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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Slot Machine Addiction (Overview)

described by looking at eight elements. The first four define whether or not addiction exists: 1) It is mood altering, 2) It's compulsive, 3) It creates hardship or damage and 4) One doesn't stop despite the damage. The next four aspects tell us how the addiction manifests: 1) Tolerance, 2) Dependence, 3) Craving and 4) Whether its chronic or bingeing in presentation. All addictions qualify.


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What are the symptoms of slot machine addiction?

What are the symptoms of slot machine addiction?

See DSM: Essentially, when instead of the pleasure it becomes problematic. The person is preoccupied with the habit; spends more and more time gambling; when is not gambling, is irritable, unhappy; using of gambling instead of other responsibilities; the gambler is chasing his losses; there is no control over the habit; the consequences – legal and financial from gambling, etc. I treat is with "extinction. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
2 doctors shared insights

Slot Machine Addiction (Overview)

described by looking at eight elements. The first four define whether or not addiction exists: 1) It is mood altering, 2) It's compulsive, 3) It creates hardship or damage and 4) One doesn't stop despite the damage. The next four aspects tell us how the addiction manifests: 1) Tolerance, 2) Dependence, 3) Craving and 4) Whether its chronic or bingeing in presentation. All addictions qualify.


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What is the treatment for slot machine addiction?

What is the treatment for slot machine addiction?

Slot machine addicti: Firstly do not go to the casino, secondly move away from the casino thirdly seek the assistance of a psychologist who may be able to help if the other two do not. Lastly you can buy a small slot machine for your home and just play it in the comforts of your home. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
every other day
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
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What are the symptoms of slot machine addiction?

See DSM: Essentially, when instead of the pleasure it becomes problematic. The person is preoccupied with the habit; spends more and more time gambling; when is not gambling, is irritable, unhappy; using of gambling instead of other responsibilities; the gambler is chasing his losses; there is no control over the habit; the consequences – legal and financial from gambling, etc. I treat is with "extinction. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Slot machine addiction?

What is the definition or description of: Slot machine addiction?

Addictions are best: described by looking at eight elements. The first four define whether or not addiction exists: 1) It is mood altering, 2) It's compulsive, 3) It creates hardship or damage and 4) One doesn't stop despite the damage. The next four aspects tell us how the addiction manifests: 1) Tolerance, 2) Dependence, 3) Craving and 4) Whether its chronic or bingeing in presentation. All addictions qualify. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for slot machine addiction?

Slot machine addicti: Firstly do not go to the casino, secondly move away from the casino thirdly seek the assistance of a psychologist who may be able to help if the other two do not. Lastly you can buy a small slot machine for your home and just play it in the comforts of your home. ...Read more

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Why are slot machines so addictive?

Why are slot machines so addictive?

Compulsive gambling: Slot machines are one form of gambling that may lead to compulsive gambling. Mutual support helps; consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. ...Read more

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What am I addicted to slot machines and not poker or something else?

What am I addicted to slot machines and not poker or something else?

Good question: Your brain likes a quick "rush" that playing slots provides, also any habit with random reinforcement is more "addictive" as well. Slots are just your addiction of choice. One outcome if you said no more slots but did not get good support for your addiction could be becoming addicted to another type of gambling or other maladaptive behavior, possible even alcohol or drugs. Talk to someone try ga. ...Read more

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How can I forgive myself for all the money i've wasted in slot machines?

How can I forgive myself for all the money i've wasted in slot machines?

Forgiveness is good: ...for your health, whether it's forgiving someone else or yourself. Read the accompanying HealthTap answers to find out: when we should forgive, why it's so hard, how we misunderstand it, & what our minds and bodies gain from forgiveness. ...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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How do I cure tv addiction?

Let's treat cause: An evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist should clarify the depth, strength, causative factor(s) involved. An addiction similar to opiates or ''speed'' is unlikely. I suspect anxiety of a general to specific nature or a difficulty related to depression or compulsive behavior is more likely. All these are easier to treat than chemical addictions. ...Read more

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How can one fight addiction?

How can one fight addiction?

Find a specialist: To help with your addiction, see someone who specializes in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry. The american society of addiction medicine (www.Asam.Org) and the american academy of addiction psychiatry (www.Aaap.Org) can steer you to experts in your area. ...Read more

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How do drug addictions start?

How do drug addictions start?

Drug addiction: Starts by using a drug that briefly gives you pleasure or relieves distress. The most addicting drugs produce tolerance -- more drug is needed to get the same effect -- & cause withdrawal reactions -- you feel terrible as the drug leaves your body. Addictions are misguided attempts to feel good. They are temporary & can cause more problems than they solve, including permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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How do you get out of an addiction?

How do you get out of an addiction?

See the following : Websites for resources. www.addictionsearch.com addiction search is a comprehensive site dedicated to providing health consumers and professionals with up-to-date, research-based information on drug and alcohol ... www.addictiontreatment.net drug and alcohol addiction treatment, rehabilitation and recovery program articles and resources. ...Read more

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What can I do to break an addiction?

See below: Seek help. You need a support system to help maintain "sobriety". ...Read more

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What can you do to stop an addiction?

What can you do to stop an addiction?

Delay gratification: If addiction is continuing something despite harmful effects on self/loved ones (eg food, substances, games, etc...), there is conflict b/w short term pleasure vs what we care about long term. Motivation to delay gratification through cravings over and over may come from focus on why we want to stop, and understanding that each time we give in to a craving we get farther from what we really want. ...Read more

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What to do to get help for addiction?

You haven't told us : What type of addiction you are dealing with. Working with an addiction medicine specialist can be be effective. 12 step programs can form a good base for recovery (i.e., gamblers anonymous, alcoholics anonymous, over eaters anonymous, etc). ...Read more

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What can cause an addiction to cutting?

More cutting.: Cutting stimulates the production of endorphins -- opioid-like substances the body produces to manage pain. It can be addictive. Some patients use cutting to: 1) wordlessly communicate distress, 2) take inchoate emotional pain and focus it onto a specific physical site, 3) practice a sense of mastery over pain and bleeding, 4) produce a strange sense of pleasure. Treat like an addiction and stop. ...Read more

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How to cure my addiction to metal music?

How to cure my addiction to metal music?

Addiction?: You may be using the term addiction loosely - a fashion for awhile. I prefer to think of overdoing behaviors more as compulsions, but it doesn't matter what term you use. There are psychotherapists who are good at helping people with ocd - it might be simple behavior modification or a more complex approach, but you can work on that together. Are you getting tired of it, or growing deaf? ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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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