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What are the symptoms of lottery ticket addiction?

What are the symptoms of lottery ticket addiction?

See DSM: Essentially, when instead of the pleasure it becomes problematic. The person is preoccupied with the habit; spends more and more time gambling; when is not gambling, is irritable, unhappy; using of gambling instead of other responsibilities; the gambler is chasing his losses; there is no control over the habit; the consequences – legal and financial from gambling, etc. I treat is with "extinction. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Lottery ticket addiction?

What is the definition or description of: Lottery ticket addiction?

The same as for: Any addiction. The four main components are 1) mood altering behavior, 2) compulsive, 3) does damage and 4) can't stop it despite the damage done. The modifiers for addictions are 1) tolerance, 2) dependence, 3 craving and 4) bingeing vs. Chronic use patterns. Here's a reference:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/addictions. Html ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lottery ticket addiction?

What is the treatment for lottery ticket addiction?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. ...Read more

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I am worried about my children. Are there good ways to raise them so they will avoid addiction?

I am worried about my children. Are there good ways to raise them so they will avoid addiction?

Yes: Love them unconditionally. Be honest with them, encourage them to share with you. Play with them. Have boundries with them. Encourage extracirricular actives such as sports, music, the arts. Let them know certain things you will not tolerate in your house such as underage drinking or drug use. Take a good look at your own "habits". Know their friends, don't be afraid to be nosey. And pray like heck. ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read more

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Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Children with Fetal: Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have deficits in executive functions because alcohol targets & kills neurons in the fetal frontal cortex. Inability to understand cause-&-effect, learn from mistakes, control impulses & resist peer pressure ^ risk of alcoholism & substance abuse in teens with FASD separately from genetic loading for mental illness & addiction. See www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov/Index. Aspx ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that a pregnant woman's smoking predisposes her children to any addiction?

Is there any evidence that a pregnant woman's smoking predisposes her children to any addiction?

Smoking vs pregnancy: Pregnancy is simply not the time to smoke wherupon nicotine byproducts are absorbed by the fetus as well as carbon monoxide. (yes, the stuff from car exhausts!). Addictions such as smoking can be environmentally transmitted to infants and children by parents, but I do not know of any double blind study implicating a predisposition intra-natally due to high risk to the fetuses as research subjects. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about an addiction to amphetamine I have a very busy life style with children also a full time job I am desperate?

Is there anything I can do about an addiction to amphetamine I have a very busy life style with children also a full time job I am desperate?

Malignant cancer: Addiction is a disease that eats your life away as well as the lives of your loved ones, including your children. If you were diagnosed with a potentially rapidly spreading cancer would you not stop working as to fight for a cure? Unfortunately the poison clouds the mind of it's prey, preventing it from conceptualizing the problem as an urgent medical issue. ...Read more

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How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

A Lot: There is controversy over whether these traits are genetic in origin, altho I believe they may be. But the modeling behavior of parenting is clearly a factor. ...Read more

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How much of a role does alcohol abuse by parents play in developing addiction in children?

How much of a role does alcohol abuse by parents play in developing addiction in children?

A lot: You sound correctly concerned. Now let's confer with an excellent psychiatrist. For you! For the kids! ...Read more

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What causes addiction to buying lottery tickets?

What causes addiction to buying lottery tickets?

Gambler's fallacy: The "gambler's fallacy" is the belief that "this time i'll win it big." for some folks, this is an irresistable urge that drives them to spend all of their money, whether it be on lotto tickets, at the craps table, slot machines or on sporting events. Groups like celebrate recovery and gambler's anonymous are very important to overcoming this. If this is you, seek help and support today. ...Read more

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I went to see my aunt today so wonderin what alcohol/drugs cause squirmin n lot more gigglin to she has history of alcohol n dtug addiction please hel?

I went to see my aunt today so wonderin what alcohol/drugs cause squirmin n lot more gigglin to she has history of alcohol n dtug addiction please hel?

Could be anything: Getting "high" usually includes a sense of euphoria and decreased inhibition. The symptoms you describe could be from abuse of almost anything or even represent an underlying medical or psychological condition. Have you talked to her about getting help? Also, not to be judgemental, but I hope you are not on all 3 of the medications on your profile at the same time. Opiates can be addictive. ...Read more

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Can I cure my addiction?

Can I cure my addiction?

Yes: Yes you can - need a support system to deal with stress management and coping - being clean is only half the battle developing healthy stress management will be the key of being drug free. ...Read more

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How can I stop addiction?

How can I stop addiction?

Recovery program: For any addiction, you need help from your physician, often also an addiction medicine doctor, and a support group that works with the substance or behavior you're using addictively. If the addiction medicine doctor is not a psychiatrist, you also need a psychiatric evaluation so that any conditions complicating your recovery can be treated. Bottom line: don't do it alone, and you don't have to! ...Read more

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What medications treat addiction?

