: You won't like my answer. But if you have an addiction to potatoes - you may need to work to reduce your carb intake. Try healthy raw vegetables instead of so many potatoes. It is recommended that you get five servings of veggies and four of fruit per day. Try eating veggies other than potatoes. Don't buy the potatoes and don't keep them in your kitchen. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I help my brother get over his addiction to morphine?

How can I help my brother get over his addiction to morphine?

With help/commitment: Big question. Is he asking for help, or not? Is he saying "i should quit" or "i want to quit"? Should is a word that sounds like "i need to..." but really means"...But i'm not".Is this your idea or his?Nowadays, morphine is not a street addiction, it's usually medical. Have him talk to his doc. Street addictions are usually oxy-/hydrocodone. Narc-anon is another place to start if no md can help. ...Read more

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How effective is hypnotherapy in getting people to get over their addictions?

How effective is hypnotherapy in getting people to get over their addictions?

Quite effective: Hypnosis can definitely help the emotional/mental and habitual patterns of an addiction (for example, smoking). It can also help strengthen your willpower which can help you cope with the detox symptoms. ...Read more

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