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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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I have black tea addiction.I feel bad for having this addiction.?

I have black tea addiction.I feel bad for having this addiction.?

Why: If you limit your tea consumption to no more than 4 cups per day, this is not an excessive amount of caffeine unless you have other medical problems. There are many other much worse addictions to worry about, drinking a lot of black tea is not one of them. ...Read more

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What is poppy pod tea or poppy pod wash? I heard this could help getting off other opiates?

What is poppy pod tea or poppy pod wash? I heard this could help getting off other opiates?

Poppy pod tea: Poppy Tea is a "drink" made from the crushed pods of the plant Papaver Somniferum. It has psychoactive alkaloids in it like codeine, etc . A uniform "recipe" for this tea doesn't exist. Be aware that some drinkers have OD'd & died from crushing too many pods for their tea. Poppy pod tea is NOT recommended for one wanting to get off opiates b/c of the psychoactive alkaloids in it. ...Read more

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I have a decent enough eating habit except I do drink a lot of tea with suger in it (an addiction really). Will this be a problem?

I have a decent enough eating habit except I do drink a lot of tea with suger in it (an addiction really). Will this be a problem?

Probably.: If you are drinking any sugared beverage throughout the day you are at great risk of tooth decay and diabetes. Try to enjoy the flavor of the tea itself. Warning, substituting lemon for the sugar will also risk cavities if bathing the teeth in it all day! ...Read more

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is poppy tea better for your health then prescription painkillers? like coca leaves being a lot safer and healthier on the body than pure cocaine

is poppy tea better for your health then prescription painkillers? like coca leaves being a lot safer and healthier on the body than pure cocaine

That is hard to say: since I don't know where you are buying these poppy leaves,(I don't know what is in them besides poppy) My suggestion is to take prescription meds are prescribed. To try other things for pain like distraction, humor, movies, reading, and ask doctors in Sweden what is recommended for your medical conditions. You don't state that in this. Good luck and don't give up. ...Read more

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Do i boil a few poppy seeds if i'm careful when i buy them in a cup of tea with lemon juice to alleviate pain? I promise i won't overdose? Is it good

Do i boil a few poppy seeds if i'm careful when i buy them in a cup of tea with lemon juice to alleviate pain? I promise i won't overdose?  Is it good

Non-issue: There is no significant amount of drug in the seeds so it is not a problem other than it will do nothing for your pain. ...Read more

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What do doctors think of remedies such as poppy seed tea for anxiety and chronic pain when not mixed with benzodiazepines?

What do doctors think of  remedies such as poppy seed tea for anxiety and chronic pain when not mixed with benzodiazepines?

Opiates: Poppy seed tea is a legal way to concentrate opiates (remnants of morphine, codeine, etc) that are present in the seeds. The tea has a bitter taste. The seed content is highly variable, and you will not know the concentration or dose of your tea. There is at least one verifiable death from from morphine overdose in poppy seed tea. http://www.poppyseedtea.com/ so no, i wouldn't recommend this. ...Read more

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Ok but does fertility tea help with ttc? I have drank it for 3 weeks on n off. My af is 3days late

Ok but does fertility tea help with ttc? I have drank it for 3 weeks on n off. My af is 3days late

Fake Products: Of course not. This is a product that in no way changes your fertility or the sperms likelihood of impregnating an ovulated egg. It is a myth. ...Read more

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After meals i feel heavy n lazy.Although try to eat good food .I take green tea but that doesn't work either?

After meals i feel heavy n lazy.Although try to eat good food .I take green tea but that doesn't work either?

Overhyped: Green tea is the latest in a long line of overhyped nutritional products. Claims include weight loss, better health, longer life, better endurance. Do not believe the hype. Yes green tea contains some anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, but it still contains caffiene which is a stimulant and has diuretic properties. Too much green tea is not good for you. ...Read more

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