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Doctor insights on: How You Know You Re Addicted To Dip

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Hi, i tried dip for about 3 months and i stopped because i felt myself getting addicted. My gums, and cheek have been sore, my jaw even hurt a little.?

Hi, i tried dip for about 3 months and i stopped because i felt myself getting addicted. My gums, and cheek have been sore, my jaw even hurt a little.?

Glad you stopped: That is one foul habit. Aside from the nasty aesthetics, causes lots of oral and dental problems, including tooth loss, and cancer. Also associated with other cancers, heart disease, addictive. Visit your dentist. ...Read more

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I am a current addict to smoking herion. I relapse due to emotions. On Suboxone. But can opiates help maintain depression? No one understands me.

I am a current addict to smoking herion. I relapse due to emotions. On Suboxone. But can opiates help maintain depression? No one understands me.

Yes and no: Sometimes people use opiates or heroin because of depression. Sometimes people develop depression because of their use of care when or opiates. The term dual diagnosis is usually used when people have an addiction problem plus a depression problem. Both things need to be treated. Antidepressants counseling or exercise would help with the depression. ...Read more

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Could you be a sex addict if you're a virgin?

Could you be a sex addict if you're a virgin?

Possibly: If you are addicted to pornographic movies & videos &/or can't control very frequent urges to masturbate & self gratify. Suggest you seek counselng if this "obsession" is interfering with you life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What're some signs of a person being addicted to painkillers?

What're some signs of a person being addicted to painkillers?

Addiction: A person who has lost control on medication use. Takes more that prescribed, attempts to borrow, but or steal medication and drugs from others. Uses meds for purposes other than intended. ...Read more

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What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

difficult question: Not sure what you mean by addiction. If you are on chronic pain medications this can be a very difficult, though not impossible issue. If they are psych medications for depression, anxiety, etc this may as equally difficult. To answer your question, more info on the drug(s) is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you know if you're addicted to sex?

How can you know if you're addicted to sex?

Sources of help: See Dr. Lavi's excellent description, which applies also to any addictive behavior. Addictive behavior deserves assistance. Psychiatric evaluation(I recommend primary care referral) can get to an underlying reason for the behavior, &meds may help,&cognitive behavioral therapy & support groups can be very helpful; ask psychiatrist/social worker/counselor for recommendation of a local support group. ...Read more

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How will you know that you're getting addicted to sex?

How will you know that you're getting addicted to sex?

Affects normal life: Sexual addiction disorders are typically defined by the amount of time spent pursuing and engaging in sexual activity. If the desire to have sex and the act of having sex itself are interfering with your normal daily activities and/or relationships with others, or you find yourself engaging in dangerous situations to satisfy yourself, it is time to seek evaluation by a psychiatrist/ psychologist. ...Read more

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What do you do when you're addicted to computer games?

What do you do when you're addicted to computer games?

Sell your computer: Presumably your addiction is a problem that causes some sort of psychosocial pain. It may seem incomprehensible, but you may need to sell your computer. You want to put as many barriers between you and the addiction as possible. Develop a support group and have someone to call when the urge to play games develops. Or get really good, and somehow harness your addiction to help the greater good. ...Read more