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Lottery Ticket Addiction In Children
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
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
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
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
A lot: You sound correctly concerned. Now let's confer with an excellent psychiatrist. For you! For the kids! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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