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Is there anything wrong with a young adult using a pacifier instead of drugs or alcohol as coping with problem?

Is there anything wrong with a young adult using a pacifier instead of drugs or alcohol as coping with problem?

Yes: For one thing, it's socially unacceptable. Would you hire someone sucking a pacifier? Would you take food from a drooly, pacifier sucking waiter? Would you trust a banker as he sucks his pacifier? Some suggestions appropriate for adults: exercise. Chewing gum. Meditation. Yoga. Talk therapy. Knitting. Sports. The list goes on, and depends on what ever works for the individual. ...Read more

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Is there anything odd or developmentally problematic with a teenager using a pacifier instead of drugs or alcohol as coping with problem?

Is there anything odd or developmentally problematic with a teenager using a pacifier instead of drugs or alcohol as coping with problem?

Yes: Pacifier use is infantile behavior. A teenager who uses a pacifier is not behaving appropriately for his/her age. Gum may be a more acceptable alternative. ...Read more

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Can having a drug and alcohol problem be hereditary?

Can having a drug and alcohol problem be hereditary?

One could.: Some part of it could be hereditary and more so also societal in the sense if parents, siblings and friends have the similar problems, it is more likely to happen to you. ...Read more

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Do you have any family members with drug and alcohol problems?

Do you have any family members with drug and alcohol problems?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon for the families and friends of those with problem drinking. ...Read more

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Do you think the use of drugs and alcohol is more a social or personal problem?

Do you think the use of drugs and alcohol is more a social or personal problem?

Drugs & alcohol: Drugs and alcohol are quite freely available, and combining them can be very dangerous as dr. Amawi says. Not everyone uses alcohol to excess, but some do. Also, not everyone abuses drugs. In terms of the effects these create in our lives, drug and alcohol abuse are both personal and social problems, . Yet each of us has personal responsibility for what we do with and about them. ...Read more

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Can drug, alcohol or any other kind of addiction be only a symptom of a larger problem?

Can drug, alcohol or any other kind of addiction be only a symptom of a larger problem?

Sometimes: Sometimes people abuse drugs or other substances to cope or distract themselves from other issues. Such as a person with depression taking drugs to try avoiding feeling sad. ...Read more

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Why am i not having fill erections?I am 20 virgin donot take any kind of drugs, no alcohol, 5'8" 80kg.I feel so bad about it, i never had this problem.

Why am i not having fill erections?I am 20 virgin donot take any kind of drugs, no alcohol, 5'8" 80kg.I feel so bad about it, i never had this problem.

Psychological?: It may be psychological, but you can see your doctor to rule out any physical or hormonal problems. Depression, anxiety, and stress can affect your ability to have an erection. Abstain for a while. Deal with any other issues that may be affecting your life. You may need to talk with a psychologist or sex counselor. ...Read more

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How can I help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

It's. Their problem: U can't do it 4 them--help is available but they have to see the need-- try not 2 emable--let them take the consequences of their addictions. ...Read more

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