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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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I am 31 years old and i my weight is just 45kgs, n I am not growing fat at all, I am an recovering alcoholic as well ws addicted to tea n smoke n quit?

I am 31 years old and i my weight is just 45kgs, n I am not growing fat at all, I am an recovering alcoholic as well ws addicted to tea n smoke n quit?

The question is not: Clear to me but if you are asking about why you are not as heavy as you would like to be it may be due to your past use of alcohol. This can be associated w/poor nutrition. Please ask your doc about this and he/she may refer you to a nutritionist to help you regain your weight and health. Congrats on stopping drinking and the very best to you. ...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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Is drinking de-caf iced tea with sweet n low any different than drinking water, you think?

Is drinking de-caf iced tea with sweet n low any different than drinking water, you think?

Yes.: Anytime you add something to water, your body is going to absorb something other than hydrogen and oxygen. Decaf iced tea with sweet n low is probably harmless, but it is definitely not just hydrogen and oxygen. ...Read more

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How effecttive is daily consumption of green tea in losing fats n get a symmetrical abdomen n flanks?

How effecttive is daily consumption of green tea in losing fats n get a symmetrical abdomen n flanks?

As a substitute: Green tea, without sugar, cream, or other calories in it, helps decrease the total amount of calories one eats or drinks in a day. This means the green tea substitutes for other food/drink that contains calories. If one continues to eat /drink other foods and drinks that contain calories, and is not using the green tea to substitute for some calories, then the tea will not help with fat reduction. ...Read more

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Is tea good for me?

Is tea good for me?

Yes and no: The subject is controversial. There are many that state that the antioxidants and other substances in tea have health benefits and others that say that the benefits are only found in the lab, not in real life. Neither group can be proven completely true or false. The question of whether it is bad for YOU personally depends on your medical history and medications. ...Read more

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Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Not sure: Ginger has been reported to improve circulation ; help reduce blood pressure. However, i haven't actually read the studies on their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it true that teas are abortive?

Tea and Pregnancy.: Nope. I do not know where this is coming from. Can you imagine that tea is used in almost all cultures in the world and babies continue to be born in the millions. ...Read more

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Is addiction a disease?

Is addiction a disease?

Yes.: Addiction is a family disease, affecting the person who is using and all of the people who are close to the one who is using. ...Read more

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