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Poker Addiction In Children
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
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
Any behavior can be: Addictive if it meets four criteria: 1) Mood altering, 2) Compulsive, 3) Does damage and 4) Isn't stopped despite the damage. Plus, look at the extent of Dependence, Craving, Tolerance and Bingeing vs. Chronic use. Poker is in the Gambling area--one of six big addictions in the USA (alcohol, drugs, Internet, Sex and Food being the other five). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Let's treat cause:
An evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist should clarify the depth, strength, causative factor (s) involved.
An addiction similar to opiates or ''speed'' is unlikely. I suspect anxiety of a general to specific nature or a difficulty related to depression or compulsive behavior is more likely.
All these are easier to treat than chemical addictions. ...Read more
Find a specialist: To help with your addiction, see someone who specializes in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry. The american society of addiction medicine (www. Asam. Org) and the american academy of addiction psychiatry (www. Aaap. Org) can steer you to experts in your area. ...Read more
Drug addiction: Starts by using a drug that briefly gives you pleasure or relieves distress. The most addicting drugs produce tolerance -- more drug is needed to get the same effect -- & cause withdrawal reactions -- you feel terrible as the drug leaves your body. Addictions are misguided attempts to feel good. They are temporary & can cause more problems than they solve, including permanent brain damage. ...Read more
See the following:
Websites for resources.
www. Addictionsearch. Com
addiction search is a comprehensive site dedicated to providing health consumers and professionals with up-to-date, research-based information on drug and alcohol. ..
www. Addictiontreatment. Net
drug and alcohol addiction treatment, rehabilitation and recovery program articles and resources. ...Read more
Delay gratification: If addiction is continuing something despite harmful effects on self/loved ones (eg food, substances, games, etc...), there is conflict b/w short term pleasure vs what we care about long term. Motivation to delay gratification through cravings over and over may come from focus on why we want to stop, and understanding that each time we give in to a craving we get farther from what we really want. ...Read more
You haven't told us: What type of addiction you are dealing with. Working with an addiction medicine specialist can be be effective. 12 step programs can form a good base for recovery (i.e., gamblers anonymous, alcoholics anonymous, over eaters anonymous, etc). ...Read more
More cutting.: Cutting stimulates the production of endorphins -- opioid-like substances the body produces to manage pain. It can be addictive. Some patients use cutting to: 1) wordlessly communicate distress, 2) take inchoate emotional pain and focus it onto a specific physical site, 3) practice a sense of mastery over pain and bleeding, 4) produce a strange sense of pleasure. Treat like an addiction and stop. ...Read more
Addiction?: You may be using the term addiction loosely - a fashion for awhile. I prefer to think of overdoing behaviors more as compulsions, but it doesn't matter what term you use. There are psychotherapists who are good at helping people with ocd - it might be simple behavior modification or a more complex approach, but you can work on that together. Are you getting tired of it, or growing deaf? ...Read more
Seek help/food diary: It is well worth it to find a provider specializing in addiction and food to help you explore your eating issues. While you're searching for a provider, keep a food diary -- what happened before you started eating, how did you feel before and after you ate on the emotional level. The diary might help you to see patterns in your eating, which will be helpful in resolution of the problem. ...Read more
Soda addiction: The sugar and caffeine in soda are addictive and take time to withdraw from. Try using green tea which is a healthy alternative with far less caffeine and no sugar. You can purchase green teas flavored with fruit like blueberry, pomegranate and others. Cut your soda intake gradually, reducing by 20% per day for a few days and gradually increase. Best. ...Read more
Interference with?: Behavioral or "process addictions" are not formally recognized or outlined by diagnostic criteria, but are recognizable when the behavior makes the person uncomfortable or interferes with other aspects of life. Examples include hurting other people one is close to (stealing time from them, unfaithfulness, forcing sex on another) or putting one's job, finances, or health at risk. ...Read more
Soda Addiction....: Use behavior modification techniques. Try keeping a journal or simply counting every time you drink soda instead of water or unsweetened tea. (avoid artificial sweeteners, too since they may raise your cravings for sweets). Hypnosis also can help. Good luck, let me know how it helps. ...Read more
There is a higher prevalence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and suicide attempts among coas than among their peers. In addition, coas are 3-4 times more likely than others to become addicted to alcohol or other drugs themselves.
There is a link for your benefit - talks about parental view of this situation - http://www. Coaf. Org/family/parents%20in%20recovery/affectkid. Htm. ...Read more
Addictive if it meets four criteria: 1) Mood altering, 2) Compulsive, 3) Does damage and 4) Isn't stopped despite the damage. Plus, look at the extent of Dependence, Craving, Tolerance and Bingeing vs. Chronic use. Poker is in the Gambling area--one of six big addictions in the USA (alcohol, drugs, Internet, Sex and Food ...Read more
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