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How You Know You Re Addicted To Dip
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
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.?
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
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
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
If I take tadalafil for ED, ist cause addict to the drug? Without drug cannot do intercause? Or can take this drug for short term use? What r sideffct
What is your?: Not sure what you are asking. Tadalafil is NOT addictive. It is indicated to treat erectile dysfunction and/or benign prostatic hypertrophy. Most common side effect is muscle pain. If you develop any visual or hearing problems after taking the drug stop. The drug can be used daily or on demand. ...Read more
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
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
No, that is not true:
No, not always. Cigarette addiction takes many years of "sobriety, " and sufficient time, probably measured in years, must pass before you may consider yourself "addiction-free."
i believe that willpower and mindfulness play important roles in abstinence. One must be willing to not smoke and to utilize the knowledge that cravings pass if wait them out. ...Read more
Good question: Simple answer, don't use substances that can be addictive. This is the safest approach espcially if you have a strong family history of addiction in your family. I will leave it at that, that is the best way to avoid becoming addicted, period. Be healthy, eat right, exercise, have a good network of friends, talk about your feelings, use healthy coping methods to deal with life stressors. ...Read more
There really isn't 1: Because "addict" is not a medical term, and actually our field is coming around to eliminate the words "addict' and "alcoholic" from our vocabularies. The formal term for the disorder is "substance use disorder, " where you put the drug involved up front - like "alcohol use disorder" or "opiate use disorder." There are 11 criteria, and if 7 or more present, that is a "severe" disorder= addiction. ...Read more
Overeaters Anonymous: There is a set of self-evaluation questions on the oa web site at www. Oa.Org. Oa uses the same 12 steps as aa. It is not a "diet club, " but is an effective way out of the misery of compulsive eating. As one oa member described, "in oa I can face my stuff instead of stuffing my face.". ...Read more
Yes?: From a biological standpoint yes in my opinion, people can be sober 10, 20 or more years and still relapse severely if the substance is reintroduced. From a recovery standpoint identifying as an addict is very helpful for most. It keeps people in recovery; grounded, humble and reminds them where they were. Some don't take this same view which may work for them, but most can't escape their biology. ...Read more
Please repost: And explain what you mean by "addicted" and what you mean by "control." Does "addicted" mean you put your hand under your clothes and do it in public or out on the street, or at work, school or parties? Do you do it alone, with friends, or with strangers? By "control" mean do you mean you want to stop doing it altogether or just less often than every five minutes? ...Read more
Possible, yes: Likely no. If a person never takes the first drink or drug, they can never get dependent on it. Addiction is more than the amount of drug that is used; it is when the drug hijacks your life, you are no longer in control of it, it causes harm in your life, yet you don't stop, you try to stop it, and maybe you can for a while, but you go back to it. Use despite harm and loss of control are major. ...Read more
Wouldn't it be great: If we had the ability to convince an addict that they have a real problem and that they need help. People often don't see what they refuse to see. I would share your concerns and even offer the addict in your life to take them to a 12 step program. But remember, that you can't control what an addict thinks or does. ...Read more
Most addicts have very strong defense mechanisms. Denial, literally they just can't see the problem. They justify, minimize, rationalize, intellectualize, lots more " izes".
One component of addiction is conflict with others. I don't know you, so all I have is my knowledge of how addiction works. I recommend finding a local counselor or other professional to help all of you figure it out. Good luck. ...Read more
Interesting question: The idea of true "addiction" involves using more of a substance or doing more of a behavior intended, despite clear negative effects on health or aspects of life like relationships, work, school, etc. Do you abdicate important responsibilities like being a parent or spouse, in favor of music? Music can be a very nice part of life. Can be used to "tune out" others too, if headphones always on. ...Read more
Possibly: Drinking to alter how you are feeling, to relieve boredom, loneliness are risk factors for an alcohol disorder. Drinking more than 14 drinks for men, or 7 per week for women is at risk drinking and may indicate an alcohol disorder. One glass of wine at dinner not a problem. Ask yourself, why are you drinking alone, if it's to make a negative feeling better, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Anything done in excess is unhealthy. It is important to notice how you feel after a binge session with your drug of choice (tech). Feeling guilty for not completing a task instead? Unfulfilled? Lonely? Listless? Sad? Useless? These all all signs that there may be an underlying untreated reason for your excessive use. Talk to a psychologist to help you better cope and balance out your life ...Read more
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