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Doctor insights on: Susceptible Becoming Addict

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I'm european am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm european am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Socio economic: Socio economic status, unresolved emotional pain dictates addiction vs race. ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

NO!! ..........but...: It's really about you! Although certain groups have more issues with drug abuse and addiction, it ultimately comes down to who you are......Do you have a job that you enjoy? ....Are your friends and family plagued with drug problems? .....Have you been mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy? If you are at a party and are offered drugs, what will you do? Do you know how to just say "no"? ...Read more

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I'm Asian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm Asian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: Recent study november 2011 showed - black and Asian teenagers in the U.S. Are less likely to use alcohol or drugs than adolescents of other races, a study found. ...Read more

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I'm indian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Not really: It is the experimentation and socio economic status that plays a major role. ...Read more

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I'm jewish am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm jewish am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Probably less: There are moderately strong cultural barriers to jews becoming addicted. For instance alcoholism is very low among jews. It is not a matter of heredity but of social convention. Some young jews do defy these conventions and addiction is possible. ...Read more

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I'm russian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm russian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: It is the current socio economic state that plays a part in addiction. ...Read more

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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: Ethnicity does not confer risk of addiction, rather a combination of pyscjsocial and physiological events. ...Read more

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I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Similar to others: Here is the statistics on race and addiction
http://www. Michaelshouse. Com/blog/race-statistics-drug-addiction-and-prison/. ...Read more

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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Social vs race: Socioeconomic vs race places a part in addiction. In middle eastern population addiction was high with either ingesting or smoking opium vs alcohol or cocaine. ...Read more

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I'm african american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: There may be some racial differences in vulnerabilities to certain addictions (for example-certain asians drink less secondary to enzyme deficiencies) but no race is more susceptible to addiction in general. ...Read more

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I'm Asian am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm Asian am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

No: People of Asian decent do not metabolize alcohol well and thus tend to avoid it. The risk of alcoholism in the United States among persons of Asian decent is less than the general population. Responsible alcohol use is the safest course of action regardless of ethnicity. ...Read more

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I'm jewish am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm jewish am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Less likely: There are moderately strong cultural barriers to jews becoming addicted. For instance alcoholism is very low among jews. It is not a matter of heredity but of social convention. Some young jews do defy these conventions and addiction is possible. ...Read more

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I'm indian am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm indian am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Yes: Many native americans lack an enzyme that assists with alcohol metabolism. They are more likely to become intoxicated on smaller amounts of alcohol. All ethnic groups vary in their response to alcohol. If there is a strong family history of alcoholism, you should be especially cautious when deciding to use alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Depends: Family history is a strong predictor but there is a higher incidence in american indian hispanic. Modifiers are the presence of alleles in aldehyde dehydrogenase conferring some groups the inability to break down alcohol and thus getting flushing etc, this means less likely to be alcohol dependent. Other factors environment etc. ...Read more

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I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

See below: I see lots of questions with people asking if there race or ethnicity increases there alcohol or drug addiction risk. Best answer is to variable to say. Family history is a much better predictor of addiction risk, parents, siblings, grandparents aunts and uncles. And your own health history, history of mental illness, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

It depends: This region of the world contains dozens of ethnic groups some of which have a lower incidence of alcoholism because of religious prohibitions. The best way to assess your own risk is to look at your immediate family history. If you are from a long line of alcholics, you are definitely at greater risk. ...Read more

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What's a way to explain enabling to an addict?

Enabling.: Enabling is doing things to help an addict continue their pattern of dysfunctional behavior. I wouldn't expect an active addict to understand or to desire to understand the concept. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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What are signs of being a sex addict?

What are signs of being a sex addict?

TROUBLE: If the behavior causes you trouble in your life but you cant/wont/dont want to stop:
-takes a lot of your time getting it or thinking about it or
-problems with work/family or
-legal problems
then it's an addiction. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone really safe for opiet addicts?

See below: It of certainly safer than the alternative of continued use of illegal opioids. Ideally, one ceases the use of all drugs but many are unable to attain this goal. Suboxone is the next best option and many people can be stable on this for decades without major insurmountable health issues. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my dad is such a smoke addict?

Smoking: Tobacco is addictive. There are medications and other treatments for addiction. Encourage him to quit and be supportive. ...Read more

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction: Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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I'm european am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm european am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Unclear: The term "european" includes a huge and varied group of ethnicities, all with differing rates of alcoholism. The best way to predict your potential risk would be to look at the histories or your immediate family. If there are multiple close relatives who are problem drinkers, then you are at increased risk. ...Read more

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Ethically, should addicts and alcoholics receive organ donations?

Ethically, should addicts and alcoholics receive organ donations?

Only if abstinent: All humans are imperfect. Some people with drug and alcohol abuse histories have committed to sobriety, acknowledged their own responsibilities and succeeded in changing their lives in favorable directions. General txp requirements are at least 6 months abstinence and ongoing rehabilitation. Those patients meeting these requirements who receive txps have equal outcomes to all other patients. ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Yes: There is a higher rate of alcoholism among native americans, especially men. ...Read more

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How is it that drug addicts should be placed in hospitals instead of prisons?

How is it that drug addicts should be placed in hospitals instead of prisons?

Other options: In-patient (hospitalization / detox) is one safe option. Certain types of addictions, such as to alcohol and benzodiazepines, can be lethal and prison can not handle these. The far majority of doctors and scientists today believe that addiction is a medical problem as well as a social one. Both parts have to be addressed simultaneously and neither hospital (short-term ok) nor prison are conducive. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of an addict?

What is the medical definition of an addict?

There really isn't 1: Because "addict" is not a medical term, and actually our field is coming around to eliminate the words "addict' and "alcoholic" from our vocabularies. The formal term for the disorder is "substance use disorder, " where you put the drug involved up front - like "alcohol use disorder" or "opiate use disorder." There are 11 criteria, and if 7 or more present, that is a "severe" disorder= addiction. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I am a food addict?

Is there a way to know if I am a food addict?

Overeaters Anonymous: There is a set of self-evaluation questions on the oa web site at www. Oa.Org. Oa uses the same 12 steps as aa. It is not a "diet club, " but is an effective way out of the misery of compulsive eating. As one oa member described, "in oa I can face my stuff instead of stuffing my face.". ...Read more

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Is it true that once an addict always an addict?

Yes?: From a biological standpoint yes in my opinion, people can be sober 10, 20 or more years and still relapse severely if the substance is reintroduced. From a recovery standpoint identifying as an addict is very helpful for most. It keeps people in recovery; grounded, humble and reminds them where they were. Some don't take this same view which may work for them, but most can't escape their biology. ...Read more

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