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I need help. I think I have an obsessive love disorder, love addiction or relationship addiction?

I need help. I think I have an obsessive love disorder, love addiction or relationship addiction?

Unhealthy relations: If you find that you engage in relationships that are unhealthy - that is a problem. If that is the case, suggest that you arrange for a psychological evaluation with a doctoral level clinical psychologist. After assessment, an appropriate treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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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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My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

Yes: Addiction to social media is a real issue with many young people. The best way to wean such addicts is to find more exciting but helthier or more productive alternatives to spend free time ...Read more

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As a woman, how can my partner's pornography addiction affect me and our relationship?

As a woman, how can my partner's pornography addiction affect me and our relationship?

Very seriously: U dont mention whether this is a m/f or same sex partnership, &u'll get diff answers from diff drs.However, sexual intimacy is very core to deeply committed relationships.Ur partner's addiction says he/ she needs sexual stimulation which is not you.It may be diff.If u both used porn to have a good roll in the hay, but if ur partner is choosing porn over u, both of u, but at least u need prof advice. ...Read more

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Mom is an alcoholic, and her addiction has greatly affected our relationship. How can I help fix this problem?

Mom is an alcoholic, and her addiction has greatly affected our relationship. How can I help fix this problem?

Support: You can't make her do anything. She has to want to overcome her problem. All you can do is love her and support her. This does not mean you should facilitate her disease. Be encouraging to her to get the right help. Don't feel bad about not wanting to be around her when she is under the influence. Don't allow yourself or those you are responsible for to be put at risk due to her drinking. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between sugar addiction and yeast?

Could there be a connection between sugar addiction and yeast?

Yes: Yeast grow by fermenting sugar ? so your sweet tooth actually feeds them. In addition, having treated thousands of patients with candida/yeast overgrowth, it seems clear that the candida also triggers sugar craving so that the yeast can get fed. Unlike type 2 sugar addiction where people get irritable when hungry, sugar cravings from yeast do not make the person irritable. ...Read more

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I went through rapid detox for opiate addiction several years ago. After relapsing my withdrawal symptoms seem more intense. Is there a connection?

I went through rapid detox for opiate addiction several years ago. After relapsing my withdrawal symptoms seem more intense. Is there a connection?

No: Rapid detox is a method used to withdraw from an opiate medication that is advertised to be painless. There is no scientific evidence that this is the case. Patients undergoing rapid detox have been shown to have just as severe withdrawal symptoms as those without it. ...Read more

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When i m angry i say whatever i like. It burst suddenly n is affecting my relationship alot. Is there some simple practical way to calm me during that?

When i m angry i say whatever i like. It burst suddenly n is affecting my relationship alot. Is there some simple practical way to calm me during that?

Anger management: The first step is to become more aware. Try to Identify those pre-anger feelings/triggers and practice slowing down. For some that might mean a deep breath, taking a walk, petting a dog, taking a time out, etc. Get your partner on board w/ your goals bc it will be a process. Experiment with calming interventions and see what works for 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 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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Is addiction hereditary?

Yes: About 50 percent of addiction is attributred to heredity. For some indivuduals this may be a higher percentage for others that develop addiction it may be lower. Usually heredity must cross with life circumstances, trauma, high stress, lack of coping skills, . Or even exposure to high amounts of a substance over time will change brain 'chemistry' and increase risk of addiction independent of genes. ...Read more

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