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Possible Become Addicted
Yes!: Please seek help from a psychiatrist and psychologist as soon as you can. They can help. This is treatable but you need to reach out and take that first step by seeking out and going to treatment with those professionals who know how to treat this. There can be other issues here besides addictive behavior. Self harm shouldn't be avoided. Don't wait on this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly?: Everyone who is currently addicted had to start somewhere. Some addicts in hindsight will say they were hooked after their first use. Some aren't. Genetics alone likely plays a very strong role in a person whom becomes addicted very quickly. Some substances are inherently more addictive. Not to be offensive but there are not too many social users of heroin or crack cocaine. Nor cigarettes either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes. I think there are really two sub types of patients. Some that just are really obsessed with looking better and doing all the latest procedures. For them it's more of a status thing and trying to keep up with the Joneses. The other group are those with body dysmorphic disorder. These patients truly believe there is something wrong with them. We see a straight little nose, they see a beak! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: To become addicted to a narcotic, you usually have to have been taking it long enough to change your receptors. However, that being said, if you have an 'addictive personality' and have been addicted to things before, you can have an increased chance of becoming addicted after a single dose, but this is not the true definition of addiction after a single dose. Consider other medications. ...Read more
Sure: The addiction to marijuana (mj) may be largely psychological, but it can be very impairing. Mj dependence in adolescence is associated with diminished motivation, increased school drop out rates, criminal activity, use of other drugs, and possibly mental disorders (mds). However, it is not clear if people with vulnerabilities to mds are attracted to mj or whether mj increases the risk of mds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: "club drugs" like ecstasy can actually consist of anything. Drug dealers often substitute other drugs like php and then call it ecstasy. As you can imagine, none is fda approved for safety, purity, or effectiveness, to say the least. Some of these drugs can be very addicting, such as ghb. Think of yourself as a volunteer guinea pig: you never know what will happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some people are genetically susceptible to opiate addiction. If one has been addicted to another substance this adds to the risk. While it would not be typical after just a week i think it could happen. The fact you are asking suggests to me you want to stop asap so that permanent brain changes don't occur. ...Read more
Not likely: Benzocaine is an anesthetic. So is cocaine. I don't think Benzocaine creates euphoria, do it is not likely to be addicting. But then again, i never thought that over the counter cough syrup could be addicting either, but people get addicted to dextromethorphan in otc cough syrup. Go figure. ...Read more
Orajel: The ingredients in orajel are not addictive. That is not to say that an individual may become dependent on using it unnecessarily. It is intended for short term use. If you or anyone else has a continuing dental problem, it should be evaluated and treated by a dentist. Orajel merely numbs the area, it does not remove the cause of the discomfort. ...Read more
Is it possible for one to become addicted to sedating medications? Products with ingredients such as diphenydramine, doxylamine, chlorphenirmine, etc?
Yes for example: Diphenhydramine can have a paradoxical effect, over a long period of use / that is it can produce restlessness & agitation and anxiousness instead of drowsiness or sleep. Remember addiction/dependency starts as habitual use and abuse before it becomes a chemical dependency! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I take tadalafil for ED, ist cause addict to the drug? without drug cannot do intercause? or can take this drug for short term use? what r sideffct
What is your ?: Not sure what you are asking. Tadalafil is NOT addictive. It is indicated to treat erectile dysfunction and/or benign prostatic hypertrophy. Most common side effect is muscle pain. If you develop any visual or hearing problems after taking the drug stop. The drug can be used daily or on demand. ...Read more
Good question: Simple answer, don't use substances that can be addictive. This is the safest approach espcially if you have a strong family history of addiction in your family. I will leave it at that, that is the best way to avoid becoming addicted, period. Be healthy, eat right, exercise, have a good network of friends, talk about your feelings, use healthy coping methods to deal with life stressors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There really isn't 1: because "addict" is not a medical term, and actually our field is coming around to eliminate the words "addict' and "alcoholic" from our vocabularies. The formal term for the disorder is "substance use disorder," where you put the drug involved up front - like "alcohol use disorder" or "opiate use disorder." There are 11 criteria, and if 7 or more present, that is a "severe" disorder= addiction. ...Read more
Overeaters Anonymous: There is a set of self-evaluation questions on the oa web site at www.Oa.Org. Oa uses the same 12 steps as aa. It is not a "diet club, " but is an effective way out of the misery of compulsive eating. As one oa member described, "in oa i can face my stuff instead of stuffing my face.". ...Read more
Yes?: From a biological standpoint yes in my opinion, people can be sober 10, 20 or more years and still relapse severely if the substance is reintroduced. From a recovery standpoint identifying as an addict is very helpful for most. It keeps people in recovery; grounded, humble and reminds them where they were. Some don't take this same view which may work for them, but most can't escape their biology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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