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What Causes Addiction To Buying Lottery Tickets
Gambler's fallacy: The "gambler's fallacy" is the belief that "this time i'll win it big." for some folks, this is an irresistable urge that drives them to spend all of their money, whether it be on lotto tickets, at the craps table, slot machines or on sporting events. Groups like celebrate recovery and gambler's anonymous are very important to overcoming this. If this is you, seek help and support today. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Tarot cards: What are you looking for from the tarot cards? Advice? Predictions? How are your relationships with live people you can talk with and enjoy doing things with? These are crucial issues for you. You've seemingly noticed that one activity is receiving an inordinate amount of your time. I know of no 12 step group specifically for tarot card users, but personal counseling may help you move on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor: Talk to the doctor who prescribes the medication and ask for a plan. The plan should involve tapering off the narcotic medication while addressing your pain with other non-addictive meds and alternative health ways of dealing with pain. Do it now before it gets worse! ...Read more
Ex-addict: Life style changes and maintaining healthy support system. ...Read more
What sort of disorder could cause someone to lie, steal from Family, gamble a lot, spend recklessly, smoke excessively, be moody and selfish? Thanks
Good insight: First, congrats on recognizing one of the biggest problems in the USA. Second, you can not stop it yourself. You need some else to someone else to open up to, to try to understand what is happening. Is it for pain? For anxiety? Is it for boredom? AA or NA meetings, or tell the MD prescribing the Meds. But recognizing the problem is a great step to fixing it!! ...Read more
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"hitting bottom": People in alcohol recovery (aa) say that addicts have to "hit bottom" before they accept the need to change. This varies from person to person... It could be a spouse leaving, losing a job, a medical complication, getting arrested, etc. Whatever it is, the person can't accept it, and becomes motivated to stop using the addictive substance. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Seek help: Gambling addiction was recently recognized as a serious issues. If you're ready to get help you can start with Gamblers Anonymous. Visit their web page for more information on meetings near you at www.gamblersanonymous.org There are also treatment programs that can work with you as well. There is hope and admitting you have a problem is a big step to getting better. ...Read more
Should I get rid of my cell phone? I'm trying to beat a porn addiction and it has internet access?
I often find myself addicted to whatever I like (person, games, songs, movie etc.) It takes over all my priorities. Please help me to get rid of this?
Fall in love with...: Hi. I suggest you fall in love with an intellectual pursuit. All the things you mention are fun, but rather superficial. Find out how amazingly cool science and the universe around you are. Depth is very cool and superficial is, well, shallow. When your intellect is engaged, the people you associate with tend to be equally interesting. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H'mm: Get them out of your life totally and immediately. Now, how did this happen? I want to make sure that is taken care of. An evaluation from a well trained psychiatrist never hurt no one. And did some good for some folks. ...Read more
Ran out of alcohol what's another way to help get a newborns ambilicoil cord off? Without hurting him or buying more alcohol?
Just keep it clean: There are many culturally different ways to handle the cord stump.They vary around the world from applying breast milk, to antibiotic ointment to alcohol and more. All studies have been compared and none seem to show much difference in outcome. Simple cleanliness and allowing it to dry works fine.The alcohol seems to accelerate drying, but can be omitted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey hi, i'm christian i need to know the psychological impact of watching pornvideo because i want to stop watching those video, kindly help me.thx?
What for?: There's a logical flaw in your post. If you want to stop watching porn, your mind is already made up that you need to. If that's the case, why do you need to know the psychological impact? You're asking for evidence, which isn't what religion is about. Religious faith is belief WITHOUT proof. You don't NEED evidence in religion. If it's written somewhere that it's wrong, that's God talking. Right? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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