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What Are The Benefits Of Accepting Powerlessness Over My Addiction
What to do if i'm looking for a rehabilitation house for alcohol addiction. What are benefit doing recovery?
Unsure I understand?: You can find lists of recovery programs, residential facilities and half-way houses online but using google, bing or any search engine. If you have a psychiatrist or mental health professional working with you (which I would advise) they can tell you of programs in your area. The benefits are not alienating everyone you know, maintaining your life/health, keeping your job and your self-respect. ...Read more
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 heard spicy foods can help you lose weight? Is that true, and if so does my chipotle addiction have health benefits?
It's controversial: there is some evidence that hot peppers (capsaisan) accelerates metabolism and can be associated with some weight loss. However, I am still old-fashioned and not a believer in "gimmicks" to lose weight. Weight loss is a matter of cutting back on the calories you eat particularly sugar, and increasing your output of calories in terms of increased exercise.I assume you would know by now if it works ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the health benefits of switching from cigarettes to an electric vaporizer? and do the additives in cigarettes make cigarettes more addictive
Depends: Some e-cigarettes have filtering functions that allow you to cut back on the nicotine in the smoke, and others do not. E-cigarettes deliver the same amount of nicotine, which is what is bad for your heart, but has less in the way of tars, which is what causes cancer of the mouth and throat, and lung. There is no research i know of on the additives, flavors, oils and gases in e-cigs so don't know. ...Read more
Depends: If you are a diabetic, and you can't live without insulin, are you going to refuse it so you don't get addicted? Doctors don't prescribe medication to get you addicted, they prescribe it to help you. If you need the medication, then why do you want to refuse it? In general, pain medication and tranquilizers are more addicting than other medications. Discuss your concerns with your family doctor. ...Read more
Lifetime,1 day @time: It gets easier over time but most people need ongoing support to stay stopped for any type of addiction. Try marijuana anonymous @ www.Marijuana-anonymous.Org. There are about 5 or 6 local districts of ma for the la area & local websites have meeting info. Check local drug treatment programs too. ...Read more
A good therapist: It is really important to work with a good therapist to deal with cutting behavior. Whether it is an addiction or not, it is serious and probably medication will be prescribed, but a behavioral strategy is also important. Hospitalization may be necessary to get this symptom under control and prevent a tragic event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
No easy answer: Depends on type of addiction (e.g., drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, eating). Nonetheless, abstinence is difficult to achieve and requires many changes (in lifestyle, friends, social life). Counseling and participation in self-help groups is very helpful. Medication may help. Relapses are common and not necessarily a sign of failure. Families of the addict should join self-help groups as well. ...Read more
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