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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
Online: http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/vegetarian_meal_plan this link gives you a 28 day vegetarian meal planner that is in the range of 1200-1800 calories a day. ...Read more
Could PMS cause your forehead to ache a bit? I haven't had my planner near to help keep track of my cycle lately. But it might be coming soon .
Have any of you psychiatrists/addictionologists treated a case of kratom addiction? What were special concerns? Notes of importance?
Kratom: Kratom is an herb from southeast asia, in the coffee family -- and at lower doses, it provides an energy boost. But at higher doses, it affects the same brain receptors that opiates do. Even its promoters warn against daily use. The "special concerns" are similar to treating heroin/other opiate addiction & withdrawal, and the fact that the drug is still legal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shortens It: Heroine addiction makes it more likely that an individual contract HIV & hepatitis c. It also makes one less likely to engage in regular health maintenance. It often decreases quality of life by eroding relationships & makes it more likely for people to engage in illegal activities to maintain their habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?
No, r u an addict?: Most physicians try to understand what is causing the pain, and treat that problem. If you are more concerned about getting narcotics , then stopping the pain, red flags go up. There are many treatments for pain. Just resorting to narcotics suggests an addiction issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Seek help/food diary: It is well worth it to find a provider specializing in addiction and food to help you explore your eating issues. While you're searching for a provider, keep a food diary -- what happened before you started eating, how did you feel before and after you ate on the emotional level. The diary might help you to see patterns in your eating, which will be helpful in resolution of the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soda addiction: The sugar and caffeine in soda are addictive and take time to withdraw from. Try using green tea which is a healthy alternative with far less caffeine and no sugar. You can purchase green teas flavored with fruit like blueberry, pomegranate and others. Cut your soda intake gradually, reducing by 20% per day for a few days and gradually increase.Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer