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What Can I Do Stop My Addiction Of Drinking To Much Coke
Stop drinking coke: I know it is not that simple. Any addictive behavior is hard to change. Yes if you are asking this question you are addicted to coke. It is not just alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs that become addictive. Addictive behavior is in part just a habit that becomes very compelling to do over and over and becomes very difficult to resist. Let friends and family know you want to stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a coke (the drink not the drug) addiction and have tried to give it up but the withdrawals are really bad any ideas on how to ease these?
I have an addiction to diet coke. It's literally all i drink and when i run out of it i panic. When i try to give it up i get headaches and irritable
Coke: This week keep track of how many cans or coke bottles you drink every 24 hours. Beginning monday begin to reduce that amount by 10 percent per week. If you drink 10 cans a day reduce by 1 can and substitute a can of coke zero. Each week reduce cans or bottles by 1 while substituting coke zero until you get to 2 cans per day. Then you should be fine. You have caffeine withdrawal headaches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?
How I can stop the coffee addiction . I always drink coffee . If i am stop in one day , i feel headache in this day .
Very common: Headache when stopping coffee and other sources of caffeine abruptly is very common. I'd suggest making your last cup of the day just a little bit later than usual although not so late as to interfere with sleep. Then start making that cup smaller every day until it is eliminated. Then do that with the new last cup and keep going in steps gradual enough that you don't have headache. ...Read more
Dear sir or miss, my father has alcohol addiction and is very sick. He has blood presure and sometimes vomits after drinking. How can he stop drinking?
ALANON: Hello. It is so painful to watch someone be destructive with their help. There is not an easy or quick answer to your question. Depending on your age i recommend you begin attending alateen or alanon meetings. Over time you will learn ways to cope and figure out which interventions may be of help and which are harmful. Take care. ...Read more
Wean yourself: Wean yourself slowly. You don't want to go through caffeine withdrawal. Start by cutting your normal amount in half, in a few days to a week, cut the amount you take in half again. I recommend replacing it with water, since water is the healthiest. There are alternatives such as green tea or coffee which also contain caffeine and antioxidants. ...Read more
Count your calories: Giving up soda is a great start as it has little nutritional value but is loaded with sodium and sugar. Choose foods with high nutritional value and watch the fat calories as fatty foods have 9 cal/gram while carbs and protein have about 4 cal/gram. People can say this and that about carbs versus fat versus protein. In the end it still amounts to how many calories consumed minus calories burned. ...Read more
Diet Coke: I believe you are referring to "diet coke" not just any diet cola. In that case, i believe that overdoing sodas with asparatame--nutrasweet is potentially damaging to your healththe breakdown product of nutrasweet is formic acic--or formaldehyde-same stuff we preserve dead bodies with! it is not good for you. Switch to a diet cola made with stevia. Second best splenda. Then wean yourself to h2o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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