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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
Stop drinking: I am unaware of anything that can fix the inherited enzyme deficiency that results in accumulation of acetaldehyde in many Asians (including Native Americans). It is not really related to histamine, as some other kinds of alcohol flushing are, but trying an antihistamine might be reasonable, but could also interact with alcohol causing more sedation and/or impairment. ...Read more
I am addicted to porn and smoking cigarettes, this is really affecting on me. How I can stop both of them ?
Any addiction: means a loss of freedom and quality of life. Don't judge yourself harshly but do get some support. Seek a smoking cessation group at your local hospital or through your doc or even on line. Same goes for porn addition. Fill your life with other things. Replace problem behaviors w/positive behaviors. Peace and good health. ...Read more
You need a support: System. Encourage you to become involved in 12 step programs such as narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous asap. Obtain a sponsor (even if it is only a temporary sponsor). If you are not already working with an addiction medicine specialist - this would be very beneficial. ...Read more
Caffeine withdrawl: Being a former caffeine addict myself, i understand the fear. Withdrawl symptoms can range from minor irritability, to severe headaches. While unpleasant, it is not recommended to medicate for caffeine withdrawl. It is usually a very short phenomenon and I have never seen someone need to be hospialized because of it. I would recommend having tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin available. Maybe even sugarfree gum. ...Read more
Determination: Like any addicition, it isnot easy to stop doing something that feels good. Try to slowly stop as opposed to just all at once. Drinking 1 less can a day until eventually you are no longer drinking soda. Try switching the soda can with something healthier as the days go by as well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm addicted to masturbation I have to do it everyday. I tried many time to stop it but ican't. What is the effect of this addiction and how to stop i?
Too Much Good Thing?: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q&a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit.Ly/17krv3h. "alice" suggests questions to ask yourself about your patterns of masturbation, your attitudes about it, etc. She points out that different people have very different masturbation habits. There is a wide range of experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get my caffeine without drinking soda? Trying to lose weight but hate those headache from not drinking my caffeine!
NoDoz (caffeine): NoDoz is a formulation of caffeine .. However, definitely not advisable for any type of use over a few days. Your best bet is to titrate the caffeine dosage down each day over a week or 2. Might be helpful, though, just until your body adjusts to not having that morning jolt. Hope that helps! ...Read more
My mother drinks a lot and i don't want to say alcoholic but what can I do to help her quit the drinking or how can she start?
Alcoholism: I am very proud of you being willing to help your mom. But, this is not your job. Her job is to go to her family doctor and to ask for help. There is also a program called alcoholics anonymous that has meetings where she can go talk to others with a problem drinking and ask for help while she figures this out. Another good source of information is drug and alcohol treatment centers. ...Read more
I attempted to quit my daily routine of drinking coffee. How do I get rid of my headache from caffeine withdrawal?
I'm starting juicing and i wanted to know what is supplement can take to keep my headaches from coming after i stop drinking soda?
What can I do to help with the emotional intensity of just having quit smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee?
Auricular acupunctur: Speak with your physician to ensure that stopping alcohol cold turkey will not put you at risk for withdrawal symptoms. If coffee use was high, a gradual taper is usually recommended. Auricular acupuncture is quite helpful for all three of these things. It can help you to feel calm and reduce cravings. ...Read more
AA is a start: Please pick up your phone book right now. Look up alcoholic's anonymous and call the number. Or you can find aa meetings in your area on-line. Go to a meeting tonight. Don't put off getting help. ...Read more
I binge a lot and can't stop myself . So before going to sleep I vomit a little to avoid weight gain. Please advice how do I stop myself from binging.
Many Strategies: Your binge eating disorder is worsened by becoming bulimic. Binge-eating is caused by a variety of factors. But vomiting to control the binge behavior can itself become a compulsion! Have yourself evaluated ASAP by a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. Binge eating is a common problem, but one that requires dedication on your part to overcome. Working with a therapist makes it easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I drink and smoke a lot but I am not habitual of drinking and smoking. So please tell me till which age I can drink and smoke without any health prob?
Harms at Any Age: Drinking and smoking a lot will cause many health problems at any age. Excessive drinking & smoking leads to cancer, liver damage, lung, heart, gi, problems, the list goes on. The earlier you start smoking/drinking too much the sooner the problems will happen. Starting as a teen can lead to developmental & growth problems. See your doctor for more info & ways to help quit smoking & limit alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradual taper: The only way i'm aware of to break a caffeine dependence is to gradually decrease the daily "dosage". If part of the addiction is the setting (enjoying coffee breaks at work, or gatherings with friends), try partly substituting decaf. The key is to let your body adjust slowly, over weeks. If you get withdrawal symptoms (e.g., headaches), you were decreasing the caffeine too quickly. ...Read more
Slowly: Congrats for quitting smoking, it can be hard work! Using nicotine replacement - gum, patch - can be helpful. How long has it been? If a few weeks or months, make sure you can control smoking urges before you reduce the gum. When you're confident about getting through the day, reduce gu slowly - a few pieces each week. Alternate with regular gum. Be patient - it's not harmful like cigarettes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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