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Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

All the same: Addiction to anything means that you are not getting the most out of life and your relationships with family and friends. Limit your time on these things and make your life and relationships your priorty. On your deathbed you will remember the people in your life; not the hours you spent playing world of warcraft. ...Read more

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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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Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Addiction= disease: Neither are bad, they are both diseases. The principles of recovery are the same for both. Consider finding a mutual support group for either addiction. ...Read more

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How common is online gambling addiction?

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How common is online gambling addiction?

Unknown : Potentially could be very prevelent and may be more problematic as technologies improve. Researchers think its growing among young populations. ...Read more

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Why do people buy desoxyn (methamphetamine) online illegally?

Why do people buy desoxyn (methamphetamine) online illegally?

To get high: Desoxyn is methamphetamine, the same chemical as "meth" or "crank." its purchase online is an effort to circumvent federal and state laws licensing dangerous drug prescription or preventing diversion (use not prescribed by a physician for a specific ailment). ...Read more

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Is gambling addiction a real addiction (like heroin)?

Is gambling addiction a real addiction (like heroin)?

Yes: If by "real addiction" you mean "very hard to stop" and "can actually get physical symptoms when you try to stop", then indeed it is. The physical symptoms are milder but the craving is as real, and the risk of suicide is far greater. Don't look down on a compulsive gambler as weak; it's a strange combination of brain chemicals, and may respond to medication and/or wise talk. ...Read more

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What causes addiction to buying lottery tickets?

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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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Docs, what's a trustworthy online vaporizer shop?

Docs, what's a trustworthy online vaporizer shop?

Any: You can order a vaporizer form just about any department/variety store from Amazon to Walmart and every one in between. As long as the device is new, there is no need to worry about the vendor. Pick your favorite on-line store and place an order. ...Read more

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How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

Sex addiction: Sex addiction takes many forms. Preoccupation with porn is not "just what guys do, " that is a form of denial. There are groups for both the sex addict and for partners as well. There is saa (sexaa.Org) for sex addicts, and cosa (cosa-recovery.Org) for their partners. ...Read more

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Gambling addiction vs smoking addiction? Whats more common?

Gambling addiction vs smoking addiction? Whats more common?

Smoking, probably: There are over 50 million smokers in the us, and it is a major cause of death and disability, in addition to enormous financial costs. Nobody knows how many problem gamblers there are, and there are few medical costs associated (although there is a higher rate of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse in problem gamblers). Both cause misery and pain to sufferers, their families and society at large. ...Read more

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Online resources for anxiety?

Online resources for anxiety?

Anxiety relief: I'm assuming you want online resources for anxiety relief, since there are countless online sites that can make anxiety worse. :-) here's a site that has some practical suggestions: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/anxiety_self_help.Htm at the bottom there are some helpful additional links also -- including mindfulness meditation. Also, many people enjoy heartmath: http://www.Heartmath.Com/. ...Read more

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Can shopping be an unhealthy addiction?

It could: Shopping for women is a common way to deal with stress. The problem is the excessive spending when people could not spend more money that what they can afford or when they accumulate things and have difficulty to get rid of them. Addiction means the need for more and more and signs of withdrawal when stopping it, ang give priority to the addiction versus responds abilities at work or home. ...Read more

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Where can I buy desoxyn (methamphetamine) online?

Nowhere legally: Desoxyn (methamphetamine hydrochloride) is only available by prescription in the us. ...Read more

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M south indian.Can some times boredom give into internet or porn addiction?Treatable disorder?

M south indian.Can some times boredom give into internet or porn addiction?Treatable disorder?

Yes: Treatable conditions. Ocd should be controlled. Psychotherapy and psychiatric evaluation will likely help a lot. Boredom is difficult to define, but certainly finding and engaging in productive and positive activities will get you more focused on important life goals instead. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to quit a gambling addiction?

Gambling addiction: Treatment is available. Options include gamblers anonymous meetings and/or psychological or psychiatric treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any free online counselling chatroom or skype?

Are there any free online counselling chatroom or skype?

Research pending...: Many places are researching the use of telehealth, which includes providing counseling over the internet. Research on the effectiveness of telehealth is still building; however, there are health care providers (i.e., va hospitals) that offer it in some areas. If you are able to find a telehealth provider, it is unlikely to be free. ...Read more

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Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

No one can tell you: Clearly you are not content and feel unable to find a solution for changing him. I think it would be a mistake to trust any 'yes/no' answer to your '?'. It might be the way this will go, but there may be other options too. Try to find a therapist to help you think t through and perhaps provide or refer for couples Tx. Be patient as you seek a solution - it will help. ...Read more

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Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Controversial: There are some people who believe that 12-step programs can resemble a "cult" process. However, most professionals in this field definitely do not believe this, and having met tens of thousands of people in aa and na, I do not believe that this is true either. People who benefit from meetings go to more meetings, and get more out of it. Addiction implies it does harm- in most folks it does good. ...Read more

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How risky is buying perscription drugs online?

Very dangerous: Unless these are purchased from a reputable pharmacy such as a mail order that is associated with your prescription plan, it can be very dangerous. One has no idea about strength and purity of these meds. For all one knows, they could have been made in a warehouse in any third world country or just be a sugar pill. ...Read more