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What are the symptoms of slot machine addiction?

What are the symptoms of slot machine 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: Slot machine addiction?

What is the definition or description of: Slot machine addiction?

Addictions are best: Described by looking at eight elements. The first four define whether or not addiction exists: 1) It is mood altering, 2) It's compulsive, 3) It creates hardship or damage and 4) One doesn't stop despite the damage. The next four aspects tell us how the addiction manifests: 1) Tolerance, 2) Dependence, 3) Craving and 4) Whether its chronic or bingeing in presentation. All addictions qualify. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for slot machine addiction?

What is the treatment for slot machine addiction?

Slot machine addicti: Firstly do not go to the casino, secondly move away from the casino thirdly seek the assistance of a psychologist who may be able to help if the other two do not. Lastly you can buy a small slot machine for your home and just play it in the comforts of your home. ...Read more

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Why are slot machines so addictive?

Why are slot machines so addictive?

Compulsive gambling: Slot machines are one form of gambling that may lead to compulsive gambling. Mutual support helps; consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. ...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 my addiction to drugs effect my child?

Yes: Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes. Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop addiction to drugs?

What can you do to stop addiction to drugs?

Get help...: Most addicts do not want to stop and think that they can stop on their own. An addiction is hard to overcome alone. Drugs activate parts of the brain that make you feel good, but the good feelings last for less and less time and you need more and more of the substance to get the high. Contact a therapist or rehab program get help asap. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my drug use is an addiction?

How can I tell if my drug use is an addiction?

Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance,
withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you take drugs occasionally, is there still a risk of addiction?

I'm just wondering, if you take drugs occasionally, is there still a risk of addiction?

Yes: There is always a risk for addiction even with occasional use. Here's a breakdown, provided by Herb Kleber, MD: 33% chance with nicotine, 25-30% chance with heroin and other opioids, 20% chance with cocaine, 10-15% chance with alcohol, 9% with weed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: addiction medicine?

What is the definition or description of: addiction medicine?

Docs specializing in: Drug abuse and pain management. Many different specialists may focus in this area, including psychiatrists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, and occupational medicine.
Complex area, as this could involve rehab, drug withdrawal, and ultimate revision of medicines and treatment. Could include focus on opioids, recreational drugs such as marijuana or cocaine, but in some cases alcohol and/or valium. ...Read more

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What causes drug addiction?

Socio economics: There are multiple factors, socio economics, exposure and culture, life style, upbringing and access to addictive substances. ...Read more

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How do I stop drug addiction?

How do I stop drug addiction?

Glutamine daily: Take glutamine 2 gm each time you have cravings join support group - it takes effort but you need support system like a 12 step sponsor. ...Read more

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What is a drug addiction hotline?

What is a drug addiction hotline?

See below: Http://www. Addictioncareoptions. Com/

(800) 784-6776.

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Is drug addiction chronical disease?

Yes: The addictions cross each other. If you stop drinking alcohol and start using pills you are still at the same spot.
And it may not be drugs alone. ..Gambling, food, sex, porn...And so forth may replace your drug of choice...But, in the end, however you slice it... You stand at the same, spot....Alone, miserable, disoriented...And once in a while thinking, where... Did all friends and loved one disappear.. ...Read more

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Can you please define drug addiction?

Can you please define drug addiction?

Psychiatric Disorder: Drug addiction is defined as the use of prescription or illegal drugs for reasons other than their intended use, causing impairment in one's ability to work, to engage in meaningful relationships, and to enjoy life. Addiction usually leads to dependence and tolerance making it very difficult to stop. There are many different forms of treatment. Your pmd can provide you with resources. ...Read more

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Is drug addiction a disease or a choice?

Recovery is a choice: Most people need treatment to help arrest there addiction, lots of help. Some choose that help and others don't, I'm not alway sure why. I will tell you this, it does not always have to do with how "bad" their addiction was or how much drugs or alcohol people used, at some point they just make that decision and accept the help they need, aa calls it a "spiritual awakening", its why I do this. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is drug addiction?

Destructive: Drug addiction postpones living life to the full and sometimes accelerates death. ...Read more

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Is drug addiction is a choice or a disease?

Is drug addiction is a choice or a disease?

Disease: It is often described as a chronic relapsing brain disease. Nobody chooses to become an addict. ...Read more

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How to help someone through drug addiction?

Depends on what you: Mean by 'help.' Nobody can make someone else change, but they can present their concerns, love, caring and arguments about how the problem is hurting them, and hope that it makes a dent. You can attend Alanon meetings for YOURSELF, and learn to deal with your anger, shame, guilt and other emotions related to your friend/family member. Again, be caring and supportive, but nagging doesn't work. ...Read more

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When is drug addiction considered a disease?

When is drug addiction considered a disease?

When a disease?: Most consider drug addiction or alcohol addiction a disease because an individual loses control over its use, and uses even when the addict and others around them are hurt by continued use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug addiction problem?

Can you tell me about drug addiction problem?

Too broad a question: Especially in 400 characters. Please ask your question again in terms of what YOUR concerns are. You could be asking about drugs and society, the increase in prescription drug abuse, the use of synthetic marijuana (spice/k2) and stimulants (bath salts), the increase in heroin, or about alcohol and tobacco, which are our two most harmful drugs. If you asking about yourself, be specific. ...Read more

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How can I help someone through drug addiction?

Tough question: When push comes to shove, only the person with addiction can help themselves. We can help family/loved ones by being caring, loving and supportive, and by not enabling their addiction (making excuses for them, fixing their screw-ups, giving them money for drugs/alcohol etc.). Alanon is a self-help program for the people who care about those with addiction, and meetings can help you help yourself. ...Read more

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Why can drug addiction be considered a disease?

Why can drug addiction be considered a disease?

Illness: Addiction process rewires brain reward pathway and is an illness vs disease. ...Read more

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Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Yes: Without proper detox symptoms can be prolonged and dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of a drug addiction?

What are the signs/symptoms of a drug addiction?

See below: When use of a drug has led to identifiable negative consequences in your life yet you can not control your use or your thoughts about the drug, than an addiction like exists. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of drug addiction?

Depends on the drug: Alcohol tends to affect every organ system. Narcotics tend to affect the brain (pain pathways) more. Stimulants such as Cocaine and amphetamines can affect the heart, brain, and circulation. ...Read more

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What steps can help me recover from drug addiction?

Choice: Every little action in life is by choice. Be conscious of each decision you make and each decision you make affects another life even you cannot see this yet. So choose wisely. Some programs suggest to walk away from your current lifestyle for 1 year to break current habits consider this. ...Read more

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What are the social consequences of drug addiction?

Many: Loss of individual productivity, disruptions of the family unit causing society to support the family, behavioral consequences to the addicts family, criminal consequences, the least of which are thefts, murders, etc. Most serious is the loss of life from unintended overdoses with multiple other consequences. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Slot Machine Addiction (Definition)

Described by looking at eight elements. The first four define whether or not addiction exists: 1) It is mood altering, 2) It's compulsive, 3) It creates hardship or damage and 4) One doesn't stop despite the damage. The next four aspects tell us how the addiction manifests: 1) Tolerance, 2) Dependence, 3) Craving and 4) Whether its chronic or bingeing in ...Read more