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Signs Of An Addiction
Sex addiction: Sex addiction is characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts which increase over time. It may be limited to compulsive masturbation/watching porn, but may also include escalating sexual activity with multiple partners. Like with other addictions, family relationships ; other roles suffer. Women are more likely than men to call it "love addiction." http://tinyurl.Com/n5ay2j8 much shame. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
I've been taking Valium for around 6 months now.. Can I still get an addiction & also, what are signs of early addiction?
It depends: on how much you have been taking everyone is different. Early signs of addiction may be using more of the medication than prescribed, craving the medication, getting sick (diarrhea, aching, sweating etc.) to going through frank withdrawal. Benzodiazepines like Valium may also have seizures associated with the withdrawal. If worried find a provider to SLOWLY wean you off the medication. ...Read more
Addiction?: True addiction is the psychological need for the effects that a drug does for you. If you "need" it because the pain is not controlled without it, is not an addiction. It is a medical need for the clinical benefits of an agent. Diabetics are not "addicted" to Insulin but they "need" it to control their medical problem. If you feel that you "need" the med for anything other than for pain, seek tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some signs: There are four areas that you want to look at to see if there's any dysfunction or consequences or interference in your overall functioning. Have you had any legal problems like a dui? Has your drinking affected your job? Are you depressed ? Do you find it hard to stop once you started drinking? Do you drink daily and drink to get drunk? When you stop is there shaking and sweating and nausea? ...Read more
Sudden changes: Loss of appetite, increase in appetite, any changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain. Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination. Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness. Red, watery eyes; pupils larger or smaller than usual; blank stare. Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands. Puffy face, blushing or paleness. Smell of substance on breath, body or cloth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too much time: By definition, an addiction is something that one does at the exclusion of other important activities. One of the keys to recognizing you have an addiction is admitting you cannot control your involvement in the activity. If someone else suggests you are addicted they are usually right, especially if it is someone who genuinely cares about you. ...Read more
Of course not: The 'addiction-recovery' movement has done a lot of good, but especially in the realm of sexuality, there as some crazies. Apply your common sense and ignore these people. You're going to be sexual. Channel it wisely. Maybe you can even think about the person you will marry. Good luck. ...Read more
If clonzepam is litteraly the only thing that helps me for my severe aneixty and panic disorder I have no signs of addiction do I keep taking them?
Seek advice: From your prescribing physician. Initially Klonopin is started for short term pharmacotherapy. There are very effective psychotherapeutic interventions that are suggested along with medication. The whole picture should also include changes in lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress management., etc. Do everything you can to help yourself .Research shows medication and psychotherapy together work better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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