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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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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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What do I do to get over an addiction?

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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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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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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How to get over a hydrocodone addiction?

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How to get over a hydrocodone addiction?

Opiate addiction: Please see an addiction doctor in your area to get treatment. There are inpatient and outpatient options for you to get off opiates. There are resources in communities to help people like you to recover. ...Read more

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How can I get over my serious food addiction?

How can I get over my serious food addiction?

Any addiction: Will require professional assistance and a strong support structure. It will not be easy, but with the right scenario you can do it! Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over food addiction?

Is there a best way to get over food addiction?

Food addiction: Consult a nutritionist that specializes in functional medicine to outline a transition program for you. This can be challenging but transitioning to a healthier lifestyle that combines gentle exercise with relaxation and things like yoga or tai chi, can help with the problem. This is challenging, but you can do it. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over an addiction to food?

Is there a best way to get over an addiction to food?

Seek help/food diary: It is well worth it to find a provider specializing in addiction and food to help you explore your eating issues. While you're searching for a provider, keep a food diary -- what happened before you started eating, how did you feel before and after you ate on the emotional level. The diary might help you to see patterns in your eating, which will be helpful in resolution of the problem. ...Read more

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I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

Facebook addiction: Entice your teenager to work out, either at home or at the gym. Get her involved in community activities, volunteering at the hospital or library, babysitting. Have her pick up a sport - the simplest ones are walking, running.And bike-riding. Most expensive proposition - go shopping. Also, develop hobbies like playing an instrument. Take up art lessons, dance, acting. No, don't substitute ipad. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over the addiction to cutting?

A good therapist: It is really important to work with a good therapist to deal with cutting behavior. Whether it is an addiction or not, it is serious and probably medication will be prescribed, but a behavioral strategy is also important. Hospitalization may be necessary to get this symptom under control and prevent a tragic event. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get over my iphone case addiction?

What is that?: I do not understand your addiction? Do you need new cases all the time? (in which case it is really a shopping addiction) or do you use your phone all the time? ...Read more

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I think I have an addiction to cutting myself. How do I get over this?

I think I have an addiction to cutting myself. How do I get over this?

Get help: A therapist can help you. Cutting is seen as non suicidal self harm that requires evaluation and treatment. Underlying conflicts, depression, past history of abuse and personality disorder may be involved. ...Read more

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How do I get over my addiction to pornagraphy and anything with naked women?

How do I get over my addiction to pornagraphy and anything with naked women?

SA: If you find that pornography is negatively impacting you socially, occupationally or in other ways - then consider sex addicts anonymous. It is free, anonymous and based on 12 steps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get over my addiction of overdosing myself with prescribed drugs whenever I am upset or angry?

Can you tell me how to get over my addiction of overdosing myself with prescribed drugs whenever I am upset or angry?

Analysis: Self destructive behavior suggests an inward hated or anger. Trying to understand the cause of that anger or Unforgiveness of self requires contemplation and insight, which may need some guidance from a therapist or psychologist. Opening up your thoughts and feelings to a trained therapist, can lead to a road of recovery. ...Read more

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How can I get over a masturbation addiction?

How can I get over a masturbation addiction?

What's an addiction?: If you are obsessed with erotica to the point that you are missing out on the other good things in life (work, play, real relationships), get with your personal physician for talk therapy and/or medication -- it's fairly easy to manage. Otherwise, all men and most women enjoy their bodies while alone; it keeps you comfortable and able to do other things &prepares you for adult life. It's good 4u. ...Read more

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Why is smoking addiction so hard to get over?

Why is smoking addiction so hard to get over?

Simply because. .: There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work. A substance or behavior that generates a more than expected reward can lead to incentive sensitization if the person is biologically predisposed to addiction. The faster the drug effect reaches and then leaves the brain, the more craving will develop, such as with nicotine or crack cocaine. ...Read more

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How do I get over my addiction to chewing gum?

How do I get over my addiction to chewing gum?

Habit not addiction: Chewing gum is more a habit than an addiction. You probably have gotten used to chewing which may relieve stress, or allow you to do something similar to fidgeting. You may use a gradual approach of switching to chewing something that only lasts a few minutes in your mouth, when you have cravings for gum. Find something else that you can do to relieve the momentary stress. ...Read more

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How long would it take to get over a nicotine addiction?

Start now: Nicotine is a formidable addiction tthat can be conquered one day at a time. The physical withdrawal takes a few days to a couple of weeks while the psychological can be much longer. The important thing is to get a plan and start. Talk to people who quit for support. ...Read more

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What motivates someone to get over drug or alcohol addiction?

What motivates someone to get over drug or alcohol addiction?

"hitting bottom": People in alcohol recovery (aa) say that addicts have to "hit bottom" before they accept the need to change. This varies from person to person... It could be a spouse leaving, losing a job, a medical complication, getting arrested, etc. Whatever it is, the person can't accept it, and becomes motivated to stop using the addictive substance. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get over an internet addiction?

What do you think I should do to get over an internet addiction?

Indispensable addict: Internet addiction is a serious problem, which is being realized today, 20 years after it was introduced to households. Internet addiction can be hard to treat since it isn't as dispensable in the same manner drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and gambling are. Cognitive behavioral therapy, individual and group counseling may be effective. Underlying depression, if present, should be treated. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get over my "internet" addiction?

What do you think I should do to get over my "internet" addiction?

Indispensable addict: Internet addiction is a serious problem, which is being realized today, 20 years after it was introduced to households. Internet addiction can be hard to treat since it isn't as dispensable in the same manner drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and gambling are. Cognitive behavioral therapy, individual and group counseling may be effective. Underlying depression, if present, should be treated. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over addiction to p*rn and masturbation?

Is there a best way to get over addiction to p*rn and masturbation?

You really have it?: All guys enjoy erotica; the best is tasteful & respectful. Imagine folks really in love; avoid the vulgur & degrading. "sexual addictions" are obsession with erotica or easy, casual pleasure that is obviously interfering with your learning / friendships / fitness / family time / job. If you truly have this, your doctor can treat / refer you. Best help will be to fall deeply & truly in love. ...Read more

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous: It takes a lifetime to stay stopped, but it can only be done one day at a time. You will need ongoing support. Overeaters anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength & hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. Find more info & meetings at www. Oa.Org. For more on sugar addiction, view "sugar: the bitter truth" by robert lustig md on youtube. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get over a nicotine addiction without any drugs?

What's the best way to get over a nicotine addiction without any drugs?

Nicotine addiction: People have found many methods helpful, including acupuncture, hypnosis, support groups, and relaxation training. You may have to try various methods and combinations, but all seem to require a sincere desire to stop the addiction. Some people just decide to quit and do so. ...Read more