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Doctor insights on: What Causes Addiction To Buying Lottery Tickets

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What causes addiction to buying lottery tickets?

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 more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

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


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What are good ways to overcome my addiction to tarot cards?

What are good ways to overcome my addiction to tarot cards?

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 more

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What to do if i'm falling into a prescription drug abuse addiction?

What to do if i'm falling into a prescription drug abuse addiction?

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

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Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Addiction= disease: Neither are bad, they are both diseases. The principles of recovery are the same for both. Consider finding a mutual support group for either addiction. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm falling into a prescription drug abuse addiction?

What do you advise if I'm falling into a prescription drug abuse addiction?

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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What motivates someone to get over drug or alcohol addiction?

What motivates someone to get over drug or alcohol addiction?

"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 more

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Gambling addiction -big problem, what to do?

Gambling addiction -big problem, what to do?

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

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What are good ways to overcome my lifelong addiction to sugar?

What are good ways to overcome my lifelong addiction to sugar?

Information: Sugar is not a truly addicting substance. Substituting thing other that sugar gradually may help. It requires inner personal strength. ...Read more

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Should I get rid of my cell phone? I'm trying to beat a porn addiction and it has internet access?

Should I get rid of my cell phone? I'm trying to beat a porn addiction and it has internet access?

Mutual support helps: Before losing the cell phone, you might consider using it to find a mutual support meeting for sexual compulsivity. Then you might use your cell phone to call other recovering sex addicts when you need support. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What to do about a selfish drug addict?

What to do about a selfish drug addict?

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

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Ran out of alcohol what's another way to help get a newborns ambilicoil cord off? Without hurting him or buying more alcohol?

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 more

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My child won't stop playing world of warcraft. Can he actually become addicted to a video game?

My child won't stop playing world of warcraft.  Can he actually become addicted to a video game?

Video game addiction: Yes children can become addicted to video games. This is a big problem and you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are hives a legitimate excuse to email a teacher about getting out of class?

Are hives a legitimate excuse to email a teacher about getting out of class?

Yes..and no: If you are truly having issues with the hives (uncomfortable or unsightly or whatever) then yes. If you are doing it to get out of work.....Well you already know the answer. High dose antihistamines could help considerably. ...Read more

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What is drug rehab programs do to cure someones addiction to illegal drugs?

Therapy: They provide medications to help keep people from having seizures, or other adverse withdrawal effects, but also treating their psychiatric illness, and providing therapy and 12 step programs to help people in their recovery from addiction. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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