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Could gambling lead to gambling addiction?

Could gambling lead to gambling addiction?

Yes: Dr. Fowler's advice is very good. Of all the addictions, this is the one that's most likely to lead to suicide. Just experimenting with gambling usually does not lead to disaster -- but who wants to mess with it? You certain to lose your money in the long run. Why not spend it on something meaningful? ...Read more

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I'm acutely porn addicted ...how can solve this porn addiction?

I'm acutely porn addicted ...how can solve this porn addiction?

Cold turkey: You need to stop visiting porn sites immediately and completely. You have already made a good start by recognizing that your behavior is a problem. Try to find something else you enjoy that keeps you active, e.g., going hiking, playing an instrument, gardening, being at the beach, playing chess etc. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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Gaming addiction, am a dealer. Are there some serious problems here?

Gaming addiction, am a dealer. Are there some serious problems here?

Perhaps.: Consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. Being a dealer need not be an insurmountable obstacle. Bartenders have successfully recovered from alcoholism! ...Read more

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Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Addiction= disease: Neither are bad, they are both diseases. The principles of recovery are the same for both. Consider finding a mutual support group for either addiction. ...Read more

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Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Controversial: There are some people who believe that 12-step programs can resemble a "cult" process. However, most professionals in this field definitely do not believe this, and having met tens of thousands of people in aa and na, I do not believe that this is true either. People who benefit from meetings go to more meetings, and get more out of it. Addiction implies it does harm- in most folks it does good. ...Read more

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Gambling addiction -big problem, what to do?

Gambling addiction -big problem, what to do?

Seek help: Gambling addiction was recently recognized as a serious issues. If you're ready to get help you can start with Gamblers Anonymous. Visit their web page for more information on meetings near you at www.gamblersanonymous.org There are also treatment programs that can work with you as well. There is hope and admitting you have a problem is a big step to getting better. ...Read more

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Does internet addiction lead to other types of addictions?

It could: People who develop "behavioral" addictions such as internet are usually more prone to become addicted to other behaviors such as drug and alcohol or gambling even. Their brains get a "high" from the behavior, if one "high" is removed their brain looks for another "high" to replace it. Its called cross addiction. ...Read more

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Could you treat a porn addiction?

Could you treat a porn addiction?

Yes: Most men get bored with this goofy stuff quickly. If you're missing out on the better things in life because of a focus on erotica, it's treatable. It'll be a combination of talking about what it means, and perhaps some medication. Mayo's reported Naltrexone stopping addiction cold, and i've heard of low doses of ssri's working. Get your freedom back by accepting treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How common is online gambling addiction?

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How common is online gambling addiction?

Unknown : Potentially could be very prevelent and may be more problematic as technologies improve. Researchers think its growing among young populations. ...Read more

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Can video game addiction a problem if it's causing anger and affecting other people?

Can video game addiction a problem if it's causing anger and affecting other people?

Yes. Yes. And yes.: If this is happening to you then your addiction is causing your life to be out of balance. It is time to get help now. Considering seeing an addiction medicine specialist or a psychologist or psychiatrist for professional help. Some people attend gamblers anonymous as the two addictions are very similar. ...Read more

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Gambling addiction vs smoking addiction? Whats more common?

Gambling addiction vs smoking addiction? Whats more common?

Smoking, probably: There are over 50 million smokers in the us, and it is a major cause of death and disability, in addition to enormous financial costs. Nobody knows how many problem gamblers there are, and there are few medical costs associated (although there is a higher rate of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse in problem gamblers). Both cause misery and pain to sufferers, their families and society at large. ...Read more

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Help please! is drug addiction formed the same way as alcohol addiction or any other addiction?

Help please! is drug addiction formed the same way as alcohol addiction or any other addiction?

Yes: Yes often drug and alcohol addicition starts as a poor way to cope with stress and low self esteem and as reliance and use of these agents continue- an addiction is started. But it is important to note that addiction has a strong genetic component as well. Often this is reflected in strong family history of addiction. In any case seek help from your dr if you have an addiction. ...Read more

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What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

Yes: There are many out there. This is one that i know of: http://morningsiderecovery.Com/addiction-treatment/video-games/gaming-addiction-treatment.Php. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is gambling adddiction as bad as other addictions?

Hoping you can tell me, is gambling adddiction as bad as other addictions?

Not sure if you mean: Is a gambling addiction easier to end? Can it hurt you in fewer, less damaging ways? Well, the natural brain chemicals associated with pleasure/excitement would make it a bit like a substance addiction, but possibly far less likely to have physical withdrawal symptoms. Clearly, if dangerous people are after you for lots of money - it can kill you. There are 12-step groups & therapy. Find help. ...Read more

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Is gambling addiction a real addiction (like heroin)?

Yes: If by "real addiction" you mean "very hard to stop" and "can actually get physical symptoms when you try to stop", then indeed it is. The physical symptoms are milder but the craving is as real, and the risk of suicide is far greater. Don't look down on a compulsive gambler as weak; it's a strange combination of brain chemicals, and may respond to medication and/or wise talk. ...Read more

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Could you be addicted to music, like actually addiction, like video game addiction?

Could you be addicted to music, like actually addiction, like video game addiction?

Why not: As in "high" off of music? Enjoy! it only becomes an addiction when it interferes with normal living such as sleep, relationships and work. If that's the case seek counseling. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if cigarettes cause other addictions besides nicotine?

No: Many smokers are dependent on the nicotine and never develop any other addictions. That being said, there are many people who are "cross-addicted" to cigarettes and any number of other drugs. ...Read more