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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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