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I Think I Am Addicted To Cannabis
Probably: If you think you are, you probably are. Cannabis can be very addictive. Fortunately, there is no physical addiction and no withdrawal symptoms when you stop. More importantly, the first and most important step in stopping any addiction is to recognize you have a problem and you have already taken that step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask a loved one: Most people with addictions tend to have lots of denial about their own problems, many defence mechinisms are use, they rationalize, justify, intellectualize, blame their use on circumstances or others for their problem. Is what you are doing causing problems in other areas, have you tried to stop and can't or feel horrible when doing so. Is life a lot more complicated than it should be! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Depression is common. Symptoms can affect day-to-day life and can become very distressing. Treatments include talking (psychological) treatments and antidepressant medicines. Treatment takes time to work but has a good chance of success. Please see your Doctor for assessment. http://patient.info/health/depression-leaflet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I am having a nervous breakdown and I feel that I am never going to quit crying help me please?
I am addicted to coffee. Is it bad for you? How do I quit? I feel I get anxious when. I drink it. I am on antidepressants. No drink=withdrawal
Marijuana paranoia: Your paranoia could be mild or could involve a full-blown drug-induced psychosis. Psychosis means loss of contact with reality. If your paranoia shows that your thoughts are beyond mild suspiciousness, your problem is severe and would suggest that stopping marijuana use might be important. If these symptoms continue medical help is warranted. ...Read more
How can I stop eating unhealthy food? I believe I am addicted to it. If I stop abruptly I feel deprived.
See below: Make small EASY changes every few days. Add a healthy food and reduce or eliminate an unhealthy choice every few days. If the urge for a favorite food is too strong to resist, give yourself permission to take just a smaller portion than usual without feeling guilty. For more information on the Mediterranean Diet see http://bit.ly/1Bdzwix and http://bit.ly/1rTjasA ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Laxative addiction: You might want to attend a meeting of overeaters anonymous (oa). Laxative addiction may be a form of bulimia, and you may find support in oa from others who are recovering from this disorder. You may also want to be evaluated by your primary care physician or internist, since you laxative addiction may have dangerous metabolic consequences. ...Read more
Possibly: The fact that you asked the question is a big clue. However this does not mean you are addicted to morphine. Addiction requires you to involve improper behavior patterns to obtain or maintain your morphine medications, i.e., steal, or involve in illegal activities. You should seek advice from a pain specialist or drug detox center for more info. ...Read more
I am a marijuana addict. I cannot stop smoking weed. I have tried to quit for weeks and failed. I need help.
Meditation: Meditation is an excellent way to reduce anxiety without medication. There are guided meditations that you can get on cd's or you could also get an anxiety self help book for other anti-anxiety exercises. Here are some sample meditations http://markspsychiatry.Com/self-help/meditation-room/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some clues: Do you constantly think about your next dose? Do you repeatedly run out of your medicine early? Do you sometimes lose track of how many doses you take? Do you think a lot about obtaining or taking this medicine? Has anyone close to you suggested that you might be addicted? Does the medicine not help you function the way you used to? These could be clues that you are addicted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Real addiction?: It's very difficult for either gender not to touch themselves especially when there's no partner for a while. This isn't an addiction. Enjoy yourself and keep comfortable; think nice things (maybe about the girl you'll marry). If you are obsessed with erotica and it's taking all your time & emotional energy, get with your physician for some medication &/or reprogramming talk rx; it'll make u bettr. ...Read more
Meditation, herbs &: People can become emotionally dependent on marijuana and often use it to calm anxiety. Finding other ways to calm yourself can help. I advise regular meditation, exercise, magnesium, b vitamins, herbs like tulsi (holy basil) & ashwagandha & Amino Acids 5-htp and l-theanine. Emotional freedom technique can help too- see eftuniverse.Com. Some find help with support groups like marijuana anonymous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This must be: Frightening for you. I would encourage you to seek psychiatric evaluation to get a better understanding of what is happening. In the meantime , good self-care is essential. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi or yoga. ...Read more
I think I am mentally ill I imagine symptoms and make myself depressed I can't cope I try to not to it but I can't help it's breaking me?
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