What medications treat addiction?

Addiction: Depends on the substance the person is addicted to, for example Antabuse (disulfiram) or Campral for alcohol addiction. ...Read more

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What are some healthy addictions?

What are some healthy addictions?

None: Any addiction is by definition unhealthy, you want to know about health habits- eat right, excercise and be happy. ...Read more

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How to stop my cheating addiction?

How to stop my cheating addiction?

Replace the behavior: Some addictions may be addressed by either treatment with therapy or an attempt to stop the unwanted behavior on your own. Cheating addiction would fall into this group. To use the phone less, you may try substituting the behavior with another rewarding but more useful behavior such as exercise. There may also be problems with the primary relationship that should be addressed in couples therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause addiction to a song?

What can cause addiction to a song?

Habit: You may become so used to a particular song that it becomes sort of hard wired into the brain. In other words - it can become a habit. ...Read more

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How can you stop my chip addiction?

How can you stop my chip addiction?

Few people treat: Few people treat chip addictions. 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 hbp from salt intake, stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stop. ...Read more

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What are common pros about addiction?

NO: I can not think of one pro. Addiction robs you of your money, family, job and future. ...Read more

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How do I remove addiction to alochol?

How do I remove addiction to alochol?

Alcohol Addiction: I commend you for your desire to overcome Alcohol Addiction.
Let the Wise Man within you ask:

•Reasons to use Alcohol
•Effects on Physical, intellectual, Emotional, social, and Spiritual Health
Depression, Anxiety, Blackouts, DUI
•Effect on Relationships, Finances
•Need to see Psychiatrist for Alcohol use, Tolerance, Addiction
•Alcohol Rehab Program, AA Meetings
•Therapy for stresses in life. ...Read more

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What does addiction recovery entail?

Learning to cope: We can consider addictions as diseases in which one's motives are distorted so that pursuing a substance becomes more important than anything else. Recovery from addiction entails reordering one's life without the addictive substance. After detoxification and a period of grief one learns to live without the substance. ...Read more

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What is the hardest addiction to quit?

Depends: Some substances are inherently more addictive, like heroin and nicotine. But it really depends on the individual. Ex someone may be addicted to both Cocaine and marijuana, they may give up the Cocaine but have much more difficulty with the marijuana. Or they give up alcohol and the cigarettes still hold a powerful grip. I would say the last addictive substance is the most difficult, but can be don. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop my addiction?

What should I do to stop my addiction?

Get help.: Addiction is a medical disorder that left untreated can become a chronic problem or cause death. You are wanting to quit so you are the kind of person I enjoy helping. Call a substance abuse counselor or an addiction psychiatrist. The good news is addiction is very treatable. I am happy you are seeking help. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the tests for food addiction?

What are the tests for food addiction?

There are no "tests": And food addiction is not really recognized, in those terms. There are a number of disorders, including overeating and obesity, bulimia and anorexia nervosa among the eating disorders. That being said, there is an organization called Overeaters Anonymous (or OA) that uses 12 step principles to help those who eat more than they need. There are many ways to diet. See your doctor and a dietician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food addiction?

What are the symptoms of food addiction?

Not yet agreed upon: Since food addiction is not yet officially recognized, diagnostic criteria have not been agreed upon. It was acknowledged in the most recent version of the DSM, which basically means it was agreed that the condition warrants further study. You might find the following website helpful: http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/mental-health-food-addiction. Best ...Read more

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How do I stop my addiction to videogames?

Lifestyle changes: Any addiction involves an addiction to a specific lifestyle which players a major role in recovery. ...Read more

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Is the potential for addiction hereditary?

Is the potential for addiction hereditary?

Yes: If your mother was an alcoholic you are 50% more likely to become an alcoholic ; or marry an alcoholic. Sons of alcoholic fathers have similar chances of developing the disease. It is assumed that some of this is due to hereditary issues ; some is learned behavior. It is better to avoid alcohol as much as possible if the disease runs in the family. ...Read more

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What are some tips on breaking addictions?

What are some tips on breaking addictions?

Substitution.: Progressive substitution of safer habits can be helpful. For instance, substitute nicotine gum or lozenges for cigarettes. Then slowly substitute spearmint gum or breath mints for the nicotine gum or lozenges.
Substitute carrot sticks and celery for chips and candy.
Substitute playing sports or other athletic endeavors such as walking for betting on sporting events. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Lottery Ticket Addiction (Definition)

Any addiction. The four main components are 1) mood altering behavior, 2) compulsive, 3) does damage and 4) can't stop it despite the damage done. The modifiers for addictions are 1) tolerance, 2) dependence, 3 craving and 4) bingeing vs. Chronic use patterns. Here's a reference: ...Read more