Top
20
Doctor insights on: Shopping Addiction Help

Share
1

1
How would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

How would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

It may or may not: Stop them but at least they are informed about the harm that can come to them from abusing prescription medications. It also allows for a dialogue to occur about the abuse. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
612 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Strategies/tips to stop gambling addiction?

Strategies/tips to stop gambling addiction?

Don't gamble at all.: Don't go to places where people gamble. Think seriously about the damage that gambling has done in your life. Encourage gambler's anonymous. It is a beneficial, confidential and free 12 step program that can be the base for recovery. Take care. ...Read more

4

4
Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

All the same: Addiction to anything means that you are not getting the most out of life and your relationships with family and friends. Limit your time on these things and make your life and relationships your priorty. On your deathbed you will remember the people in your life; not the hours you spent playing world of warcraft. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Options to overcome phentermine addiction?

Options to overcome phentermine addiction?

Addictionologist: You should see a board certified addictionologist for help. I have treated many with amphetamine dependency. There are some medications which can help with the lethargy and depression until that goes away. I also recommend narcotics anonymous. Your success with treatment will be directly related to how much effort you put into it. It's hard, but you can do it. There's still hope if you're trying. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How to quit a gambling addiction?

Gambling addiction: Treatment is available. Options include gamblers anonymous meetings and/or psychological or psychiatric treatments. ...Read more

8

8
Help please! is caffeine addiction serious?

Help please! is caffeine addiction serious?

Not alone: Mixed with other addictions or medical conditions, (particularly cardiovascular conditons) but generally not. The withdrawal headaches are a dull all day ache that can last days to weeks. ...Read more

9

9
What can cause shopping addiction?

What can cause shopping addiction?

Many reasons: Like all addictions, genetics, life experiences, easy access, having other addictions and illnesses like bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety all can contribute to or "cause" shopping excessively. ...Read more

10

10
Can snris help a compulsive alcoholic and compulsive liar?

Can snris help a compulsive alcoholic and compulsive liar?

unlikely: Some studies show that antidepressants can help people abstain from drinking, some studies show that this is useless. Some of the snris are better not to be taken with alcohol. It might help if you believe that a person is drinking "to self medicate for depression or anxiety". And this is difficult, because drinking brings depression and anxiety. Compulsive liar? - all of them do it for a differen. ...Read more

11

11
How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

Sex addiction: Sex addiction takes many forms. Preoccupation with porn is not "just what guys do, " that is a form of denial. There are groups for both the sex addict and for partners as well. There is saa (sexaa.Org) for sex addicts, and cosa (cosa-recovery.Org) for their partners. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
How can straterra curb a crack addicts cravings?

How can straterra curb a crack addicts cravings?

I would disagree: Straterra is supposed to be non-addicting and an alternative to amphetamines. To use it to curb amphetamine addiction seems like a very inappropriate method. However, it may be worth a try. The more important approach would be to admit addiction and wean off crack in a controlled manner. ...Read more

14

14
Can getting addicted to coffee really help with smoking addiction?

Can getting addicted to coffee really help with smoking addiction?

No : Nicotine and caffeine will work together to potentiate each others stimulant effect on the brain making it more difficult to stop one and not the other. Starting or increase ones coffee consumption is not suggested as a means of helping one to quick smoking. ...Read more

15

15
Will anti depressants help me overcome loneliness, shyness?

Will anti depressants help me overcome loneliness, shyness?

Maybe some, but ...: Therapy might be helpful in assisting you in reaching your goals of feeling like you belong and behaving more comfortably with others. You can overcome loneliness and shyness with a plan and action. It takes a lot of practice, so the sooner you get started, the sooner you'll feel more comfortable. ...Read more

16

16
How do nicotine addictions work?

How do nicotine addictions work?

Habits are habits: Addictive behavior has common underpinnings despite the various chemicals, physical or mechanical, or ritualistic, behaviors may initiate them. Areas of the brain are involved similarly regardless of the addicting substance. Dopamine is a prime mediator of addiction. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
17

17
Can hypnotic therapy help you get over addiction?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
Can hypnotic therapy help you get over addiction?

Hypnotherapy: Worth a try. Been used successfully for some addiction like nicotine. ...Read more

18

18
Can substance abuse treatment programs really work?

Can substance abuse treatment programs really work?

Yes: In my experirnce the right program which encompass not only the addiction problem but also the aftercare have tremendous results. One such program is the clarity program out of farmingtom, mi. Great, dedicated people with a caring, confidential, and patented approach to get your life back! ...Read more

19

19
Can counselling help with anger management work for physical abuse?

Can counselling help with anger management work for physical abuse?

Both together : Counseling can be a compliment to anger management. Anger management is mostly cognitive work and or behavioral. Couonseling seeks to help you understand your individual emotional drives. ...Read more

20

20
How can cold turkey work with a porn addiction?

How can  cold turkey work with a porn addiction?

Try but you may need: You can try, but may need additional help. There are self help groups like aa for people addicted to sex or pornography. I'd suggest that you take advantage of them & psychotherapy. ...Read more