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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. 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


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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?

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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Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that a pregnant woman's smoking predisposes her children to any addiction?

Is there any evidence that a pregnant woman's smoking predisposes her children to any addiction?

Smoking vs pregnancy: Pregnancy is simply not the time to smoke wherupon nicotine byproducts are absorbed by the fetus as well as carbon monoxide. (yes, the stuff from car exhausts!). Addictions such as smoking can be environmentally transmitted to infants and children by parents, but I do not know of any double blind study implicating a predisposition intra-natally due to high risk to the fetuses as research subjects. ...Read more

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I am worried about my children. Are there good ways to raise them so they will avoid addiction?

I am worried about my children. Are there good ways to raise them so they will avoid addiction?

Yes: Love them unconditionally. Be honest with them, encourage them to share with you. Play with them. Have boundries with them. Encourage extracirricular actives such as sports, music, the arts. Let them know certain things you will not tolerate in your house such as underage drinking or drug use. Take a good look at your own "habits". Know their friends, don't be afraid to be nosey. And pray like heck. ...Read more

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Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Children with Fetal: Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have deficits in executive functions because alcohol targets & kills neurons in the fetal frontal cortex. Inability to understand cause-&-effect, learn from mistakes, control impulses & resist peer pressure ^ risk of alcoholism & substance abuse in teens with FASD separately from genetic loading for mental illness & addiction. See www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov/Index. Aspx ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about an addiction to amphetamine I have a very busy life style with children also a full time job I am desperate?

Is there anything I can do about an addiction to amphetamine I have a very busy life style with children also a full time job I am desperate?

Malignant cancer: Addiction is a disease that eats your life away as well as the lives of your loved ones, including your children. If you were diagnosed with a potentially rapidly spreading cancer would you not stop working as to fight for a cure? Unfortunately the poison clouds the mind of it's prey, preventing it from conceptualizing the problem as an urgent medical issue. ...Read more

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How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

A Lot: There is controversy over whether these traits are genetic in origin, altho I believe they may be. But the modeling behavior of parenting is clearly a factor. ...Read more

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How much of a role does alcohol abuse by parents play in developing addiction in children?

How much of a role does alcohol abuse by parents play in developing addiction in children?

A lot: You sound correctly concerned. Now let's confer with an excellent psychiatrist. For you! For the kids! ...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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Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults? What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle

Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults? What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle

Why not??: Depends upon the age of the child. Until age 8 or 9, they lack the dexterity to safely and effectively clean their own teeth--so we must rely on the parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they aren't all that helpful either! I have used floss followed by a sonicare to clean my son's teeth every night since he was 3 years old--before that we did it manually. He has no dental issues related to disease. ...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 the give up addiction of sex?

How the give up addiction of sex?

Addiction?: "addiction" or dependence usually implies that (1) you're engaging in a maladaptive pattern of the activity; (2) it causes significant impairment or distress; (3) you need it more and more often, and (4) a great deal of time is spent on it to the neglect of important obligations. Sex (and eating) do not easily fit into this pattern, despite the increasing concern voiced by many. ...Read more

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Can my addiction cause health problems

Can my addiction cause health problems

Likely: I don't know what you are addicted to, each substance does have unique properties and affect the body in different ways, ex alcohol can affect the liver more than cocaine. But any addiction has adverse effects on the mind, body and spirit. Rehabs don't discriminate based on substance yet people don't enter them well. ...Read more

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How can video game addiction be cured?

GBT: Please consult with your primary care physician and request referral for cognitive behaivor therapy. Very helpful, painless and effective for ay kind of addiction. Video game addiction is no different.
Good luck and good start. ...Read more

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Does addiction recovery planning exist?

Does addiction recovery planning exist?

Yes: Recovery planning is very important. There are recources or people who can help. Going to aa and getting a sponsor is a form of recovery planning, talking to your doctor is another. Some therapist are specialized in recovery planning. Have a plan that involves other people is the best way to stay sober. Ex would be, newly sober, what do you do if you come across a "friend" or dealer. Need a plan. ...Read more

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How common is addiction to sex in women?

How common is addiction to sex in women?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www. Martyklein. Com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior. ...Read more

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Are some bodies more prone to addiction?

Are some bodies more prone to addiction?

Yes: Genetic/family and individual traits and factors make some people more prone to get addicted to particular substances. Get help with addictions. Call na/aa hotline or 1855detox-00 if you or someone you know needs help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure food addiction?

What can be done to cure food addiction?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Check www. Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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Where do I go for help with my addiction?

Where do I go for help with my addiction?

Many Options: To Help Treat Addictive Disorders: Community Supports (Recovery Centers or 12-Step Meetings), Individual Counselor or Agencies Licensed in Addictions Counseling, Psychologist/Psychiatrist, Individual and/or Group Psychotherapy, Intensive Outpatient Programs (Eve/Day), Inpatient/Residential Treatment (14-30+ days), Hospital Detox. Any combination of these. Help is available - addiction is treatable ...Read more

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How can I give up pornographic addiction?

Have you considered: Working with a therapist who specializes in sexual addictions? ...Read more

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How can I treat a food addiction problem?

How can I treat a food addiction problem?

See a specialist: Food addiction treatment is a challenge as we all have to eat so total abstinence is not a goal. Find a therapist who works with eating disorders. Group therapy can be very helpful. " mindfulness eating" is a treatment strategy that is gaining attention and should be included in the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can my addiction to drugs effect my child?

Yes: Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes. Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop addiction to drugs?

What can you do to stop addiction to drugs?

Get help...: Most addicts do not want to stop and think that they can stop on their own. An addiction is hard to overcome alone. Drugs activate parts of the brain that make you feel good, but the good feelings last for less and less time and you need more and more of the substance to get the high. Contact a therapist or rehab program get help asap. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my food addiction?

What can be done to stop my food addiction?

Food addiction: First determine if it is related to problem foods like high glycemic, highly processed foods with additive with potential for addiction. It will be challenging but trya solid elimination diet with all natural foods. Choose whole healthy foods of color. See a good addiction counselor and a functional nutrition specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Slot Machine Addiction (Definition)

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 ...Read more