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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Poker Addiction (Overview)

A poker addiction is a form of gambling addiction. A gambling addiction is a serious problem that can strain personal relationships, interfere with responsibilities at home and work, and lead to financial catastrophe.


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What are the symptoms associated with poker addiction?

What are the symptoms associated with poker addiction?

Behavior: Preoccupation with playing, adverse consequences associated with ignoring responsibilities, broken family relationships, committing illegal acts in order to obtain the money but no readily apparent symptoms like a physical ailment. There might be chronic money problems and excuses regarding finances. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
4 doctors shared insights

Poker Addiction (Overview)

A poker addiction is a form of gambling addiction. A gambling addiction is a serious problem that can strain personal relationships, interfere with responsibilities at home and work, and lead to financial catastrophe.


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My father has poker addiction. What does this mean?

My father has poker addiction. What does this mean?

Can't stop playing: Patients who have an addiction like playing games or watching videos are so ttracted to continuing that they can play for hours at a time even if the have work to do or friends or family to interact with.'some with serious addictions even play for hours without eation or sleeping. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
1 hrs, every other day for 3 months
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
once
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What is the treatment for poker addiction?

What is the treatment for poker addiction?

2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful treatment. Medications may be prescribed, if mood instability has been a problem. Gamblers anonymous is often helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with poker addiction?

Behavior: Preoccupation with playing, adverse consequences associated with ignoring responsibilities, broken family relationships, committing illegal acts in order to obtain the money but no readily apparent symptoms like a physical ailment. There might be chronic money problems and excuses regarding finances. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for poker addiction?

2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful treatment. Medications may be prescribed, if mood instability has been a problem. Gamblers anonymous is often helpful. ...Read more

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My father has poker addiction. What does this mean?

Can't stop playing: Patients who have an addiction like playing games or watching videos are so ttracted to continuing that they can play for hours at a time even if the have work to do or friends or family to interact with.'some with serious addictions even play for hours without eation or sleeping. ...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

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