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How To Overcome Your Addiction Of Watching Dramas
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
Tough question: No simple answer to this question. My belief's that a person MUST RESOLVE to change their behavior NOW. Not for convenience sake, or because someone else said but because they believe it is best for them. Next, they must find people sharing their point of view, passionately, & who can dedicate themselves to helping this person reach their goal (usually treatment Center setting). All the best! ...Read more
You just started: You acknowledged that there is a problem. You cannot stop anyone else from drinking, but if you want to stop, others around you will help. You probably cannot stop this by yourself, but there are things that you can learn and people you can get to know that will be very helpful. Congratulations on taking the first step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may depend on: Your reasons for exercise. Are you trying to keep your weight down, build your muscles up, or can't give up your runner's high. In all cases, some fear is keeping you going. Figuring out what scares you about slowing down your exercise routine will give you a hint about how to reduce it. Discussing,these worries with a professional will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment/Support: Find someone who specializes in addictions, to help you design a plan to deal with urges, stress, find out triggers, and the big "why?" question. Additionally, stopping addiction might bring you a sense of loss -- with all the emotions a sense of loss carries and it needs to be worked through. It's a lot of work, but doable. Good luck! ...Read more
Very difficult: This would be very difficult to do by yourself. Working with online gamers anonymous might be more helpful: http://www.Olganon.Org/ there would at least be some support for you, as well as a process of recovery. You might consider seeing a psychiatrist as well, to check for any other conditions that might sabotage your recovery. Good luck. ...Read more
Let's talk: The type, severity, & pervasiveness of the ld will determine its treatment. Obviously, the ld needs to be described & appropriate interventions made. Yes, it's possible to overcome a long standing ld if the patient has the desire and fortitude to try. Many appropriate accommodations occur in le patients, some of which they are entirely unaware of. Seek help from developmental doc & therapists. ...Read more
Few people treat: Few people treat chocolate, sugar or caffeine addictions although they are very common and hard to overcome. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stop. ...Read more
Tarot cards: What are you looking for from the tarot cards? Advice? Predictions? How are your relationships with live people you can talk with and enjoy doing things with? These are crucial issues for you. You've seemingly noticed that one activity is receiving an inordinate amount of your time. I know of no 12 step group specifically for tarot card users, but personal counseling may help you move on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifetime,1 day @time: It gets easier over time but most people need ongoing support to stay stopped for any type of addiction. Try marijuana anonymous @ www.Marijuana-anonymous.Org. Check local drug treatment programs too. There is lots of hope and help, you are not alone and don't have to do it on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get help: There are many psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who specialize in dealing with compulsive sexual behaviors. Boston has a huge number of them. There are many different forms that paraphilias can take, but the basic approach uses a combination of cognitive behavioral techniques to change behavior, while working on trauma history to find the cause ...Read more
Salt addiction: Daily recommended salt intake is 1, 500 mg. Or two thirds of teaspoon of salt. Some suggestions are to cut down fast foods intake, cook with non-processed ingredients & season with spices other than salt. Limiting your table salt intake with not just benefit your heart, it will help keep your weight down. ...Read more
Not ONE answer: America and much of the western world (and increasingly the developing world) are in the middle of an obesity epidemic, and sugar "addiction" is just one part of that. Sometimes, overeating represents underlying psychological/emotional issues, and a mental health professional can help. There are many ways to diet and to make better food choices. Talk to your doctor, and consider seeing dietician. ...Read more
SmartPhone Addiction: Gallup poll shows half of American smartphone users "can't imagine" life without their device. Here are research-backed tips to kick the habit: 1) recognize UR problem--studies have linked phone dependency to stress, anxiety, poor cognitive performance; 2) set short-term goals & wean 1/2 hour between stealing peeks; 3) give your contacts a heads up; 4) shut it down before bed. Ref: Time,7/27/15 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradually: Zopiclone is like all of the other "z-drugs" for insomnia that are called "non-benzodiazepines" due to their chemical structure, but cause the same chemical effects in the brain as benzos, and will lead to the same sort of tolerance and benzo withdrawal symptoms. Either reduce it very gradually, or have your physician switch you to valium then gradually taper dosage over of several months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatric Help: As with most addictions- psychiatric evaluation and treatment can be beneficial. ...Read more
How can I overcome my addictions without the use of pills...I am trying so hard but in detox they gave me valuum and suriquil . Pills for opiots?
Detox: Neither valium nor seroquil is a replacement for the opioid. Both however will help you to relax. Without using a "replacement" medication like suboxone or Methadone you need excellent support. I would suggest inpatient treatment or very close observation by a friend or family member at home. ...Read more
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